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The Hunger Games Tops Harry Potter In Overall Sales On Amazon

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Sorry J.K. Rowling! You've been beaten fair and square by Suzanne Collins on Amazon.com.

The Hunger Games trilogy (in both physical and digital copies) has surpassed all seven Harry Potter books in overall sales on the retail website.

After noting that Collins' accomplished what Rowling did with just three books, Amazon’s Editorial Director of Books and Kindle commented on the feat by saying:

“To achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time. Customers love these books and all three titles are consistently on our Top 10 lists in both print and Kindle formats, and The Hunger Games is also the most-borrowed book in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”

Congrats!

With two more blockbuster movies still to come, we don't see the sales dying down any time soon!

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14 comments to “The Hunger Games Tops Harry Potter In Overall Sales On Amazon”

  1. Uhuh says – reply to this


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    Keyword: "on Amazon"
    Got to love the way the media tries to manipulate facts. Perez, you are a jackass.



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    Considering that the HP books only recently came out as Ebooks, that's not very surprising.

  3. jessy says – reply to this


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    That doesn't make sense at all. As ebook i believe it. But i will tell you. If you ask many people they have no idea about hunger games and they know a lot about harry potter…. they really like to manipulate all the facts!!!



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    Um the Harry Potter books were just released this year on Ebooks. The Hunger Games has been available for Ebooks since they came out. Also, this is just Amazon. Look at overall sales and trust me, they are far off. Harry Potter will be king for years to come.



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    People actually went to book stores back when HP came out.



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    Not that impressive. Not only did Harry Potter recently become available in e-book form, but many of the books came out in the 90s and early 00's. People actually went to a bookstore to buy them. I know I bought Harry Potter books at physical bookstores and I bought Hunger Games on…guess where? Amazon!



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    Well it's kind of a weird comparison. When Harry Potter first came out, the internet didn't have nearly the power it has now. Most of the Harry Potter books were sold through book stores.



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    Re: dr27th – Same here. I actually had to go buy another copy of Prisoner of Azkaban because I read it so much the book was a mess. And when Hunger Games became popular I saw it on my Kindle for cheap and said "meh, why not?".



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    This just means that the youth today don't know what a real book is.
    Hunger Games will NEVER compare to Harry Potter.

  10. sam says – reply to this


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    Haha, when harry potter books were being released we had parties at our local stores and waited in line for a book, no one did that for the hunger games shit. sorry but the hunger games fails in comparison to harry <3 LOVE HARRY POTTER FOREVER.



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    Hunger Games HAS NOT SUPERPASSED Harry Potter Sales. Perez is spreading lies.

  12. Lil.Hottie10 says – reply to this


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    I agree with all of you on here about The Hunger Games vs Harry Potter battle.since the HP books came out in 2000 and 07 and on eBooks,and The Hunger Games came out a while ago,Jo Rowling is still twice as rich as Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins put together.and the Pottermore website and two HP theme parks.which Twilight and The Hunger Games will never have.TOTAL POTTERHEAD FOREVER.

  13. lioness1987 says – reply to this


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    i'm not sure why people are so upset over this there are plenty who are fans of both and isn't the important thing here that reading has become popular for the younger generation i'm sure jk and collins don't have some viscious battle to outsell one another so i'm not sure why fans are getting so upset

  14. erin says – reply to this


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    Um also, Harry Potter has been around since before the internet was big, so there's that too. As opposed to The Hunger Games which came out recently, at the peak of internet usage.