11/05/2012 10:42 EST | Updated 01/05/2013 05:12 EST

Apple iPad Mini Sales Top 3 Million In 3 Days

A customer, Koudai Taguchi,19, poses for photographers with Apple's iPad Mini after he bought at a store in Tokyo Friday morning, Nov. 2, 2012. The new, smaller version of the iPad tablet went on sale on Friday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Apple says it sold 3 million iPads of all kinds in the first three days it sold the new Mini model.

Apple started selling the Mini on Friday, starting at $329. It's a third smaller than the full-size iPad.

The sales figure compares with 1.5 million iPads sold in the first three days after Apple launched the third-generation iPad in March and cut the price of the iPad 2.

The full-size iPad got an update on Friday as well, with a faster processor and a better front-facing camera.

The launch encompassed 34 countries, including the U.S., Japan, Germany and Britain. According to analyst Brian White at Topeka Capital Markets, the Mini model sold out at 60 per cent of U.S. Apple stores.

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