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Nexus 7 Sales Approaching 1 Million Units Per Month

According to Asus executives, sales of the Nexus 7 are approaching 1 million units per month. Speaking during their quarterly earnings call, their CFO mentioned that during the first couple of months it was 500K units, then 600K, then 700K, with the most recent month closing in on seven figures. 

Up until now, we have only been able to guess what sales have been like, because Google refuses to provide sales figures. Some predicted that the number was sitting around the 800K-1M mark, but those predictions seem to be way off. This news from Asus paints a much brighter picture than I think even I was willing to predict. If you go back to launch and tally up those numbers, you are looking at close to 3 million Nexus 7 units sold. While that’s not on iPad level, it’s impressive for an Android tablet.

Now, with 32GB versions with 3G coming, a price drop of the 16GB model, and the holiday shopping season around the corner, those number should only continue to climb.

Are you surprised by these sales figures? I know I am.

Via:  WSJ

  • Pegleg

    How are folks dealing with the no mem card issue? Seems very limited without!

  • Pegleg

    Need memory card slot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NedReader

    I got my Nexus 7 the first day it was available and use it all the time and love it. I sometimes think about all the things I was able to do with the $300.00 I saved by not getting an iPad.

  • ddevito

    Best. Tablet. ever.

  • just picked up a 32gb N7. Very nice!

  • Kindroid

    adrizzy…not very impressive. A wifi only tablet with limited initial distribution..North America, Europe and Australia. Wait until the 3g model is available and ships to South America, Africa and Asia. Then we can compare numbers. And it not the only Android tablet in the works to compete with iPad.

  • William_Morris

    I just picked up my replacement about 24 hours ago. Didn’t want to spend the cash, but to fix the screen on the previous nexus was almost the same cost.

  • wh1te_mag1c

    I’m no Apple fanboy (quite the contrary), but let’s put this in perspective: Apple has sold over 100 million tablets by now.

    All I can say is: God Speed, Android, God Speed!

    • 1ofdakoolkidz

      I am sure that is the same thing that was said in general about Android after the Iphone was introduced but obviously that did not turn out the way Apple expected either. I work for a carrier and I have die hard apple fanboys now asking me about the GS3, so anything is possible.

  • Bryan

    I am not surprised at all. This price point with the specs it has is in demand. I will be buying at least three for Christmas gifts (for my kids) and know others who are doing the same.
    And now that the price for the 16GB is $199 – that saves me $50 each – so I am saving $150 which is awesome!

  • andrizzy

    This is actually pretty pathetic. He says they are getting close to 1 million. He says first month half that and then 600,000 or 700,000 in the middle month. That is 2.1 or 2.2 million units sold in a quarter. Apple sold 14 million iPads in the last quarter and they start at $499. The N7 is $199. That is not very impressive at all.

    • guest

      Its not a fair comparison…just about all of the Nexus 7 purchases reflect consumer choice, while iPad sales figures are greatly skewed because of the enterprise and government bulk buys. Think about it…just about everyone i know has been issued an iPad by their company or school. I only know 2 people who actually went out and bought one for themselves.

      • wh1te_mag1c

        Are you saying that personal consumer purchases of iPads are in the minority, compared to the purchases by government(s) and companies?

        • andrizzy

          The question is not is that what he is saying but rather is he saying that with a straight face.

      • andrizzy

        I see your antidotal evidence and raise you my antidotal evidence. I don’t know anybody who has received one through their company or school. I don’t even know anyone whose school gives them to anybody, let alone the person i know. I also don’t know of any companies that use them. I have never been into any store that uses them.

        Now, clearly some schools and businesses do use them and give them to students/employees i just don’t know of them nor have i ever seen them.

        • Abgar Musayelyan

          i know 4 people in total that own ipads. all of them received them through their companies. just sayin.

  • Breezer23

    I enjoy my Nexus 7 though I find myself using my iPad 3 more often. I have a deskjob so the smaller size isn’t that big of an advantage for me.

    • ddevito

      if that’s the case you don’t need a tablet at all.

      I just blew your mind :p

  • Radgatt

    Being realistic here, those figured may not climb due to the iPad mini…common folk love the iPad and will be fascinated when they see a smaller one that they can “afford”

    • sirmeili

      I guess afford is relative. For $70 more you can get a 10″ nexus. For $120 less you can get a 7″Nexus. For those that I know that are the most budget conscious but would like a tablet, $130 might be too much when they know they could get a Kindle Fire or a Nexus 7.

  • monkey082506

    I just recently picked up the N7, and I love it, super fast, good size, all around a good tablet. The biggest problem/my only problem with it is the fact I can’t use my MHL adapter to put the screen on the TV.

  • Droid Burgundy

    WOW great numbers indeed. Now just to decide between getting the Nexus 7 or 10. Coming from a Nook Color…..

    • JMonkeYJ

      how did you like the form factor of the nook? i’m a huge fan of the 7″ form factor so i would actually choose N7 over N10 for that reason. have you played with any 10″ tabs? might help you figure it out…

      • Droid Burgundy

        I liked reading on the nook, it fit well in one hand.. but I think I need to literally hold a Nexus 10 to make up my mind. I had tried out a XOOM before and decided it was too heavy and bulky for daily use so never got one.

  • Thought Apple had a patent on selling devices by the millions per month?

    • Expect a lawsuit. It’s coming.

      • They’ll probably try to figure out a way to blame Samsung for it, too.

        • Heh. “Asus made a great tablet? Samsung’s fault! Add the Nexus 7 to our lawsuit” – said every Apple lawyer ever

  • This is a great message for developers, who have still been shafting the Android tablet community.

    • tony

      yeah because 2.1 million vs 26 million is huge for developers…

  • Chuck Finley

    First…I was told there’d be no math.
    Second….I was told that the N7 failed, saw slides and everything.
    What’s next…….a Nexus with a SD slot? A Droid-Life post detailing the life and times of The Woz?

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      hey! the Woz is awesome. the guy had a galaxy nexus before anyone on this site.
      thats enough to make him cool in my book.

  • Akeem McAllister

    I want Android to surpass the competition so that one day we can look back and say iOS what? If only their marketing skills were up to par with Samsung or the fruit company these numbers would be through the roof. Despite the lack or lag of press these numbers are very impressive! Also, I am content with being an early adopter, I have convinced two other people to purchase one.

  • I bought mine couple months ago, sold my ipad to get it.. SOOO much happier, still can’t believe I bought an ipad, what was I thinking, I hated it.. So happy now.. love the thing.. and it’s size, i wouldn’t trade it for a nexus 10

    • chris125

      I also had an ipad and traded it in to gamestop and picked up a nexus 7 and have been loving it ever since.

  • DroidzFX

    I held a 32GB one at Office depot then thought about my Xoom at home and wish it wasn’t there.

  • EC8CH

    I bought one and it’s great regardless if mine was the only one sold that month or if 999,999 others were sold too.

    Great price for a very useful sized tablet period.

    My only complaint is the screen looks kinda washed out, but I’m comparing it to the blacks on my G-NEX which are extremely impressive.

    • TheWenger

      Same thing here. I’m way spoiled by the amoled, and when I tried to put the same Nexus bootscreen live wallpaper on my 7 it just looked bad compared to my GNex.

  • PalmerAdam

    Are there any sales numbers for the galaxy nexus, more specifically on Verizon? That’s the elephant in the room if you ask me.

    • EC8CH

      Back when they were selling the refurbed 32gb version for $250 it was listed as the top selling device on their website for whatever that’s worth.

      I don’t think it sold anywhere near RAZR numbers, but that’s due to lame advertising and sales reps pushing certain VZW favored phones onto customers.

  • Really, I’m not at all surprised. A great product at an attractive price point is bound to sell. And the Nexus 10 should also be a hit–that’s one helluva product for $399.

  • Alexander Garcia

    Haha. I actually just bought one online right before seeing this post. =)

  • r0lct

    So all “real/legit” Android tablets combined must be over 1mil/month.