This Bloomberg story heads up the no-surprise surprise financial file:
Amazon Says Holiday Sales Set Record on IPods and Video Games
Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc., the world’s biggest online retailer, said holiday sales worldwide set a record this year on demand for Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod music players, video games and jewelry.
Shoppers bought more than 108 million items between Nov. 1 and Christmas, the Seattle-based retailer said today in a statement. The company did not provide revenue figures. The busiest single day was Monday, Dec. 12, when customers ordered 3.6 million items.
Ipods were … the top three-selling items in electronics for Amazon.com.
[Update] For those of you doing math at home, that December 12th “busiest day” at Amazon works out to 42 items per second (which, as one poster here points out, means a smaller number of orders — as most orders contain more than one item — but still darn impressive).