Amazon made the announcement Friday morning, and noted that the sales consider both print and e-book editions.
“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, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com said. “Interestingly, this series is only three books versus Harry Potter’s seven, and to achieve this result in just four years is a great testament to both the popularity of the work and, we think, the growth in reading digitally during that time.”
According to Amazon, Mockingjay is #7, Catching Fire is #9 and The Hunger Games is #11 on the Kindle best sellers list. The books are a bit farther down the list on Amazon’s print side: The Hunger Games is #16, Mockingjay is #28, and Catching Fire is #40.
Earlier this year, Scholastic — which publishes both The Hunger Games and Harry Potter series in the U.S. — reported that there were now over 50 million copies of The Hunger Games books in print. The series has boosted the publisher’s profits significantly in the last year alone.