Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard tops Amazon’s best-selling software list

Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard is off to a roaring start! Pre-orders for Leopard and Apple’s upcoming OS sits atop Amazon’s Bestsellers list (updated hourly).

Amazon’s Top 5 Bestsellers – All Software:

1. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard
2. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
3. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard Family Pack
4. Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2004 Macintosh
5. Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Amazon’s Top 5 Bestsellers – Operating Systems:

1. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard
2. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Full Version with SP2
3. Microsoft Windows XP Professional Full Version with SP2
4. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Full Version [DVD]
5. Apple Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.6 (Mac DVD)

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “ChrissyOne” for the heads up.]

20 Comments

  1. The XP versions that are outselling Vista are probably to users that bought PC’s with Vista pre-installed and now want to upgrade to XP. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Obviously those figures don’t take into account the people buying Vista on a New machine or Mac users who will wait and upgrade their machine when Leopard is released. That said, Windows users massively outnumber Mac users so either a hell of a lot of people aren’t getting vista in any fashion or Vista requires people to upgrade their hardware just to run or that “PC’s” have just become disposable. Regardless it’s hardly glowing for Vista.

    The fact that people are still paying for XP is probably the most telling. It’s either people with Vista on new machines who are reverting – not good for Vista. Or people running something prior to XP who are upgrading. In the case of the latter, if Vista was any good then they would surely skip XP – unless there hardware couldn’t supoort it. Of course if there hardware couldn’t support vista and they’re not running XP you have to wonder why they’re changing now and paying for XP.

  3. I popped over to Amazon last night and did a double take when I saw Leopard in the #1 & #3 spot on best selling software. I’m not really sure why anyone would rush to get in line 4 months early for this? Besides, it’s much more fun to go the local Apple Store on release day!

  4. 1. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard

    2. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition FULL VERSION with SP2

    3. Microsoft Windows XP Professional FULL VERSION with SP2

    4. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium FULL VERSION [DVD]

    5. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium UPGRADE [DVD]

  5. So I’ll only be buying the <n>THIRD</b> most popular software when I go to the Apple Store in October (or when-ever). Even if that is an aberration – and I suspect it is – that has got to send some chairs flying in Redmond! Sure, most of their sales are OEM … that’s what I’ve heard, anyway … but to have the two versions of XP out-selling Vista? Two versions of 5-year-old software outselling the latest/greatest? Tiger, a mere two years old, is a lame fifth place! Of course, that’s mainly because most people who CAN use it already DO use it.
    Again … an aberration. A fluke. An amusing accident. But very, very amusing it is!

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  6. I think that Vista is not so high on the list beause it’s pointless to buy the operating system by itself when you have to buy all new hardware to run it. So if you want Vista you might as well just call HP or Gatway and order a whole new system with OEM Vista installed.

    Also XP SP2 is doing well becuase users of Vista are backing up to install XP at this point.

    My best friends neice bought a new PC recently (called a big custom PC maker for a custom configured unit). When she got it it did not have the hardware she requested because of driver issues and substitutions were made. Also her audio card did not work because of Vista driver issues. I think the manufacturer did help here rectify the problems but she was really upset by the experience

  7. that has got to send some chairs flying in Redmond! … but to have the two versions of XP out-selling Vista? Two versions of 5-year-old software outselling the latest/greatest?

    Yes, what an embarrassment. It’s like people rushing out to buy an older model car because the shiny new redesign is a POS. It’s happened.

    I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, Vista’s reviews (2-3 stars, ouch), or Windows 95 outselling Vista Home Basic. Wow indeed.

    MS has waaay too many Windows versions. Serious product paring is desperately needed.

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