First week of sales is over for Megumi Ohori’s single and whilst 3,969 CD’s sold isn’t too bad I thought the figure would be slightly higher. I didn’t realise the challenge was to sell 10k over a month (thought it was to sell 10k in a week) but even so I don’t think she can make it. I’m sure she’ll do her best to keep on plugging her CD wherever she is but most fans have bought the single last week. To sell 6,000 CD’s in 3 weeks doesn’t look hard on paper but she’ll struggle to shift them. If she does manage to go over 10k it’ll be a miracle. The question now is will producer Akimoto go ahead in 3 weeks time and graduate her should she fail in the challenge?
EDIT: Do the producers of AKBingo enjoy embarassing the poor girl? On last night’s show they made her go to the small seaside town of Izumizaki to promote her single armed with a hand held tape player which has a microphone attached and a rucksack full of her CD’s. Meetan sang to an old couple near the sea where she was shivering although they bought her single. She then made her way to the shopping district where she camped herself outside a shop and proceeded to sing to the small crowd which had gathered. It didn’t make any impact as absolutely nobody bought her CD so she packed up and trudged off looking a bit downhearted. Future previews of this segment has her singing in front of a banquet and camping outside somewhere in a sleeping bag. Doesn’t look like fun to her at all.
AKB48′s new single Oogoe Diamond is released this week and it’s already doing well after one day as it’s listed as being No.3 in the Oricon Daily Charts. I’m hoping it’ll stay in the top 5 all week.
Here’s the PV accompanying the single for everybody to enjoy: