Metallica's multi-platinum 1991 eponymous record officially beat the latest Megadeth studio effort "Super Collider," outselling it on this week's Billboard 200 chart.
What made matters all the more interesting is the fact that 1,713 copies sold this week put "Super Collider" directly one spot below the "Black Album," which scored a 1,737 sales figure.
As far as the overall figures are considered, the "Black Album" is currently around 97,000 units short of reaching 16x platinum status, while "Super Collider" only managed to cross the 60,000 mark with a total of 60,519 units shipped in the US since the June 4 release.
As Metal Injection report points outs, the entire situation once again put Dave Mustaine in somewhat of an ironic position against his old band. Same source also indicates that the previous Megadeth record, "Th1rt3en," managed to crack the 120,000 figure within a month, beating the current "Super Collider" sales by far.
Megadeth are currently busy wrapping up this year's Gigantour with the concert trek's final show set to take place this Sunday (August 11) in Toronto, Canada. Metallica on the other hand, are mostly keeping themselves occupied with the upcoming "Through the Never" 3D movie and its September 27 exclusive IMAX 3D Theaters premiere.