Cyber Monday sets record as biggest online shopping day in history

Cyber Monday set a record this year with online sales up 20.6% from last year, according to a statement by International Business Machines Corp. Amazon and eBay benefited from the boost, with sales on the rise for both sites, according to ChannelAdvisor.

Gaming consoles were a popular item purchased this year -- by Monday afternoon, Playstation 4 and XBox One Consoles were sold out on Walmart's website, USAToday.com reported.

Click through the slideshow below to see more details on this year's record-breaking Cyber Monday sales.