95,000 First-Day Preorders Estimated for Kindle Fire
When Amazon's Kindle Fire became available for pre-order on September 28, consumers opened their pocketbooks. eDataSource, an online research company that specializes in online sales, estimated that Amazon sold 95,000 of the devices on their first day of availability.
This made the $199 Kindle Fire the top-selling item in the electronics section of Amazon's online marketplace, even though the sales were preorders and the device will not arrive until November.
Amazon has never disclosed exact sales figures for any version of the Kindle.