Best Buy deal blamed for slow sales of Chinese Democracy
While rival chain Wal-Mart’s exclusive release, AC/DC’s Black Ice, continues to sell like hotcakes, Best Buy’s investment in Chinese Democracy is widely perceived to be an industry flop.
So what’s to blame for the giant disparity? There’s Best Buy’s lack of promotion or Axl Rose’s reluctance to give interviews, but the Wall Street Journal also credits Wal-Mart for superior handling the promotion and execution of their exclusive product.
Rolling Stone has all the analysis here.