By: Spacelab Research Staff
Fresh out of the box, the numbers for the first week of the Nine Inch Nails release of Ghosts has been released, and all in all, it was a pretty good week to be Trent Reznor.
The magic number was 781,917 downloads. That includes the free and paid downloads plus orders for the physical CD product. As a total, the downloads and physical product orders amounted to a total sales figure of $1,619,420 in U.S. dollars.
In a move that's a reflection of the new musical pardigm we find ourselves in for 2008, NIN will not release the traditional sales figures to SoundScan. A dis? Maybe not.
"These figures represent the most relevant and contemporary metric for measuring how Nine Inch Nails' music is reaching its fans," said NIN manager Jim Guerinot.