The figures are finally out for the first day sales of Beginner and it far exceeded what I thought it would be – the figure is in fact 568,095!!!! It has destroyed AKB48’s previous best by a long shot (Heavy Rotation sold 340,487 on the first day) and who knows what the final total for the 1st week will be? The single will definitely be the biggest selling single of the year and that there is no doubt. Congratulations to all the girls. I’m sure they’re all shocked by how well the single has sold today. All eyes will be on tomorrow now and how well they do on the 2nd day.