It's about one-two-thousandth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 42,000 is 0.0005079 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 1,969 times that amount.(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
It's about 3,000 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 42,000 is 2,800 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00036 times that amount.(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about 4,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 42,000 is 4,666.666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000214285714286 times that amount.(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about one-five-thousandth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 5,000 times 42,000.(figures as of 2015)
It's about 8,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0001 times 42,000.(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about 20,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0000500 times 42,000.(2013 figures)
It's about one-thirty-five-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, the count of Users on Facebook is 34,200 times 42,000.(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)