Kindle Oasis 2 More Popular Than 1st Gen Oasis?

Kindle Oasis

It looks like the 2nd generation Kindle Oasis is off to a faster start than the 1st gen model.

The Kindle Oasis 2 has only been out for about two and a half months now, and it already has about one quarter of the number of reviews that the 1st gen model has accumulated in the 21 months since it was first released.

The number of reviews isn’t exactly the most reliable way to gauge overall sales numbers, but it does give a general idea when comparing similar devices.

Amazon never releases Kindle sales figures so we’re left guessing.

It’s pretty surprising that the 1st gen Kindle Oasis has only managed to gain just over 4,350 reviews in nearly two years.

Compare that to the most popular model, the Kindle Paperwhite, with over 54,400 reviews to date (although it predates the original Oasis by about 9 months).

The Kindle Oasis 2 currently has 1,097 reviews at Amazon. The average rating is 4.0 stars. That’s down a little from the 1st gen model, which averages 4.1 stars.

There’s a higher percentage of 5-star reviews for the 1st gen model with 58%, but both have about the same percentage of 1 and 2-star reviews, within 1% total.

I wonder if the 1st gen model has a slight edge because it comes with a charging cover and the second gen does not? That definitely gives the 1st gen an advantage when it comes to battery life since the cover has an extra battery.

Either way the 2nd gen model does appear to be selling faster with that many reviews already posted. It’s certainly not going to surpass the highly-popular Kindle Paperwhite but so far it does appear to be more popular than the 1st gen Oasis.

2 Responses to “Kindle Oasis 2 More Popular Than 1st Gen Oasis?”

  1. I believe the only reason the Oasis 2 is off to a fast start is due to one thing and one thing only. The size! That just goes to show how much people have been anticipating and begging and pleading with Amazon to release a large Kindle. People can justify spending the money on a larger kindle without feeling pimped by Amazon As with the first generation oasis. But make no mistake, it’s still extremely overpriced especially when compared to the much superior second Gen Kobo Aura One 32GB.

    As far as the Oasis 2 being better than the first, the only thing better is the larger size but everything else is a massive fail in my personal opinion hence the worst rating of any Kindle 4.0

    Nothing beats the light weight feel and hold of the first generation Oasis. It’s the absolute best out of any device ever made. But the reason it didn’t so was because it was massively overpriced for a 6 inch Kindle and had horrible uneven lighting and shadow cones along the sides.

  2. I never had uneven light wit the 1st model. I am loving the oasis 2. Far superior than the 1 but the battery life is bad. i recharge once or twice a week at minimal reading and wifi off. Bestbuy had a lot of poor reviews based on battery life and they deleted those bad reviews. shame on you best buy