Watch The Throne Expected To Move 400-500k First Week

Watch The Throne, the debut album from Kanye West and Jay-Z, is predicted to push roughly 400,000-500,000 in its first week, according to early sales reports.

Billboard magazine said based on early sales numbers the album would move the digital-only release to gold status. Industry staple HitsDailyDouble predicted similar sales of 495,835.

The sales numbers make it 2nd in first week sales only with Lady Gaga's'Born This Way being the top first-week seller at 1.1 million units.

Presently, Watch The Throne is sold exclusively through iTunes and will be available in all other outlets on August 12.

The album was released midnight Monday morning.