Saturday, October 25, 2008


I mentioned in my intial post on the AC/DC sales frenzy that I wanted to see the worldwide first week numbers. Here they are courtesy of Hits.
AC/DC’s Black Ice is more than a stateside phenomenon. The album is exploding at retail all over the world, with an initial shipment of more than 2.1 milllion. The biggest territories are Germany (550k), Canada (344k), the U.K. (227k), France (209k) and the band’s native Australia (202k). What’s more, the European and North American legs of the “Black Ice World Tour” reportedly sold out in a matter of minutes, while worldwide catalog sales on the year are a split hair short of 5 million units
202K in Australia is enormous. Tre plat first week! Whoa.

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