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Chaku-Uta-Full: 5 million mobile music downloads in Japan

KDDI pioneers full lengths mobile music song downloads via 3G

Chaku Uta Full achieves 5 million downloads by April 3, 2005

KDDI/AU announced that 5 Millions Chaku-Uta-Full songs have been downloaded until April 3, 2005.

KDDI/AU chaku-uta and chaku-uta-full music downloads vs iTunes global downloads
KDDI/AU chaku-uta and chaku-uta-full music downloads vs iTunes global downloads

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Note added: on June 15, 2005, KDDI reported 10 million Chaku-Uta-Full downloads…

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Music on mobile – as a killer application

More Chaku-Uta mobile music downloads by KDDI in Japan than by Apple’s iTunes globally

Turns out that music is a killer application on mobile – we are working on a number of projects in the mobile music field. We just completed our “Mobile Music Japan” report.

With an incredibly much smaller potential customer base KDDI/AU delivered more downloads of 20-30 second songs (chaku-uta) than Apple’s i-Tunes. Motorola reportedly announced a mobile phone incorporating i-Tunes at the recent CES show in Las Vegas. KDDI/AU‘s tremendous success with chaku-uta indicates that combining Motorola phones with i-Tunes will be very successfull indeed. AU reported 1 million Chaku-Uta-Full downloads within the first 48 days of service (chaku-uta-full started on November 19, 2004).

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iTunes versus Chaku-Uta downloads – Mobile Music Rocks…

until mid-2004 KDDI sells more chaku-uta mobile music downloads in Japan than iTunes globally

It’s tempting to compare iTunes and Chaku-Uta statistics to get a feel for the meaning of the Motorola-iTunes deal. Here we go:

KDDI-AU Chaku-Uta ring-tone downloads versus global Apple iTunes sales
KDDI-AU Chaku-Uta ring-tone downloads versus global Apple iTunes sales

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