Every year, Amazon.com provides a look at some of the best-selling products during the holiday season. As always, the information the secretive retailer provides is cherry-picked and incomplete, and in the case of technology products, more than slightly skewed. Still, it's an interesting roundup.
You can find the full press release—such as it is—on Amazon.com's web site. But here's a peek at just the tech-related data.
The top three best-selling computers during the holiday season were all Chromebooks: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-inch, 2GB), ASUS Chromebook 13-inch with Gigabit WiFi (16GB, 2GB), and HP 11-2010nr 11.6-inch Chromebook (Snow White). I'm honestly surprised the HP Stream 11 or 13 didn't make this list.
The best-selling electronics accessories during the holiday season were three different length versions of the Amazon Basics HDMI Cable.
The best-selling video games were Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Just Dance 2015 and Super Smash Bros.
Amazon Fire TV was the best-selling streaming media box on Amazon.com this holiday season. It is also the fastest-selling Amazon device ever, the retailer claims, and is among the most wished-for items on Amazon.com this holiday season.
Amazon's Fire HD 7, Fire HD 6 and Fire HDX 7 were the "holiday best-selling tablets," presumably in that order. The Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 were among the most wished-for items on Amazon.com this holiday season as well, and Fire tablet sales on Amazon.com were up over three times year over year this Black Friday. Something tells me Apple might have some slightly different data on tablet sales.
Amazon Appstore selection worldwide more than doubled in 2014 over 2013, Amazon says.
Kindle e-reader sales on Black Friday grew nearly four times year over year.
Shopping via mobile: According to Amazon, almost 60 percent of customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday season, and mobile shopping accelerated as it got later into the shopping season.
Amazon didn't call out smart phones, which is kind of curious, or video game consoles. I'd love to see something like this from Microsoft Store.