Google announced how sales of its Google Home devices have fared recently and, spoiler alert, the smart home speakers are very popular, with most of the sales coming at the end of the year when Google claims it sold “more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October.”
Doing the math, since October 19 when Google Home Mini went on sale, 6.75 million seconds have spanned. By that metric, it means it sold 6.75 million Google Home devices. But that only accounts for the last two and a half months of the year; the number is closer to 7.5 million for the year.
At the end of 2017, Google began to push its Home line of products, with the Home Mini available for as low as $19 with store credit. That’s a serious price drop over its original $49 price. The regular Home’s price was also slashed from $129 to $79 in the days leading up to Christmas. Unfortunately, Google didn’t reveal how the sales break down between each Home device.
Even for the sterling sales numbers, Google still trails Amazon by a wide margin. A breakdown of smart speakers sales in 2017 reported Amazon Echo device sales were over 20 million. That’s not by accident. Amazon has been pushing its Alexa-powered Echo devices for a couple of years now. Google was slow to react, but it is now jumping into the smart speaker market head first with the Home, Home Mini and Home Max.
With analysts predicting smart speaker sales to reach nearly 60 million in 2018, Google is aiming to occupy a large chunk of that number.