Before I tell you what the final sales figures for the first week was, AKB48 has become the first female group ever to have 2 singles go 500k + in the 1st week. Not even Morning Musume in their prime did this. What Morning Musume have done better than AKB48 is to have 2 singles that clocked over a million sales. I’m hoping that in the future AKB48 will achieve this. The only other female artists to get over 500k in the first week of sales is Ayu and Hikki so AKB48 are in some pretty illustrious company here.
Anyway, the final sales figures for the first week was 527k, 14k more than Ponytail. It’ll be interesting to see how Heavy Rotation sells in it’s 2nd week.