Sony Reader “almost” selling out in Japan

Only it's not. Sony dropped a few hints about ereader sales at the Electronic Book Summit in Tokyo yesterday. According to Tech-On:

The most selling model is the "Reader Touch Edition," which is equipped with a 6-inch electronic paper (e-paper) device. Though Sony did not disclose a specific sales volume, it said, "The Touch Edition has almost been sold out, and we are sorry for causing inconvenience to appointed stores."

On the other hand, Sony said that there is enough stock of the "Reader Pocket Edition," which features a 5-inch e-paper device.

I hate "news" reports like this. It's meaningless. How many did they ship? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? We don't know.

About Nate Hoffelder (11809 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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