Many of the best-selling products were first in a new category. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), which has sold more than 500 million iPhones, was the first to introduce a touchscreen smartphone that could seamlessly handle music, web browsing and phone calls.
Other bestsellers took a niche market and made it mainstream. Before Star Wars, film was either comedy, romance or drama. The Harry Potter book series was so successful that The New York Times Book Review created a separate children’s bestseller list in 2000 so account for the series’ popularity.
In some cases, top-selling products were a simply better than their competitors. Before Sony (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation, video game consoles were largely cartridge-based. With the…
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