Firefox 3 scores 8.3 million downloads in first 24 hours

As the clock just passes 18:16 GMT on June 18, signaling the end of the 24 hours period for counting the number of downloads Firefox 3.

8’290,908 is the exact number of Firefox 3 downloads, give or take a few thousands, with a strong 12 thousand downloads per minute rate at the time the mark was crossed.

In fact, the push was so hard that NetApplications reports it moved the market share needle by about 2% for Firefox 3: from around 1% early in the morning to about 3% by late at night.

Unsurprisingly, the United States is the country generating the most downloads with about 2.5 million, followed by Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK, France, Canada, Brazil, China and Turkey.

The number has yet to be validated by Guinness officials and hopefullly it will be included in the next printed edition of the Guinness World Records.

Edit: Poland, Lituania, Iran and Italy, all have more downloads than China and Turkey. I initially thought the list included the top 10 countries but it’s not the case. Thanks Paul for the heads up.

30 Comments

  1. Devon Young June 18, 2008 2:47 pm 

    I read somewhere yesterday that Mozilla was aiming for 3 million DL’s. Making 8+ is totally awesome!

  2. Paul June 18, 2008 3:08 pm 

    Italy should be between France and Canada ! Did you forget it ?
    Anyway the score it’s frightening !

  3. BlueBlog: Firefox 3 NYC Launch Party Recap June 18, 2008 3:28 pm 

    [...] set the record yesterday for the most downloads in a single day. Globally, the new browser was download 8.3 Million times, with 2.5 Million of those downloads coming from the United [...]

  4. David Naylor June 18, 2008 3:33 pm 

    Nice work! I’m responsible for four or five downloads, depending on how you count.

    Me: 2
    My sister: 1
    My colleague: 1
    Alex: 1

  5. Firefox 3: 8,935,775 descargas en 24 horas June 18, 2008 4:56 pm 

    [...] páginas están con otras cifras (8.3 millones, segun download squad y mozilla links, pero contando desde la hora en que supuestamente debió ser lanzado (18 GMT).  Al menos, una [...]

  6. TEILLU June 18, 2008 5:04 pm 

    Nice 4th place for Spain! That’s great considering we have “only” 40,000,000 inhabitants (USA 240,000,000; Germany 80,000,000; Japan 120,000,000; aprox.)! Nice ratio dwn/hab!!!

  7. manny June 18, 2008 5:29 pm 

    Iran was a top player also.

    even with all the political problems they are a great country and firefox supporters

  8. gregel dot com June 18, 2008 7:31 pm 

    Firefox 3.0…

    Der neue Firefox ist seit gestern verfügbar!
    Heise fasst die Neuerungen so zusammen:
    Eine Aktualisierung hat das Herzstück des Browsers, die Rendering-Engine Gecko, erfahren, was Firefox 3 schneller, sparsamer beim Speicherverbrauch und konformer zu …..

  9. Mr. MacTVs Blog » Firefox Gedöhns Tralala June 19, 2008 3:03 am 

    [...] Hätte ich doch bloß gewartet und das Feedback von anderen Usern abgewartet. Bei 8.290.908 Downloads müsste es ja genug Feedback geben um die Probleme zu [...]

  10. How did Firefox 3 do? | jimmahdigital.com June 19, 2008 6:48 am 

    [...] from the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records before proclaiming the official number, but Mozilla Links pegs the number at 8,290,908, give or take a few. And NetApplications says that Firefox 3 went from less than 1% of the browser [...]

  11. Pajonch June 19, 2008 10:58 am 

    Lithuania? More than China? Wow! That’s great! Cheers to Lithuanians from Poland! :-)

  12. .: cipha.net » firefox 3 June 19, 2008 11:07 am 

    [...] das hat doch formidabel gepasst: 8.290.908 downloads brachte der “download day”. deutschland lag mit 651.000 downloads auf platz [...]

  13. Darius June 19, 2008 2:31 pm 

    I’m very proud to be lithuanian this time :)

  14. Open Sesame » Blog Archive » Did you download Firefox 3? June 19, 2008 5:23 pm 

    [...] from the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records before proclaiming the official number, but Mozilla Links pegs the number at 8,290,908, give or take a few. And NetApplications says that Firefox 3 went from less than 1% of the browser [...]

  15. y k June 21, 2008 6:12 pm 

    Israel has a HIGHER downloads/citizens ratio than most of these countries (including the US).

    the advantages of being smaller…
    (72,982 downloads for 7 million in the country :)

    give some respect to the friends in the mid-east… :)

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