The folks over at Roku have a good reason to celebrate: Over 5 million Roku boxes have been sold in the U.S.
It has taken just under five years, but Roku has now sold its 5 millionth player recently. It’s definitely a reason to celebrate, and the company has published an infographic to show off some of the more intriguing statistics it has gathered over that time span. For instance, the folks of Lexington, Ky. really love the device, and over 25 percent of owners stream a whopping 35 hours a week. However, someone out there just had to show off and stream 168 hours in one week. We’re curious if they still have a job.
While this is definitely a milestone worthy of acknowledgement, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out that this makes Apple’s insistence on continuing to call the Apple TV “a hobby” that much odder. In the company’s last quarterly report it announced that it had sold 2 million Apple TV units in the holiday quarter of 2012 alone, but yet it still won’t call it anything other than a hobby.
That being said, congratulations to Roku on this momentous milestone. Check out the infographic below which you can click for a larger view.