Elvis Presley’s US album sales
Soundscan sales summary
After dispatching the known total into every release thanks to available information, we conclude on following totals, you can read data either per type or per value of release:
The same data is presented below but with an average yearly pace of sales rather than totals:
Original albums, both studio and soundtracks, are virtually dead meat with the exception of the gospel recordings. These ones, plus Christmas records, sell impressive amounts every year. We can notice that live and compilations with high value track lists are much stronger sellers than the other ones. This shows the general public is looking for the big hits. In the other side, the same isn’t true for box sets. Basically, fans aren’t expecting the big ones that they already own. Instead, they will prefer themed / rarer recordings.