The Nexus 7 is currently the undisputed leader in the Android tablet universe. The tablet’s price-and-specs ratio is hard to beat, and the halo effect that it has helped generate for the ecosystem deserves nothing short of a medal of honor.

Praises aside, there’s a gap of information concerning the Nexus 7 that’s missing even after Google and Asus released their Q3 financial reports. We’re still left guessing just how many units of the quad-core slate have been sold in the market.

Thankfully, Asus Chief Financial Officer David Chang is here to give us some numbers.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Chang reveals that the sales figures for the 7-inch tablet have been on the up since it was launched. “At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K,” he said. “This latest month, it was close to 1 million.”

So it looks like the sales numbers are much higher than the recent estimate made by one analyst, who said that only a million of Nexus 7 tablets in total have been sold so far.

It’s safe to say that the figures will rise even further with the release of the Nexus 7 3G and a price cut for the 16GB model.