MacNN | Nexus 7 ousts iPad for top spot in Japanese holiday sales
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Nexus 7 ousts iPad for top spot in Japanese holiday sales
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 9:57am

The Google Nexus 7 beat the iPad at Japanese retail stores during the holiday season, says research firm BCN. The group surveyed 2,400 electronics stores around the country in December, and found that the Nexus 7 accounted for 44.4 percent of the tablet market, while the iPad took home 40.1 percent. Tablets made by local companies, such as Sony, only accounted for 2 to 3 percent of sales.



Local business publication Nikkei, which published the BCN figures, comments that price may have been an important factor, since the Nexus 7 is roughly $100 less in Japan than an equivalent iPad mini. A shortage of Minis is said to have helped the Nexus, but price is portrayed as being a bigger influence. In the US the price gap is even wider, since a 16GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7 is $199, but a similarly-equipped Mini is $329. The sales figures mark the end of an era in Japan, where the iPad has been the leading tablet since its first-generation model launched in 2010. In fact the iPad has tended to control the tablet market wherever it's on sale, perhaps making the BCN numbers unique worldwide.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Apple TV, Roku getting FXNow with Simpsons World in next 12 months - 10:40 PM EST
  • Apple hit with new employee lawsuit in California court - 9:39 PM EST
  • Cook blames second quarterly drop in iPads on anticipation - 7:39 PM EST
  • Apple Q3 breakdown shows biggest growth in China - 5:17 PM EST
  • Apple reaps $37.43 billion in third-quarter revenues - 4:43 PM EST
  • Goodwill investigating possible data breach, could date back to 2013 - 4:18 PM EST
  • FLIR One thermal imaging iPhone case preorders commence July 23 - 4:10 PM EST
  • iPad, Kindle Fire make gains in North American web traffic - 2:40 PM EST
  • Advocates challenge Verizon's claims that 'fast lanes' help disabled - 1:48 PM EST
  • Forums: Mac Pro for consumers? - 1:28 PM EST
  • Apple deals: iMacs from $1,099 - 1:27 PM EST
  • DealNN: 11.6-inch MacBook Air cut to $950 - 1:20 PM EST
  • PQI ships iOS-device expanding iStick with USB, Lightning connectors - 1:15 PM EST
  • Briefly: Castle of Illusion for Mac, iOS 8 keyboard beta - 12:23 PM EST
  • Kobe Bryant confirms meeting with Apple designer Jonathan Ive - 12:12 PM EST
  • Apple patents smartwatch concept with gesture, proximity features - 10:05 AM EST
  • UE Boom adds model with skate artist Don Pendleton graphics - 8:35 AM EST
  • Verizon posts $7.7 billion income, first wired profit in seven years - 8:27 AM EST
  • Seoul seeks ban of Uber, develops own taxi-booking mobile app - 7:09 AM EST
  • New commercial debuts for MacBook Air, entitled 'Stickers' - 12:50 AM EST
  • Several backdoors included on every iOS device, researcher says [U] - 12:26 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • California judge rules Google must confront commingled data lawsuit - 8:30 PM EST
  • Former Bungie composer settles suit with studio president for $95,000 - 6:46 PM EST
  • Microsoft hits $23.4 billion revenue in Q4, earnings share decreasing - 5:38 PM EST
  • Samsung opens pre-orders for $120,000 105-inch curved 4K television - 4:41 PM EST
  • Wacom's Bamboo Paper app now available for Android, Windows 8 - 3:23 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.