01/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011's Holiday Season Turns Out Cheery

To the amazement of Wall St., Amazon today said it had "its best holiday ever".

In the firm's statement it said "Amazon announced the 2008 holiday season finished as its best ever, with over 6.3 million items ordered worldwide on the peak day, Dec. 15, which is a record-breaking 72.9 items per second."

The company cataloged the reasons for it success. It posted impressive sales for software, GPS devices, coffee, watches, and CDs.