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iPod and iTunes No. 1 in Japan

Apple today announced that the iPod and iTunes are leading the digital music market in Japan with iPod market share at nearly 60 percent, according to Business Computer News (BCN).

“Since the launch of the iTunes Music Store this summer and introduction of the iPod nano and fifth generation iPod, market share in Japan has grown rapidly, solidifying iPod’s position as the number one digital music player in Japan by a wide margin,” Apple said in a statement on Wednesday. “iTunes is the number one online music service in Japan and its library has grown steadily with the addition of dozens of independent labels.”

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Comments

1

What a blow to Sony.

Posted by Joel Pan on November 16, 2005 at 12:31 PM (CST)

2

And Microsoft, looking over the pile of Xbox 360’s NOT being sold in Japan, is saying, “How’d they DO that?!”

Posted by Hrothgar on November 16, 2005 at 2:36 PM (CST)

3

I agree, way to go Sony.  You could have made a killing on mini disc, but your copyright BS killed ya.

Posted by mitchleary on November 17, 2005 at 12:27 AM (CST)

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