Well, that Amazon MP3 store must not be doing as well as I thought it would. Apple today issued a press release announcing that iTunes is now the #2 music retailer in the United States, trailing only behind retail juggernaut Wal-Mart. Apple also announced that there are over 50 million iTunes customers now, and that on Christmas day there were a whopping 20 million tracks sold in iTunes.
â€œWeâ€™d like to thank the over 50 million music lovers who have helped the iTunes Store reach this incredible milestone,â€ said Eddy Cue, Appleâ€™s vice president of iTunes. â€œWe continue to add great new features like iTunes Movie Rentals to give our customers even more reason to love iTunes.â€
So how long will it be now before iTunes overtakes Wal-Mart? I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in 2008.