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MacBytes
Aug 7, 2005, 10:33 PM
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Link: Apple's Japan iTunes Music Store sells one million songs in first four days (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050807223343)

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winmacguy
Aug 7, 2005, 10:56 PM
Pretty awesome, still waiting for NZ iTMS................................................ :confused: :D

nagromme
Aug 7, 2005, 11:13 PM
“iTunes has sold twice as many songs in just four days as all the other online music services in Japan sell in one month.”

So maybe having lower download prices isn't ALL bad after all? ;)

Also, I never really thought about audiobooks on non-US iTMS stores before this article mentioned them. Good to know there are non-English audibooks on iTunes.

winmacguy
Aug 7, 2005, 11:30 PM
“iTunes has sold twice as many songs in just four days as all the other online music services in Japan sell in one month.”

So maybe having lower download prices isn't ALL bad after all? ;)


Who would have thought that could happen?! :p :rolleyes:

the_mole1314
Aug 8, 2005, 12:29 AM
Didn't it only take a week to seel 1 million in the US? Wow, that's fast in Japan! (but they also had PC and Mac, not just Mac)

dontmatter
Aug 8, 2005, 12:31 AM
how does this compare to euro launches? relative to US launch, these don't seem to me to be good numbers, given how much the ipod and music store have grown in the meantime. But then again, smaller population in japan, different attitudes... I can't say, really. All I can say is, I hope it takes off big time.

Loge
Aug 8, 2005, 02:21 AM
The European store (which was initially only UK, Germany and France) sold 800,000 in its first week, 450,000 of which were in the UK. Those Japan figures are pretty impressive for just 4 days.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/jun/23itunes.html

jholzner
Aug 8, 2005, 08:22 AM
Didn't it only take a week to seel 1 million in the US? Wow, that's fast in Japan! (but they also had PC and Mac, not just Mac)


Yep. The press release for both stores says over 1 million so who knows how close they actually are to each other. Perhaps the US store sold 1.5 million in one week but the Japan store solst 1.1. Anyway they are pretty darn close and I'm sure once word gets out sales will increase even more. Hope the NZ and AU store open soon. One billion sold by years end!!

Press release for first week of US store:
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2003/may/05musicstore.html

wdlove
Aug 8, 2005, 01:38 PM
An amazing amount of songs that were sold. Japan seems to be big for Apple.

JonMaker
Aug 8, 2005, 02:09 PM
business as usual. :cool: