Wednesday, 23rd September 2009
In Japan Entertainment News,
Japanese lap up the Beatles
Japanese consumers have helped to shift more than 2.25 million copies of digitally-remastered versions of classic Beatle's albums worldwide, it has been revealed.
New versions of all of the Beatles' studio albums have been released after being remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the location of the famous shot of the band walking across the road.
According to figures from the EMI Group, music fans in North America, Japan and the UK bought over 2.25 million copies of the albums in the first five days after their release on September 9th.
In Japan, all 14 of the remastered albums and box sets featured in the top 25 of the music charts.
Between September 9th and 12th, over 840,000 albums were shifted in the country.
In Canada, the Beatles box set went into the album chart at number four.
The albums were released to fit in with the release of the new Beatle's Rock Band game on a number of games consoles.
Written by Kimberley Homer.