As always, the last twelve months saw a massive year of the technology industry. With 2017 seeing the release of some huge advances in gaming, productivity, and entertainment, it’s natural to wonder just which products sold the best in the last year.
Well, thanks to USA Today, we now know just which products fared the best in 2017. So join us as we take a look at the best-selling tech gadgets of 2017
5. Nintendo Switch (15m units sold)
First announced in the final months of 2016, and finally made available in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch was always going to be a hit. The company’s latest foray into the world of hybrid video game consoles has undoubtedly been a major success based solely on the intuition of the device itself, but when you add in the fact that high profile games such as The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild were released alongside the console, well, it’s no wonder that we saw millions of these devices sold.
4. Apple Watch (20m units sold)
Having first hit the market in 2015, the Apple Watch has quickly become a staple of tech-lovers the world over. However, with 2017 seeing the release of the third series of the high-tech wristwear, Apple fans were quick to grab get on board, sending the message that the popularity smart watches isn’t even close to fading away any time soon.
3. Amazon Echo Dot (24m units sold)
With voice-activated smart speakers becoming all the rage since Amazon released their Echo back in 2014, it’s no wonder that the release of the Amazon Echo Dot saw tech-heads go crazy for the smaller, more versatile item. With news that the Amazon Echo Dot is set to be released in Australia soon, you can expect these sales figures to go through the roof in due time.
2. Samsung Galaxy S8 & Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (33m units sold)
As with most products, technological advancements usually result in new versions being released. Of course, for prominent smart phone makers, such as Samsung and Apple, these new releases are met with repturous applause from the company’s fanbase.
This year’s release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was met with a typically excited reception, with fans lining up around the block to grab their own handset. Despite numerous issues being reported with the phones, Samsung is still going strong, with a dedicated fanbase still buying every day.
1. Apple iPhone (223m sold)
Really, when you opened this list, was there any doubt that an Apple product was going to top this poll? With Apple having released not one, but three new versions of the iPhone this year, it’s no wonder that they cornered the market and managed to sell close to 200m more than the second-place getter.
With the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all being released in only the last few months of 2017, this feat is all the more impressive. But of course, when you consider just how ubiquitous the iPhone is these days it’s no surprise that the Apple iPhone has once again managed to become the highest-selling tech product of 2017.