The iPod touch has been a hot gift this Christmas, reveals mobile App analytics firm, Flurry, which has published data revealing that between November and December iPod touch App store downloads eclipsed those of the iPhone on Christmas Day.
The company says that over Christmas, downloads from iPod touches exceeded those from iPhones by 172% – and that downloads from third-generation iPod touches jumped by 900% on Christmas Day itself, compared to the average of previous Fridays in December.
December was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with downloads increasing by more than 50% compared to November based on average daily download figures.
The data indicates that iPod touch sales skyrocketed leading up to Christmas, helping generate major gains in App Store downloads.
Android apps also seeing increased demand, up 20%, mainly powered by the Motorola Milestone/Droid, with 49% of all Android apps sold on Christmas day coming from it.
Apple sold 22,727,000 iPods during the Christmas quarter of 2008 along with 4,363,000 iPhones. This year’s Flurry statistics plus the iPod touch and its second and third place positions atop Amazon Bestseller