Apple iTunes sell a million songs in 4 days in Japan

Apple iTunes sell a million songs in 4 days in Japan

Apple has shown the world how to sell legitimate music on the net with their iTunes online store for digital music. They already sell more than a million songs through their stores in the United States. And they recently achieved the same feat of selling a million songs though in 4 days on the recently launched iTunes store in the big market of Japan.

The company has priced most of the songs on this store at around ¥150 per song. The Japanese store features a mix of local favorites and popular international artists, with Japanese artists claiming both the number one song (Def Tech) and the number one album (Ulfuls). As a result, the iTunes has already become the Japan’s number one online music store in just four days.

Steve Jobs of Apple said in a press release on this achievement: “iTunes has become Japan’s number one online music store in just four days. iTunes has sold twice as many songs in just four days as all the other online music services in Japan sell in one month.” Most of this success can be attributed to the brand name Apple has and the popularity of the iPod range of music players, which also happen to be the largest selling digital music player in the world.

Sony has gained some market share in Japanese mp3 market with their flash memory based players but when it comes to the HDD based players, Apple continues to dominate even in the Sony’s home market of Japan. Apple is selling music from the popular domestic bands like Originals from globe and Ulfuls, exclusives from Def Tech, Crazy Ken Band, Chara, Little Creatures, Chie Ayado and The Complete B’z digital box set.

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