Move on over, Harry. It’s Katniss’s turn to wear the crown.
In a statement released today, Amazon.com announced that The Hunger Games trilogy has supplanted Harry Potter as the best-selling series of all time on the website.
“Since debuting in 2008, Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games have taken the world by storm, much as Harry Potter did a decade before,” Sara Nelson, the editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon, said.
In what is yet another testament to the immense popularity of Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic novels, the three-part Hunger Games saga overtook the seven-book Harry Potter series in just four years.
The figures take both print and Kindle book sales into account.
Does this news have you itching for some Katniss? No need to fret, ‘The Hunger Games’ Blu-ray/DVD hits stores tomorrow.