Before CES 2019, Amazon revealed how many Alexa devices were sold.
The figure of 100 million includes devices that Amazon makes as well as third-party devices with built-in Alexa.
The announcement comes when Amazon and Google are expected to put their AI voice assistants in the CES center.
After years of dodging the question, Amazon finally said exactly how many devices have been sold that have their voice assistant, Alexa, integrated, and that’s a lot.
In a new interview with The Verge that was published late Friday afternoon, Amazon’s vice president of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed that more than 100 million devices with built-in Alexa have been sold so far.
Limp did not disclose specific details about how much of each device has been sold; for example, we do not know how many echo points have been sold, although Limp told The Verge that the number has exceeded the company’s expectations and the point is now sold out for the rest of the month.
The figure of 100 million also includes devices that are not manufactured by Amazon, but are associated devices that have incorporated into Alexa. That could include everything from the Sonos One speaker to the LG v35 smartphone. In fact, there are 150 products with Alexa incorporated, according to The Verge.
Still, it is an impressive figure, and particularly interesting given the time: the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show begins on Monday, where AI voice assistants from both Amazon and Google are expected to be front and center.