|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:
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:
Most Popular Gift Products of 2009
The following is a list of products most frequently purchased as gifts by Amazon.com customers in 2009:
*Includes data from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 22, 2009.
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