Analytics firm Flurry has said that the Nexus One has sold around 20,000 in its first week. However, compared to the iPhone 3GS first week sales, it is relatively minor – the 3GS sold 80 times that numbers. As well, the myTouch 3G outsold it by 3 times that number, while the Droid outsold it by more than 12 times. In actual numbers, the 3GS sold more than 1.6 million, the myTouch sold 60,000 and the Droid sold 250,000.
“As a product, the Nexus One boasts the most advanced Android OS to date as well as unique features, such as Google Voice and Google Maps,” Flurry said.
“However, potentially due to the heightened “promise” created by early buzz, the handset has ultimately fallen short on sales expectations. Without the “wow factor” now expected with each new challenger to the iPhone, especially the first smartphone with Google’s own branding, demand generation has been modest.”
Flurry has noted that the distribution method and pricing should be considered when comparing the phones, as the factors make an “apples-to-apples” comparison difficult (in other words, comparing them purely by looking at the numbers”).