It entered the EP chart on 10 April and reached the top spot on 24 April. It remained there for five weeks, and spent another week at number one from 12 June.
Beatles for Sale was the group's eighth official EP. As with previous releases, it featured sleeve notes by the group's publicist Tony Barrow. The LP record Beatles for Sale was issued in December, 1964. In the weeks before Christmas copies passed over the disc-store counters at such a remarkable rate that Beatles for Sale became one of the world's fastest-selling albums.