I think the numbers can fit. E.g.
Total 2009 = 2.4m
Q1 2010 = 1m
Q2 2010 = 1.5m
Q3 2010 = 2m
Q4 2010 = 3.5m
Obviously there is no way to know if these numbers even remotely approach reality, but it at least plausible.
Originally Posted by wallcraft
Even so, it is clear that the analysts projections were on the low side.
Unfortunately, nothing is really clear about this, since Amazon isn't releasing numbers.
It is possible Amazon intentionally leaked the numbers, but that still doesn't guarantee veracity.