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    Hanteo weekly chart

    #13 Gratest Hits vol. 1-2-3
    The Platinum Collection
    (over 200 copies)
    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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    • Originally posted by HUR
      But if you missed that post, tell me and I will send you again.
      I want.

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      • Originally posted by nelson
        Originally posted by HUR
        But if you missed that post, tell me and I will send you again.
        I want.
        This is what I posted:

        New Zeland (up to 2003, according to EMI):

        Greatest Hits 142,436 9 x Platinum

        Greatest Hits 2 151,458 10 x Platinum

        Greatest Hits 3 16,732 1 x Platinum

        Greatest Hits 1 & 2 65,719 4 x Platinum

        Platinum Collection 20,652 1 x Platinum

        The Works 24,041 1 x Platinum

        A Kind Of Magic 35,023 2 x Platinum

        Live Magic 22,895 1 x Platinum

        The Miracle 29,044 1 x Platinum

        Made In Heaven 54,062 3 x Platinum

        Innuendo 15,415 1 x Platinum

        Live At Wembley 17,208 1 x Platinum

        Queen rocks - 7,500 (gold)
        The game - 10,000 (1980, gold)


        There is an important remark about Spain. In december 2004, EMI provided the following information from their very first ever cd there in 1985 (Greatest hits, re-issued from 1981) to their last:

        1985 – Greatest hits I - 182,700
        1986 – A kind of magic - 207,695
        1986 – Live magic – 109,418
        1989 – The miracle – 164,969
        1991 – Innuendo – 137,861
        1991 – Greatest hits II – 660,606
        1992 – Live at wembley ’86 – 202,278
        1994 – Greatest hits I & II – 198,260
        1995 – Made in heaven –281,785
        1997 – Queen Rocks – 74,203
        1999 – Greatest hits III – 85,633
        2000 – Platinum collection – 197,591
        2004 – Queen on fire – 33,000

        Total: 2,536,000

        However, in a press release, they stated that their total albums sales (cds only yet again) was as much as 3,200,000. I hold an email from EMI marketing Spain, claiming that the others 664,000 were sold via their old albums switched to cd. This actually means that their old album put together (counting "Queen" from 1973 to "The works") sold combined a minimun of 664,000 cds only which would mean roughly 700,000 copies sold counting all formats (cds, cassettes and vinyls). Those were re-issued in 1986, so this figures goes back to that year. So around 700k for 12 albums (10 studio albums, one live albums, and 1 soundtrack) between 1986 to 2004. Not that it is particularly strong but pretty decent in my opinion.

        Here some official numbers from EMI for Australia:

        1984 - A night at the opera - 70,000 (since 1984)
        1984- Greatest hits - 1,000,000 (since 1984)
        1984 - The works - 70,000
        1986 - A kind of magic - 70,000
        1986 - Live magic - 35,000
        2000 - Platinum collection 70,000

        "A night at the opera" was released in 1975 and "Greatest hits 1" in 1981. However, those sales above are since 1984...

        This is all thanks to Braca.

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        • I have now re-estimated Queen´s "Greatest hits 1" in Netherlands, and used 155,481 (CDs only) for the period between 1994 and february 2004. That´s an average of roughly 15k by year (which doesn´t necessarily mean it sells uniformly the same each year). If it was at 155,481 with average by february 2004, that would bring to about 215,000 copies sold from 1994 to this year so far (just counting CDs sales). Adding cassettes and vinyls for the period, it is more likey at 250,000. So by periods:

          1981-1982: 150,000
          1991-1992: 150,000
          1993: 40,000
          1994-this year: 250,000 (including at least 155,481 CDs only).

          Combining all the above total (590,000) with catalog sales between 1983 and 1990, I have it now at 700,000 copies there.

          So my overall estimations for this album in Europe now looks like this:

          UK: 5,500,000
          Netherlands: 700,000
          Switzerland: 300,000
          Germany: 2,000,000+
          Spain: 450,000
          Italy: 400,000
          Sweden: 150,000
          Finland: 70,000 (including 55,000 CDs sold since 1984)
          Austria: 250,000 (it charted at #25 this year)
          France: 600,000

          This is roughly 10,420,000 overall. Adding the rest of the continent, like MJDangerous, that takes up to about 12,500,000.

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          • U.K.

            31. (51) GREATEST HITS (Queen)
            Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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            • Greatest Hits I,II & III - Queen 99,500

              This is for UK. Thanks to Dave on haven.

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              • Originally posted by HUR
                Greatest Hits I,II & III - Queen 99,500

                This is for UK. Thanks to Dave on haven.
                What does this number mean? Only this year sales, or what?
                Queen rulez

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                • It means the Platinum collection sold 99,500 copies so far this year in UK (estimated by Dave on haven). Shipments for that album are close to 1,800,000 copies overall.

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                  • Missed this one out earlier from the UK Album Chart

                    67 N 1 Queen Greatest Hits II Various Parlophone Cdpmtv2 EMI

                    C-lebrity has completely left the Top 75, don't know how low it has fallen.

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                    • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                      Missed this one out earlier from the UK Album Chart

                      67 N 1 Queen Greatest Hits II Various Parlophone Cdpmtv2 EMI

                      C-lebrity has completely left the Top 75, don't know how low it has fallen.
                      Wow, great for "Graetest hits 2". First week inside the top 75 since 2000, just unbelievable. Probably even "Greatest hits 3" entered the top 200 in UK. It would be great if musicweek gives updated numbers for these albums (for instance, how much they sold this decade, or this year so far). Thank you for posting.

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                      • And last week "Live at wembley ´86" DVD was at #22 in UK DVD chart.

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                        • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                          Missed this one out earlier from the UK Album Chart

                          67 N 1 Queen Greatest Hits II Various Parlophone Cdpmtv2 EMI

                          C-lebrity has completely left the Top 75, don't know how low it has fallen.
                          Im surprised that Greatest Hits 2 re-charted with The Platinum Collection still being available - I wonder if it will still be in the charts next week though?

                          C-lebrity IMHO is one of the worst tracks on the album - they should have released 'Small' instead - im sure that would have done better..... :-?

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                          • I bet that the "Platinum collection" dropped out of the 200 this week. But I don´t care, personally, it has already sold roughly 100,000 copies so far, whereas their first "Greatest hits 1" around 50,000 until 2 weeks back (maybe a bit less though), which makes it look like it will reach about 100,000 by about november (with this new boost added in).

                            All in all, by the end of the year, their two lead compilations will have sold 200,000+. Add "Greatest hits 2", "Live at wmebley ´86", "A night at the opera" and maybe even "Greatest hits 3", and their total catalog sales will be decent again (although I really doubt they will chart inside the annual top 50 this year). I think that "The cosmos rocks" will be excluded from their total...but well, who cares?.

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                            • Italy
                              dvd, week 38

                              #04 LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM

                              #11 F.MERCURY TRIBUTE CONCERT:SPECIAL 10TH

                              #14 GREATEST VIDEO HITS VOL.2

                              #16 QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL

                              #19 GREATEST VIDEO HITS I

                              #20 QUEEN ON FIRE - LIVE AT THE BOWL
                              Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                              • Estonia
                                dvd, week 38

                                #02 QUEEN,LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 2DVD 2003

                                #04 QUEEN,GREATEST VIDEO HITS VOL.2 2003

                                #05 QUEEN,GREATEST VIDEO HITS 1 2DVD

                                #06 QUEEN,QUEEN ON FIRE-LIVE AT THE BOWL 2DVD 2004

                                #13 QUEEN,FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE SP.10TH ANN.ED. 2008

                                #22 QUEEN+PAUL RODGERS,RETURN OF THE CHAMPIONS 2005
                                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                • ABBA do very well in Estonia too. I used to think
                                  that it was all very impressive. Then I found out
                                  that less than 1,400,000 people live there!

                                  Its Population - in July 2008 - was 1,307,605.

                                  Zeus555

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                                  • New Zealand,
                                    DVD

                                    #7 - Live at wembley ´86
                                    #10 - Greatest video hits 1

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                                    • From Brianmay.com:

                                      "These award were been given in respect of over 4 million sales combined of Greatest Hits I (1,800,000 units = 7 x Gold) & Greatest Hits II (2,200,000 units = 9 x Gold) in GERMANY only. Both albums are featured on the award."

                                      Glad they give us an updated number. But those sales are a disappointment to me.

                                      Firstly, "Greatest hits 2" at 9 gold should be 2,250,000 in reality (maybe a typo on the site), but I thought this one had sold easily 2,500,000 (enough for a further platinum). Even onn german television, back in 2003, a figure of 2,7 M was claimed and I believed it. The album had massive runnings after its certification, even peaking at #19 in 1997 and spending loads of weeks.

                                      "Greatest hits 1" only shipped 300,000 since 1993, even strong too, charting many weeks in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2006.

                                      Also "Greatest hits 1" shipped even more than "Greatest hits 2", when it is obviously below as a catalog seller...

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                                      • From Pulse (digital sales):

                                        30 183 181 182 QUEEN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 7,022 -6 7,456 1,393,104

                                        Some totals:

                                        Bohemian Rhapsody: 1,393,104
                                        We Will Rock You: 1,168,000
                                        We Are The Champons: 673,046
                                        Under Pressure: 502,437

                                        Another One Bites The Dust certfied gold in 2005 for sales of 100,000.

                                        Total for just 5 songs (not updated most fo them): 3,836,587

                                        In Japan, I Was Born To Love You 500,000.

                                        Very little about UK, but "Don´t Stop Me Now" sold about 120,000 copies so far, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" around 100,000. Total digital sales probably around 400,000 up to now.

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                                        • Hur wrote
                                          It means the Platinum collection sold 99,500 copies so far this year in UK (estimated by Dave on haven). Shipments for that album are close to 1,800,000 copies overall.
                                          Good guess

                                          Queen - Platinum Collection
                                          2000 --- 51,882
                                          2001 --- 41,340
                                          2002 --- 844,115
                                          2003 --- 250,709
                                          2004 --- 153,170
                                          2005 --- 157,929
                                          2006 --- 66,968
                                          2007 --- 77,804
                                          2008 --- 103,456
                                          Total --- 1,747,373

                                          Shipments go up to end of June 2008, so only missing 2.5 months of shipments. I would imagine its not quite at 1.8m yet, but very near.

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                                          • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                            Hur wrote
                                            It means the Platinum collection sold 99,500 copies so far this year in UK (estimated by Dave on haven). Shipments for that album are close to 1,800,000 copies overall.
                                            Good guess

                                            Queen - Platinum Collection
                                            2000 --- 51,882
                                            2001 --- 41,340
                                            2002 --- 844,115
                                            2003 --- 250,709
                                            2004 --- 153,170
                                            2005 --- 157,929
                                            2006 --- 66,968
                                            2007 --- 77,804
                                            2008 --- 103,456
                                            Total --- 1,747,373

                                            Shipments go up to end of June 2008, so only missing 2.5 months of shipments. I would imagine its not quite at 1.8m yet, but very near.
                                            Thank you, mate. I´m glad you posted this update. So yes, maybe roughly 1,760,000 by now. It wasn´t available through clubs, apparently, that´s the reason why I thoght it was slightly higher. Thank you, again.

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                                            • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                              Queen - Platinum Collection
                                              2000 --- 51,882
                                              2001 --- 41,340
                                              2002 --- 844,115
                                              2003 --- 250,709
                                              2004 --- 153,170
                                              2005 --- 157,929
                                              2006 --- 66,968
                                              2007 --- 77,804
                                              2008 --- 103,456
                                              Total --- 1,747,373
                                              Wow, good to see your figures back

                                              If you have something else about Queen or someone else, you know where you should post it
                                              25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                              • MJ and HUR, is there anything in particular you would like to see for Queen?

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                                                • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                                  MJ and HUR, is there anything in particular you would like to see for Queen?
                                                  Yes, I would really like to see sales for these DVDs to complete my figures:

                                                  -The Freddie Mercury tribure concert
                                                  -Made in heaven - The films
                                                  -A night at the opera

                                                  And, if possible, an update for their first "Greatest hits 1", including sales until this year (if no until december 2007). Thank you, mate.

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                                                  • Well, thanks to update in Germany, here is how Queen "Greatest hits 1" should look like in Europe then, a new estimation again:

                                                    UK: 5,500,000
                                                    Netherlands: 700,000
                                                    Switzerland: 300,000
                                                    Germany: 1,800,000
                                                    Italy: 400,000
                                                    France: 600,000
                                                    Spain: 450,000 (including 1282,700 CDs from january 1985 to december 2004)
                                                    Austria: 250,000 (it reached #25 this year, charting during 7 weeks inside the top 75)
                                                    Finland: 70,000 (including 55,000 CDs sold since 1984)
                                                    Sweden: 150,000

                                                    Total for these 10 countries: 1,220,000

                                                    Adding the rest, by using the factor of 1,2 (like MJDangerous), we now get 12,300,000 roughly in Europe.

                                                    I´m still surprised of how low it sold since 1993 in Germany, that means at most 300,000 shipped in the last 15 years. You would have expected to be much higher, no?.

                                                    USA: 9,800,000
                                                    Canada: 1,500,000
                                                    New Zealand: 190,000+
                                                    Australia: 1,200,000
                                                    Japan: 600,000
                                                    Korea: 600,000
                                                    South Africa: 100,000+
                                                    Singapore: 20,000+
                                                    Honk Kong: 10,000+
                                                    Argentina: 700,000
                                                    Brazil: 250,000+
                                                    Mexico: 250,000+

                                                    Total worldwide: maybe around 30,000,000

                                                    This looks possible considering the album had officially reached the 25 million mark by september 2002, and then kept selling around 5 million since then (including over 3,000,000 in USA and Canada alone).

                                                    Please guys, any consensus?. I posted them several times, and I see very little reply, any opinion?. Maybe MJD?. Someone?.

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