May 23, 2022

Not a Happy Holidays For Nook Device, Sales Drop More than 60% vs. 2012

From Barnes & Noble:

The NOOK segment (including digital content, devices and accessories), had revenues of $125 million for the nine-week holiday period, decreasing 60.5% as compared to a year ago.

Device and accessories sales were $88.7 million for the holiday period, a decrease of 66.7% from a year ago, due to lower unit selling volume and lower average selling prices.

Digital content sales were $36.5 million for the holiday period, a decline of 27.3% compared to a year ago due to lower device unit sales and lower average selling prices.

Retail unit sales at Barnes & Noble stores and B& fell 6.6% (5.5% in comparable sales) vs. the 2012 holiday period.

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See Also: Analysis from Brad Stone at BloombergBusinessweek

See Also: Barnes & Noble core retail business stabilized during holidays (via Reuters)

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