It’s not news that eBook readers were big sellers this holiday season. Apparently, though, they were even bigger than everyone expected.
Our own Jessica reported the nook had some serious download issues on Christmas Day; apparently all 60,000 or so nooks connecting simultaneously was a bit much for Barnes and Noble.
They are in good company, though, as Sony also saw their Reader Store crash on December 25th. Apparently there were quite a few Pocket, Touch, and Daily Editions of the Sony Reader all hungry for new content!
Amazon did not appear to have any problems, though they have had a head start on ebooks by a few years. More good news from Amazon was that the Kindle was their most popular electronic gift this season (along with GPS units and iPod Touches).
Best news of all: The Kindle is Amazon’s most gifted item OF ALL TIME. And on Christmas day Kindle books outsold paper books! Wow! Just to repeat that, more Kindles have been given as gifts than any other item in Amazon’s history. More than iPods, more than netbooks, more than GPS units!
Did you get a Sony Reader, nook or Kindle this holiday season? Share your new eBook excitement below!