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iTunes still number 1 music store in US

You might recall back in April that Apple’s iTunes online store for the first time surpassed Wal-Mart as the number one music retailer in the US. They had the lead, but could they keep it? Looks like the answer is yes.

NDP Group has released the sales numbers for the first half of 2008 and the rankings are:

  • iTunes
  • Wal-Mart (Walmart, Walmart.com, Walmart Music Downloads)
  • Best Buy (Best Buy, Bestbuy.com, Best Buy Digital Music Store)
  • Amazon (Amazon.com, AmazonMP3.com)
  • Target (Target and Target.com)

Amazon is an interesting story. In April they were in fifth place but they’ve come on strong thanks to their DRM-free MP3 store and moved into fourth position.

Will they crack the top three by Christmas? They’re definitely building momentum…

[Via Mac Rumors]

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