The original Nexus 7 was one of the best selling Android tablets ever and represented a full 10% of all Android tablets sold to date. So this news should come as no surprise. Through checking with the Taiwan supply chain, Digitimes thinks that Asus is expected to ship about 3.5 million units of the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet by the end of the year.
That number might have been higher but this is likely due to China being mad at Google for pulling all of its servers from the country in 2010. So the Chinese government is most likely not letting the device into the country because of the Google co-branding thing. They are throwing a fit basically.
Asus plans to ship 12 million tablets this year in all. The company reportedly shipped 5.7 million tablets in the first half of 2013 already.
Source Phone Arena