Best selling tech products in the United States vs. China

Using the data analysis of the best selling tech products from the world’s largest online shopping festivals, we compare the most popular products purchased by consumers in the United States and China.

Total online sales on Black Friday this year hit a record high of US$3.34 billion, with total online sales of Cyber Monday slightly beating Black Friday’s record at US$3.45 billion.

Based on the best selling tech product lists of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles’ Day, consumers in the United States tend to purchase more entertainment products such as game consoles and high resolution televisions, whereas consumers in China bought more practical products such as exercise counters, power banks, and smart projectors. But overall, consumers in both countries favor Apple iPads, Amazon products, and “Air”-thin notebooks.

Best selling tech products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States:

Sony PlayStation 4

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The best-selling game console comes with either 500G or 1TB storage space. It also has HDR visuals with an updated DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. Look here for more technical specs on the product.

Microsoft Xbox One

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Another best-selling game console from Microsoft, Xbox One boasts popular games such as Halo 5:Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. Find technical specs of the Xbox One here

Samsung 4K televisions

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The ‘4K’ in 4K televisions refer to 4K resolution, and is sometimes known as “Ultra High Definition” for its extremely high resolution. According to Tech Rader, the Samsung KS9500 television range has “class-leading HDR pictures” and “unexpectedly good sound”. Find out more about 4K televisions on its website.

Apple iPads

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It is no surprise that Apple iPads continue to dominate sales in the tablet sector. Lightweight, stylish, with an easy user interface – consumers are enthralled with its user friendly functions and sleek design. Click here for more information on iPad products.

Amazon Fire tablets

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Amazon Fire tablet boasts to be two times more durable than the latest iPad mini at a lower price. Look here for more tech specs of the tablet.

LG televisions

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Tech Radar reviews the LG OLEDE6 series, and points out its HDR-friendly and ultra-thin design as its plus points.

Apple MacBook Air

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This lightweight and high performance laptop was another huge hit with consumers. Look here to learn more about its features and performance.


Alibaba, China‘s tech giant, announced a sales record of RMB 120.7 billion (USD $17.8 billion) after its one-day online shopping extravaganza Singles’ Day. According to Alibaba’s e-commerce arm Tmall Electronic (refer to infographic below),  many electronic products sold on Singles’ Day are from foreign brands, along with other local Chinese products that some foreign consumers may not have even heard of.

Best selling tech products on Singles’ Day. Infographic from Tmall Electronics’ Weibo

Best selling tech products on Singles’ Day in China:

Mi Notebook Air

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The minimalist design of Mi Notebook Air looks like an Apple Macbook Air, but it costs much cheaper than its American counterpart. Launched by Xiaomi in August, Mi Notebook Air is available in two specs: 12.5 inch and 13.3 inch. Its 13.3 inch version is their best seller.

iPad Air 2

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The iPad Air 2 is thinner and a lot more powerful than before. According to Apple, its iPad Air 2 is just as powerful as several personal computers, and a 10-hour battery life that makes it power efficient too.

Kindle Paperwhite

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The Kindle Paperwhite has the highest resolution e-reader display for “crisp, laser quality text”, and reads like paper as compared to reflective tablet and smartphone screens. Readers can store thousands of book into a single device, making it a huge draw for consumers to purchase this product. Check the Amazon Kindle link to find a Kindle that best suits your needs.

JMGO smart projector

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Priced at about US$ 417, JMGO smart projector creates a 4K screen as large as 300 inch as well as stereophony. The projector has a remote controller to pair with it.

Pisen power bank 20,000mAh

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The white power bank, priced at US$ 20, can charge an iPhone 6 Plus up to five times, or an iPad Air 2 twice. Users can carry the power bank onto a plane, which is under the cap required by airlines.

With reporting contribution from Heather Wang

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AllTechAsia Staff

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