Originally Posted by barkerja
The only numbers we know for semi-sure are that Best Buy sold about 225,000 of them in one day. We know this because of the news that Best Buy had initially ordered 250,000 (which I thought was high), only sold 25,000 and then threatening to send the remaining stock (the 225,000) back to HP because of poor sales. When the fire sale was proving successful for other retailers (and with HP wringing their hand) Best Buy decided to sell all of their remaining stock. Nobody was prepared for that stock to sell out in less than 24 hours, but it did. So we know that Best Buy sold 225,000 in less than 24 hours alone.
There are reports, one of which this thread was started from, saying that HP moved close to a million units during the fire sale, which would be phenomenal for any tablet, to include both iPads combined, based on how quickly everyone was out of stock (less than 4 days).
There are reports that there is enough of a backlog in spare parts to produce over 100,000 more units.
There are also reports that Touchpad ad sales are within 1 percentage point of all Android tablet ad sales combined. So either Touchpad users are quick to click on adds or the number of Touchpads sold are within 1 percentage point of all of the Android tablets sold (to include the el cheapo ones). That would also be a phenomenal feat given the fact that Android tablets have been selling for close to a year now and the Touchpad is less than two months old. There is a survey out that says that the iPad has over 94% mindshare and that the Touchpad has over 10% mindshare. It is distant second to the iPad but greater than all of the Android tablets mindshare combined. This survey would support the ad story.
Edit: Bottom line is nobody but HP knows for sure how many Touchpads are out there. However, that number is definitely large enough to make everyone notice. WebOS sites are seeing a ton of new users. Developers are seeing apps sales go up 3-4 times. Heck, every time someone mentions a Touchpad fire sale that may be going on at a particular site, that site crashes due to high traffic.