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28 October 2009

[RIVER] 1st week sales

RIVER's sales on day 3 is a massive drop from the previous 2 days, going at only 14,259. What's more worrying is that the 4th day sales aren't any better and dropped to 4,707. If this goes on they might lose their #1 spot on the Daily charts. This does not look good for AKB. At least they still hold the #1 spot for now. Hopefully their sales will increase after their appearance on Music Station on 2009/10/30 (Friday). Their appearance on Music Fighter didn't do much difference to the sales sadly. 200,000 is highly unlikely for 1st week but there is still hope for total sales. Maybe they should change their tactics and start showing Kimi no Koto ga Suki Dakara and Hikoukigumo on advertisements and not just RIVER. After all, in my opinion Kimi no Koto is better than RIVER. Wotas who haven't bought your RIVER single yet, DO SO NOW!!!

In other RIVER news, RIVER is at the top of the Recochoku daily download rankings, and interesting to note that Iiwake Maybe is on the list at #13, up from 28. Maybe due to the high RIVER sales that people decided to check out their old singles?

5th day sales of RIVER went up from 4,707 to 7,085. Any increase is great news. Especially with the low sales of Day 4. RIVER still stays at #1 in the Daily charts. Current total sales stands at 167,895

However, RIVER didn't hold on to the #1 spot and in day 6, they dropped 4 spots to #5. Oricon doesn't update us on daily sales if the single is not on the top 3. So all we know is that the sales is less than 3,684, which is the sales of the #3 single.

7th day sales didn't do any better. RIVER managed to keep it's 5th place position at least, but with sales below 1,832, it doesn't look good for 2nd week sales.

However, not all is lost. Official sales for 1st week is 178,579!!!! That gives them the NUMBER SPOT ON THE WEEKLY CHARTS. Well we all knew that since the monster sales of day 1. Not only that, RIVER is now the BEST SELLING FEMALE GROUP SINGLE SINCE 2003. That's SEVEN YEARS. The low day 4 to day 7 sales don't matter any more cause they have made music history. I am so glad to be part of those sales. A big
to you girls for being so awesome and making the #1 spot, and not forgetting Aki-P. You are a genius. A freaking genius. I am sorry for ever doubting you (though I still doubt you for some things like the shuffle). You have earned my respect. OTL. Oh and congratulations for walletraeping us too ^^.

TOTAL WALLETRAEP AMOUNT (as of 28 October, 2009)
Day 1: 87,795 X 1,600 yen = 140,472,000 yen or 1,536,468.33 USD
Day 2: 54,049 X 1,600 yen = 86,478,400 yen or 946,088.46 USD
Day 3: 14,259 X 1,600 yen = 22,814,400 yen or 249,909.64 USD
Day 4: 4,707 X 1,600 yen = 7,531,200 yen or 81,836.78 USD
Day 5: 7,085 X 1,600 yen = 11,336,000 yen or 124,471.89 USD
Day 6 + 7: Pending due to an unknown error in the numbers. Currently trying to resolve the problem.

Week 1: 178,579 X 1,600 yen = 285,726,400 yen or 3,137,167.46 USD
TOTAL: 178,579 X 1,600 yen = 285,726,400 or 3,137,167.46 USD
We have hit 3 million baby. Aki-P is rejoicing.

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