Sprint changed its launch day numbers down to the combined weekend totals of its two previous best sellers combined.
The Sprint EVO 4G is selling very well, even if it isn’t selling as well as Sprint previously stated. Sprint today said that it had misstated the original numbers by adding an extra 3x in its original statement.
So, for the sake of argument, let’s say Sprint sold 50,000 Pres and 50,000 Instincts on each of their first three days on the market. That’s 150,000 Pres and 150,000 Insticts. 300,000 total which is translated into EVO’s first day sales. Or it could be they sold half that many. 25,000 Pres and Instincts and 150,000 EVOs on the first day.
That’s the model one analyst used:
It is still impressive to me that Sprint sold a multiple of six times their previous best sellers, and they still can’t keep any inventory. That was never a problem with the Pre or Instinct.
The old statement had them selling a multiple of 18. Which rightly seemed too high.
It would be a whole lot easier if Sprint would just release real numbers instead of having everyone playing guessing games, especially when the riddles they provide aren’t correctly worded in the first place.