iTunes Japan Hits Million Mark In Four Days

Just four days after its entry — finally — into the Japanese download market, iTunes Japan hit the million-sales mark faster than any of the 19 other countries with the service. Eddy Cue, vp-applications, told AP: “We think we’ve got a huge success.” iTunes launched on Thursday and it’s already the top online music store in the country. Apple still lacks a deal with Sony Music Entertainment; Sony’s own download service in its home country sells about 450,000 downloads a month, according to AP.
One big difference between iTunes Japan and its siblings: Apple is using a dual-price scheme — $1.35 (150 yen) for most with the rest going for $1.80 (200 yen). The prices are higher than the standard $0.99 in the U.S. but lower than other online stores in Japan.