Remaining Long Format – Greatest Hits series – Boxes
The last piece of this Greatest Hits series is made up of the three 2/3 CD boxes merging different volumes that have been released. The 1994 set joining both I and II‘s global sets already sold a solid 3,7 million but the Platinum Collection, which includes all 3 best of albums from 1981, 1991 and 1999, did even better at nearly 7 million. It must be said that sales of boxes that hardly sell together distinct records have 100% of their sales assigned into the original packages, here Greatest Hits I, II and III all receive the 6,9 million sales of the Platinum Collection.
As for sales distribution we logically face the same usual suspects that contain the band’s biggest hits. We start to understand that pure album sales are already the visible part of the iceberg as albums like A Night at the Opera or News of the World generated numerous sales of distinct products apart from their own sales.