Easily the best-selling book of the 2000s, Dan Brown's gripping conspiracy-fiction novel hit the shelves in 2003. By 2010, over 80 million copies had been sold, beating the second best-seller of the decade, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by a cool 15 million.
The first properly modern color TV, Sony introduced the Trinitron in 1968. An instant success, the original 12-inch model outclassed the competition in terms of picture quality and ease of use. Sony went on to sell 100 million Trinitron TVs before the brand was ditched in 2008.
The most wished-for doll of the decade in the USA, Canada and Down Under, Mattel's Barbie flew off toy store shelves during the 1960s, selling in the millions. In the UK, however, the more realistic-looking Sindy doll was more popular.
Spelling the end for manual washing machines, the Kenmore Automatic Washer was launched in the mid-1940s at Sears, Roebuck in the US. Despite its price tag of $239.95, a hefty $3,000 (£2.3k) in today's money, it became the best-selling washing machine of the decade in North America.