SEATTLE, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. online retail giant Amazon.com said the latest Kindle tablet reader has become the best-selling item in the firm's history.
The third generation digital book reader surpassed the book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows," to become Amazon's top seller, the site said in a statement.
Amazon did not say how many 3G Kindles had sold, but the release said it sold a record 158 items per second on Nov. 29. During the 24-hour spree, Amazon sold 13.7 million items.
Assembling its bragging rights into fun facts, Amazon said it sold enough snow tire chains before Christmas to outfit the entire populations of Aspen and Breckenridge, Colo., and Sun Valley, Idaho. It also sold enough pairs of blue jeans to create a stack as high as Mount Everest, Amazon said.