Last News of the World Sold Over 4 Million Copies

{jcomments on}There are unconfirmed reports that the final edition of the News of the World may have sold over 4 million copies.

The finale edition of the Sunday tabloid magazine is expected to have avoided a mass-boycott as readers rushed out to buy copies believing they may be worth something in years Last ever News of the Worldto come. There are reports – which won’t be confirmed until later today – claiming the paper sold over 4 million copies, so reports The Guardian. The decision to axe the paper was taken earlier this week by the Murdoch Empire in light of the phone-hacking scandal and the possibility of more damaging revelations yet to come. For the final edition the print run was increased to 5 million.

There are conflicting reports about how well the paper sold yesterday. While some Tweeted and posted on Facebook the paper was running out quickly others reported that it wasn’t selling at all. Proceeds from the paper are being donated to several charities. Attention will now turn to any possible replacement for the News of the World from News International. There are reports that its supplement Fabulous will continue but its unknown whether this will be included in any replacement paper or as a magazine in its own right. The most likely continuation for Fabulous would be as the supplement for a replacement newspaper.

The Sunday Mirror and The Mail on Sunday will be looking to increase their sales from the demise of the Sunday tabloid. The Mail on Sunday were targeting News of the World readers yesterday with vouchers for the paper.