The Best-Selling Products of All Time

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481519631 Creating the most popular product of the year will make consumers and investors happy. But making an all-time bestseller can transform an industry and define a business for decades.

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.

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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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2 Responses to The Best-Selling Products of All Time

  1. As you can see from reading the article at 24/7 wallstreet, Lipitor is the second best selling of all time with a staggering 141 billion dollars in sales since it went onto the market. Now that its patent has expired it has drawn many competitors. Hmmmm. I wonder why? Is it because the manufacture and distribution of statin blockers is wildly profitable? Is this why drug companies will not fund diet studies that would disprove the need for and devalue their product? dieieeeeeeeiiieieieieiiiei Hi blud thuga eth lo blud thugah.

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