8/8/2005

Apple iTunes Japan Sells 1M songs in 4 days

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:27 am

Apple Computer Inc. said on Monday its new iTunes online music store in Japan sold over 1 million songs in its first four days, a strong start for the download service in the world’s second-largest music market.

California-based Apple launched iTunes in Japan on Thursday, aiming to win over the country’s music lovers with the market’s largest library of over 1 million songs and prices that undercut the competition.

Apple has sold more than 500 million songs in 19 countries since it introduced iTunes in the United States over two years ago. The service has also been launched in Britain, France and other major European markets.

Japan, the 20th country, was the quickest to reach 1 million downloads. By doing so, Apple said it had doubled the average monthly total of all current online stores run by other companies in Japan combined.

Source: Reuters

 

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