'Gold' has sold a lot more than 27 Million. It had sold over 28 Million by 2005, &
it has carried on selling ever since, with almost 2 Million in 2008, alone. Its Global
sales are more like 31 Million to 32 Million, by now.
In the latest UK Top 200, (W/E 15th September), 'Gold is at No.160, & '18 Hits'
is at No.140. They have sold over 5 Millon, & over 350,000, respectively, in
the UK. 'The Essential Collection' failed to even reach No.200, in the same
Chart, & that was a 'new' release. It failed to make the Top 200, despite
the sales of the 2 CD + DVD, & 2 CD, versions being combined, for Chart
purposes. So, it is a huge flop. Universal made zero effort to promote it,
& most of 'The Fans', are refusing to buy it, as there is nothing on it that
they don't already have.