Before I move onto AKB48, I just want to quickly update everybody on how No Sleeves are doing with sales of Kuchibiru Fureze. The first day of sales saw 42,394 copies of the single shifted which isn’t too bad and after 3 days the grand total stands at 72,931 – KARA is 10k ahead of them but they’re way behind Hey!Say!JUMP who have sold nearly 200k of their single this week so far.
Last week saw AKB48 release their PV music collection “AKB ga Ippai ~The Best Music Video~.” It was the biggest selling DVD of the week with 209,000 copies sold and as we’ve seen so far this year AKB48 are smashing records left, right and centre and now they’ve broken yet another one. They now hold the highest selling music DVD by a female artist/group in the first week easily beating the previous record holder which was Namie Amuro with 155k copies sold of her BEST FICTION TOUR DVD.
AKB48’s album “Koko no Ita Koto” continues to sell well with 715,722 sold to date and finally “Everyday Kachuusha” managed to budge another 12k to nudge the total up to 1,523,891. They still need to sell another 122,739 copies if they’re going to surpass Morning Musume’s Love Machine.