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Amazon.com Announces "Best of 2009" Lists and Launches the Bestsellers Archive
SEATTLE, Dec 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its "Best of 2009" lists, which include the bestselling, most-wished-for and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2009.* Additionally, the company has launched the Bestsellers Archive, which allows customers to view historical bestsellers in Books, Kindle Books, MP3 Downloads, Movies & TV, Music, Video, Video Games and Video On Demand (for example, books can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/bestsellers/2009/books/).

"The Bestsellers Archive reveals the collective interests of our customers back to the beginning of Amazon.com," said Eva Manolis, vice president of Retail Customer Experience. "It's a fun experience enabling exploration of bestselling products -- helping customers find their favorites as well as discover those they may not know about."

Bestselling Products of 2009

The following is a list of the bestselling products on Amazon.com in 2009 by total units sold:

  • Electronics: Kindle Wireless Reading Device
  • Books: "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
  • Kindle Books: "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
  • DVD: "Twilight"
  • Video On Demand: "Twilight"
  • Music: "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
  • MP3 Album: "No Line on the Horizon" by U2
  • MP3 Song: "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
  • Video Games: Wii
  • Computers: ASUS Eee PC 1005HA 10.1-Inch Black Netbook
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Home & Garden: Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
  • Grocery: Coffee People, Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers
  • Gourmet Food: 50's Decade Box Gift Basket
  • Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer
  • Beauty: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
  • Toys: Scrabble Slam Cards
  • Baby: Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
  • Clothing & Accessories: Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Jean
  • Shoes and Handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com): Crocs Cayman Sandal
  • Jewelry: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant
  • Watches: Casio Men's Sea Analog Illuminator Dual LED Dive Watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program
  • Home Improvement: Toro Ultra 12 Amp Variable Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum
  • Automotive: Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger

Most-Wished-For Products of 2009

The following is a list of products that appeared most often on the Wish Lists of Amazon.com customers in 2009:

  • Electronics: Kindle Wireless Reading Device
  • Books: "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
  • Kindle Books: "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
  • DVD: "Star Trek" (Three-Disc +Digital Copy, Blu-ray)
  • Video On Demand: "Julie & Julia"
  • Music: "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
  • MP3 Album: "Ocean Eyes" by Owl City
  • MP3 Song: "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
  • Video Games: New Super Mario Bros
  • Computers: ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Home & Garden: KitchenAid 90th Anniversary Limited-Edition 5-Quart Stand Mixer
  • Grocery: Coffee People, Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers
  • Gourmet Food: Haribo Gummi Candy, 5-Pound Bag
  • Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer
  • Beauty: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
  • Toys: The Settlers of Catan
  • Baby: Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
  • Clothing & Accessories: Storus Smart Money Clip
  • Shoes: UGG Classic Cardy Boot
  • Jewelry: Platinum, Round, Diamond 4-Prong Stud Earrings
  • Watches: Citizen Men's Eco-Drive Canvas Strap Watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
  • Home Improvement: Leatherman Skeletool CX Multitool
  • Automotive: Sunforce 50044 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit

Most Popular Gift Products of 2009

The following is a list of products most frequently purchased as gifts by Amazon.com customers in 2009:

  • Electronics: Kindle Wireless Reading Device
  • Books: "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 2)
  • DVD: "Up"
  • Music: "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
  • Video Games: Wii
  • Computers: ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Home & Garden: Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
  • Grocery: Numi's Bouquet Bamboo Gift Set with Clear Teapot and Nine Flowering Teas
  • Gourmet Food: Grand Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket
  • Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer
  • Beauty: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Toys: IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit
  • Baby: Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes
  • Clothing & Accessories: The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee
  • Jewelry: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant
  • Watches: Timex Unisex Sports Personal Heart Rate Monitor Watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick Scooter
  • Home Improvement: Black & Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench
  • Automotive: Accutire MS-4350B Programmable Digital Tire Gauge

*Includes data from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 22, 2009.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.ca, http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.amazon.de, http://www.amazon.co.jp, http://www.amazon.fr, and http://www.amazon.cn. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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