sales

  • Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe

    Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe


    Gartner found that Apple is number five in European PC sales, just below Acer, Dell, and Asus. They sold 966,000 units in 1Q11, 292,000 less than the fourth place winner. But wait… there’s more! Read More

  • RIM Sold 45,000 Playbooks Opening Day

    RIM Sold 45,000 Playbooks Opening Day


    With launch reviews that rivaled Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, the Playbook didn’t seem to get any breaks. However, depending on if you’re a “glass half full” kind of person, the company did sell about 50,000 Playbooks on opening day, arguably a fairly strong showing for a device that was not initially well-received. Read More

  • Estimates Put Nintendo 3DS At 500,000-750,000 Units Sold In North America

    Estimates Put Nintendo 3DS At 500,000-750,000 Units Sold In North America

    Early sales estimates of the Nintendo 3DS continue to trickle in. Depending on which analyst you want to believe, Nintendo sold anywhere from 500,000 to 750,000 units during the five days in March it was available here in North America. The only problem with these numbers is that Nintendo can now expect consumers to confused as to what system they should get, the 3DS or plain ol’ DS. Read More

  • Estimates Point To 3 Million Nooks Color Sold

    Estimates Point To 3 Million Nooks Color Sold

    This, multiplied by a million minus 1 million Digitimes “sources” are stating that 3 million Nooks Color have rolled off the assembly line and into stores over the past year, giving the Nook Color firmly at 50% of the “iPad-like” tablet market. They estimated 600,000-700,000 sales per month in January and February during the post-holiday gift card redemption season. Read More

  • How Much Can You Get For Your Old iPad?

    How Much Can You Get For Your Old iPad?

    Like any self-respecting gadget hound, I found myself at an impasse: I have an iPad first gen but I want an iPad 2 . I also have limited funds and a family to feed. So, then, do I keep both iPads and sell the family or perform the opposite of that transaction and sell the iPad 1st gen, keep the family, and buy the iPad 2. After an evening of careful concentration on soul searching… Read More

  • Improving Sales: The Excuse Department Is Closed

    Improving Sales: The Excuse Department Is Closed

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a two-time entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of venture capital at GRP Partners. Suster writes a blog at Bothsidesofthetable and can be found on Twitter at @msuster. Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do… Read More

  • Computer Hardware Sales Soared This Season

    Computer Hardware Sales Soared This Season

    According to a ComScore report, computer hardware sales rose 25% this holiday thanks in part to the popularity of the iPad. This buoyed laptop and mobile tech sales considerably over the last few weeks. Free Shipping Day aka December 17 saw $942 million in sales out of a total $27.46 billion sold this season. Read More

  • Black Friday Study: iPad Tops Holiday Tech Wish List

    Black Friday Study: iPad Tops Holiday Tech Wish List

    Black Friday sales are already all over the place online, particularly for those shiny new tech toys we all love so much. But here’s the thing: nobody has a job anymore. Well, not “nobody,” but with unemployment currently hovering around 10 percent, you’d have to expect that people will curb their spending this year. So goes the conventional wisdom, and you know what… Read More

  • Fat Cash: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Makes $360M Its First Day, Activision Say It's Biggest Launch In Entertainment History

    Fat Cash: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Makes $360M Its First Day, Activision Say It's Biggest Launch In Entertainment History

    As a caller on Ron & Fez reminded us a little while ago, Call of Duty: Black Ops (also known as BLOPS) had the biggest entertainment launch in history, taking in some $360 million in first-day sales. But as we all know, that’s a reasonably misleading statement. How do you compare “entertainment launches” across different entertainment, um, sectors? Let’s take movies. Read More

  • Newegg Gets In On The Early Black Friday Sales With Black November

    Newegg Gets In On The Early Black Friday Sales With Black November

    Just like how Amazon (and it was also brought to my attention, offers.com) has started offering Black Friday sales early, so, too, has Newegg. The site began its Black November promotion today, and while there doesn’t appear to be anything too crazy right now, it’s literally Day One of the sale. I, for one, am waiting for a Blu-ray drive to put into my PC. Not that I need one… Read More