AKBN48's RIVER starts Week 2 very slowly on 13th place on the Oricon Daily Charts. Quite low but it isn't bad for a start on Week 2. 10nen Zakura started Week 2 at #18. So #13 isn't a bad number. In fact, We should start associating the #13 with good luck not bad because, look whose back.
RIVER rises back to the Top 10 and claims the #4 spot, smashing Morning Musume's sales at #5! This is incredible! AKB48's Week 2 day 2 sales passing Momosu's day 2 sales! We don't know how much is AKB's and Momosu's sales though but I think they are close. Like separated by only 1,000 or so. We also don't know the sales amount since both are out of the Top 3, except that they are less than 13,317. They could be anywhere between 6,000 and 13,000.
KinKi Kids represented Johnny's Entertainment and challenged the girls to an epic showdown, continuing the never ending fight between the two idol groups. The good news is that so far in the 2 days, their sales reached only 112,000. AKB's 2 day sales was a staggering 141,844. The bad news is that the sales of Day 3-7 went down quickly and sold only 30,000 copies. KinKi Kids 2nd day sold 40,000 copies. They can easily beat 30,000. I'm worried for the girls but If AKB can beat KinKi Kids, they will make history AGAIN.
I can't help but think the AKB wotas have been storing their money just so they could blast it all out back on Week 2 and beat Momosu. That could explain the sudden drop in sales during Day 3-7. The sales are sure to go down by tomorrow which means Momosu may or may not overtake them. Nevertheless, this event has caused quite a stir among Momosu wotas. Now back to RIVER, if my estimations are correct, RIVER's day 6 and 7 should sell somewhere around 4,000 to 5,000. Week 1 day 1 may have sold around 1,000 to 2,000. Week 1 day 2 is around 6,000 to 13,000 so I'm guessing 10,000 sales. That amounts RIVER's sales to around 194,000! That means only around 6,000 copies left to sell before it reaches 200,000!! That should be reached by the end of the week!!! This is incredible!