The Chief Financial Officer at Asus, David Chang, has told the Wall Street Journal that Google is selling nearly one million Nexus 7 tablets every month -- and that figure looks set to rise, too.

In an interview with the Journal, Chang explained:

"At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to one million."

While those figures still place the Nexus 7 behind the iPad in terms of sales -- hell, Apple managed to shift 14 million of its tablets in the last quarter alone -- there's a clear upward trend there.

No doubt that's in large part a result of affordability. Google's Nexus 7 is attractively priced at £159 for the basic model, and it's now joined by a larger stablemate which undercuts the iPad, too. While it seems unlikely that Google will overtake Apple any time soon, it's clearly giving it a run for its money. [Wall Street Journal]