iPod and iTunes Success in Japan

Apple announced today that iTunes and iPod have almost 60% market share in Japan.

Since the launch of the iTunes Music Store this summer and introduction of the iPod nano and fifth generation iPod, market share in Japan has grown rapidly, solidifying iPods position as the number one digital music player in Japan by a wide margin.

Since its launch in August, Apple reports that dozens of music labels have added their catalogs to iTunes Japan. Among these include For Life Music, Geneon Entertainment and Dreamusic. Major music label Sony Music Entertainment was also amongst the latecomers due to disagreements about the pricing.

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