MEGADETH: Album Sales Update

According to a posting on MEGADETH's official web site, the following are the official MEGADETH sales figures in the United States as of December 14, 2005 (rounded to nearest 1,000):

"Killing is My Business...And Business is Good!"* (original, out of print) - 197,000
"Killing is My Business...And Business is Good!" (2002 remaster) - 51,000
"Killing is My Business...And Business is Good!" (2002 remaster, clean version) - 6,000
"Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?"* - 609,000
"So Far, So Good...So What!"* - 388,000
"Rust In Peace"* - 781,000
"Rusted Pieces"* (video, out of print) - 36,000
"Countdown to Extinction" - 2,272,000
"Exposure of a Dream" (video, out of print) - 27,000
"Youthanasia" - 938,000
"Evolver: The Making of Youthanasia" (video, out of print) - 25,000
"Hidden Treasures" (out of print) - 286,000
"Cryptic Writings" - 787,000
"Risk" - 322,000
"Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years" (out of print) - 200,000
"Behind the Music" (Extended Version DVD) - 12,000
"The World Needs A Hero" - 219,000
"Rude Awakening" (live album, two CD version) - 66,000
"Rude Awakening" (alternate versions) - 9,000
"Rude Awakening" (DVD) - 56,000
"Still, Alive...& Well?" - 26,000
"The System Has Failed" - 171,000
"Video Hits" (DVD) - 27,000
"Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" - 118,000
"Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" (Limited Edition) - 15,000

* These figures do not include sales prior to the start of the SoundScan era (May 25, 1991)

As previously reported, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine announced at the conclusion of the band's headlining performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9 that the group's current lineup — which includes bassist James MacDonough, drummer Shawn Drover (EIDOLON) and guitarist Glen Drover (EIDOLON) — will continue to record and tour under the name MEGADETH.

MEGADETH recently completed a South American tour in support of "The System Has Failed", which came out in September 2004. The latest MEGADETH release, "Greatest Hits: Back to the Start" (Capitol), entered the Billboard chart at No. 65.


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