As we all know, Formation debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard 200, selling 11,900 copies in its first week. We had a long thread about that one (with no new data on the sales, unfortunately). A new one's due for Dark Roots. Let's post any information about the figures, chart positions, gold records etc. here . But first let's try to predict how well it will do. I'm guessing 24,000 copies and No. 22 on Billboard. I know this might be a little too optimistic/overestimated, but the promotion is even better these days than it was in 2008 (no MTV this time, however, but I don't know if that even helped given what that station had turned into), there seems to be a lot of preorders (which count as first week sales, I believe), the media coverage is more than decent, there's huge hype about the album in the Internet (the singles are being praised by almost everybody who heard them, except for metal-archives, but it's always been "trendy" to criticize Testament there). And hopefully there will be no problem with distribution this time (the stores ran out of the copies during Formation's first week). Of course, I'd love the album to enter Bilboard's top 10, but that still seems unreal even in spite of the dropping sales of pop/rap/dance albums. Perhaps with the next one. Anyway, feel invited to post your guesses/hopes here.