If you're wondering if the iPad Mini had an effect on its competitors, it did. Just not the one you were thinking. The Kindle Fire HD actually had its biggest day of sales in America since its launch, the day after the iPad Mini was announced.

In a statement sent to AllThingsD, Amazon said:

"Wednesday was the $199 Kindle Fire HD's biggest day of sales since launch and up 3x week over week"

The $199 Kindle Fire HD translates to the £159 16GB Wi-Fi version with special offers in the UK. Seems like instead of killing the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, the iPad Mini actually legitimised them. Or maybe people were waiting to see what Apple would do with the iPad Mini before they made their decision on buying a smaller tablet.

In the bigger picture, we're not sure exactly what it means since Amazon doesn't release sales figures but it sure can't be a bad thing for Amazon. [AllThingsD]