updated 01:55 pm EST, Wed December 30, 2009
Amazon and ASUS trump Apple in charts
Amazon today revealed bestsellers across all its categories for 2009. The Internet retailer said that its own Kindle reader was not only the top-selling electronic device for the whole year but that it was also the top product wished for as well as given as a gift in the same category. In computers, the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook achieved a similar effect as it led its respective bestseller, most wished for and most gifted charts.
Other leaders among technology were the Wii, which led the bestseller and gift lists in video games, and Office 2007 Home and Student edition in the software category.
The Kindle's edge is partly expected as Amazon itself is the only source for the popular e-book reader, but its sales and the rise of netbooks have held off a normally strong performance by Apple, which at the end of the year held multiple high positions but didn't claim the top spot in any field except for MP3 players.