DIRE STRAITS by DIRE STRAITS sales and awards

According to Universal Music Japan, DIRE STRAITS by DIRE STRAITS has sold 15,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (2,432,000 copies), United Kingdom (600,000 copies) and Germany (500,000 copies).

SALES RANKINGS

DIRE STRAITS certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Canada 400,000 4x Platinum 1985
Canada
Sales: 400,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1985
Denmark 10,000 1x Gold 26 January, 2021
Denmark
Sales: 10,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 26 January, 2021
France 400,000 1x Platinum 1982
France
Sales: 400,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1982
Germany 500,000 1x Platinum 1979
Germany
Sales: 500,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1979
Italy 50,000 1x Platinum 2023
Italy
Sales: 50,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2023
Japan 49,000 Oricon charts
Japan
Sales: 49,000
Certification / note: Oricon charts
Certification Date / sales as of:
Netherlands 100,000 1x Platinum 1978
Netherlands
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1978
New Zealand 105,000 7x Platinum
New Zealand
Sales: 105,000
Certification / note: 7x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Switzerland 100,000 2x Platinum 1991
Switzerland
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1991
United Kingdom 600,000 2x Platinum 7 February,1986
United Kingdom
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 7 February,1986
United States 2,432,000 2x Platinum 6 January, 1987
United States
Sales: 2,432,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 6 January, 1987
Worldwide sales 15,000,000 Universal Music Japan
Total
Sales: 15,000,000
Source: Universal Music Japan