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Analysts: Nearly 1m US iPad 2s sold in opening weekend

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

According to estimations by analysts, via Reuters, Apple sold nearly 1 million second-generation iPads in its opening weekend in the US.

iPad 2

Announced at an event in San Francisco during GDC.

Launched in the US on March 11.

Will release on March 25 in the UK, Europe and other countries, the same day Nintendo drops 3DS in the UK and Europe.

Features two cameras, comes in white and is thinner than iPhone 4.

“We would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to 1 million iPad 2′s in the opening weekend,” said Wedbush’s Scott Sutherland in a note.

“Our field checks over the weekend indicate that the iPad 2 sold out at every Apple and non-Apple store we contacted,” added Ticonderoga Securities’ Brian White.

“In fact, all the stores had worked through iPad 2 inventory by Saturday afternoon, and there were no new iPad 2 deliveries on Sunday.”

The device launched last Friday in the US following an event in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, just across the road and at the same time as Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s GDC keynote. It will go up against the launch of 3DS in the UK and Europe on March 25.

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11 Comments

  1. Blerk

    990,000 of which went to people who already had an iPad 1. :-)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Zurtech

    @Blerk

    Aye, give it 8 months and they’ll be going to buy an iPad 3. -_^

    #2 4 years ago
  3. roni1175

    Having an old iPad I really love this product, I think its a great product for reading and consuming any type of media (its less comfortable edit or create).

    I believe I will skip this Gen and wait for the next one

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    This maybe just my opinion, but I feel Android is a ‘smarter’ operating system than iOS, more customization, more freedom & more options, but I still think iOS is more intuitive, but I’ll still choose Android over iOS any day, haven’t used 2.3 but from what I’ve seen, it could very well take the crown away from iOS… *Waiting for angry & pretensions Apple fanboy response*
    If I ever had a single thought of buying a tablet, I’d pick neither Android or iOS, i’d pick a proper PC tablet using real Windows or proper Linux, if I’m going to spend $500+ for a computer, I want it to run more than just apps, I’d like it to run actual programs, I see PC tablets eventually replacing notebooks, but right now the technology isn’t quite there (well it is but it isn’t affordable) & the touch screen interface needs massive improvements… I could always use dual boot for android.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Lounds

    I’ll stick to my ipod touch 4th gen

    #5 4 years ago
  6. lonndubh

    There have been tablets running windows available for years, and they just weren’t attractive to consumers. When the ipad came out, I was surprised by the idea of a low-powered small tablet running a modified smartphone OS, but it seems that this is exactly what people wanted.

    I’m not at all interested in a tablet myself, but I see no future for tablets running desktop OSs. Windows is made for use with a mouse and keyboard, I don’t know why anyone would choose a windows tablet over a windows laptop.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Syrok

    “but I still think iOS is more intuitive, ”

    I think that’s the most important thing for most people. :)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Crysis

    @6, Eventually, you could treat it as a hub with a monitor & KB+M setup @ home & if you need to, full programs on the go. This should be the next generation notebook, but we’ll need better batteries, smaller chip sets & stronger processors & most importantly, a more intuitive touch interface, but that won’t be for several years but the potential is certainly there.
    I’d personally rather downgraded PC OSs rather than upgraded Smartphone OSs, I think that the iPad should have used Mac rather than iOS or maybe a dual boot start up.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @6 People bought it because it had Apple on the front, and they don’t know any better.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    @9, In all fairness, coming from somebody who dislikes Apple, the iPad 2 has a good price when compared to it’s competitors, but give it a few months for the new Tegra processors to come out, then the iPad 2 will lose it’s crown, although if you look around, you could probably find PC tablets with more power.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. V_fyfe_V

    Yeah I was gonna get this but then saw the Motorola xoom and its getting some rather good reviews

    #11 4 years ago

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  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]