Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold

Image Courtesy – Kickstarter

Image Courtesy – Kickstarter

The company's vision of encapsulating Alexa in anything with a circuit board was evident at its September hardware event where it announced more than a dozen new devices, including a clock, a microwave and some redesigns of existing products like the Echo.

The smallest Amazon Alexa device, the Echo Dot, has been a spectacular success over the 2018 holiday season.

After years of dodging the question, Amazon has finally said exactly how many devices have been sold that have its voice assistant, Alexa, built in - and it's a lot.

Amazon Senior Vice President of Devices Dave Limp has revealed in an interview that they have sold more than 100 million Alexa devices, an astonishing figure if we compare the figure with the number of devices which have Google Assistant or other AI, assistants. While he wouldn't give a number for the units sold Limp revealed that its sales had outstripped its most optimistic expectations. However, Alexa now works on more than 150 different third-party products and the company is not afraid of experimentation with other startups as well.

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Amazon's cheap pricing strategy for Echo, starting at $39.99 on sale right now, is definitely enabling the company to enter many homes and help further build out Alexa's capabilities.

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Still, it's an impressive figure, and particularly interesting given the timing: the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off on Monday, where AI voice assistants from both Amazon and Google are expected to be front and center.

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