posted on May, 22 2009 @ 02:21 AM
Actually, a lot of people buy from Wal Mart.
The iTunes Store leads the pack with 19 percent, Wal-Mart (which includes the brick-and-mortar stores as well as its online properties) is
second with 15 percent , and Best Buy is third with 13 percent. Amazon is a distant fourth at 6 percent, trailed by the likes of Borders, Circuit
City, and Barnes & Noble. Rhapsody is in the tenth slot with 1 percent.
That article is from 2008, but I'm pretty sure that the numbers are about the same.
It's been a long time since I've bough a CD from Wal Mart, mainly because I hate how they will censor the music and not tell you (like with the
parental tag). Also, it bugs me how they will censor even basic words such as "Damn" and then go and sell an R rated movie completely intact. Like
with "Zach and Miri Make A Porno," where Wal Mart wanted to drop the "Porno" part of the title, but still sell the movie with all of the same
scenes and everything. I don't know if it actually happened, but I remember reading about it.
I don't blame Wal Mart for wanting to keep a "cleaner" image when it comes to things like music, but I just wish they would do the same for all of
their other forms of entertainment. I also don't blame Green Day either. I haven't listened to the CD, but I know of several people that already
bought it. And, at the end of the day, Wal Mart is a huge part of the market (well, not as big as say iTunes, but still pretty big).