|CNN: Consensus between analysts.|
The number of iPad sold is difficult to get before their Q4 report. A post from The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) by Dave Caolo, cites CNN Money:
According to Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the general consensus is that Apple has sold about 8.25 million iPads. He’s gathered quarterly estimates from many sources and compiled a list. They range from 3.80 million iPads sold (issued on September 28th by Brian Marshall of Gleacher & Co.) to 6.0 million (issued on October 1st by Robert Paul Leitao of Apple Finance Board).