AKB48’s latest single, Sakura no Shiori was just released, and already the numbers for its first day of sales have appeared. In their first day alone, they’ve managed to sell 229,528 copies! To give you an idea of how awesome that is, that number is around the same as RIVER’s TOTAL sales. That’s right, AKB48 just surpassed their previous singles total sales on THE FIRST DAY. Needless to say, its a frakking awesome day to be an AKB48 fan.
I dare say it, but I think we can officially say now that AKB48 is Japan’s top idol group, and its looking like they will hold that title for some time. In comparison, Morning Musume released a new single recently, and after about 7 days on sale have only managed to sell about 37000 copies. I wonder how all those H!P fans who hate on AKB48 are gonna react when they see AKB’s sales figures. Probably not too well.
But anyway, I am so happy for the girls. This is monumental for them.