Wednesday, 31 December 2008

50 million

So Terry Prachett got knighted and he's sold fifty million books worldwide. And just now one TOTP2 the factoid that came with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers was that they've sold fifty million albums worldwide. So I guess the Chilli Peppers and Sir Terry are just as successful as each other.

Google, what else is just as successful in selling fifty million units

Gran Turismo - the series of racing games
Bryan Adams - the Canadian singer songwriter
Do They Know Its Christmas - the charity song
Nintendo Wii - the games console
Xbox and Xbox 360 - the games consoles
The Da Vinci Code - Book by Dann Brown
First four years of Elvis Presley's career - the rock and roll icon

hmph, bored now. But you get the idea


  1. BUT - the thing here is that Terry Pratchett has sold 50 million books, while the Red Hot Chilli Peppers have sold fifty million records between them. So Pratchett is four times more successful.

  2. I guess, per person you're right Prachett is four times more successful, but as a brand, 'Terry Prachett' and 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' are even. And on further investigation, they both started out in '83 so the comparison is kind of neat