Quarterly sales up slightly, year-on-year sales down massively

E-readers sales see large decline

Sales of e-readers saw a quarterly increase of 5.5 per cent but were down a huge 63.1 per cent compared to Q2 last year.

According to Digitimes, around 1.53 million e-reader devices were shipped globally during the second quarter.

The decline has led some to speculate that the e-reader market may have reached a peak, with tablets and smartphones taking some sales.

Digitimes also notes that the launch of new devices from Amazon and Kobo may push global shipments up to 10.65 million for the year, however that would still be significantly less than the 27 million total global shipments for 2011.

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