MEGADETH's 'System' Enters Billboard Album Chart At No. 18

MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" has sold 45,935 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number falls a bit short of the 61,113 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The World Needs A Hero", which entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 16 back in May 2001 (the album has since sold 214,212 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan). Other notable new "hard music" releases for the week and their first-week sales numbers are as follows:

FU MANCHU – "Start the Machine: 1,415
DEAD TO FALL – "Villainy & Virtue": 1,878
BOWLING FOR SOUP – "A Hangover You Don't Deserve": 22,501 (#37)
DATSUNS – "Outta Sight/Outta Mind": 866

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