Day 1: 568,095 Day 2: 112,151 Day 3: 61,863
Day 4: 26,077 Day 5: 23,109 Day 6: 22,025
Week 1: 826,989
800k barrier broken! And in only 1 week! Compare this with Heavy Rotation's 1st week value of 527,336, Holy shiet it went up by 300k! This is an truly an amazing feat! AKB is on a roll.
Beginner is the third AKB48 Single to sell more than 500k in it's opening week, making them the first female artist to have 3 consecutive Singles to do so. The previous record of 2 consecutive Singles was jointly held by Utada Hikaru, Ayumi Hamasaki and AKB48 themselves.
Beginner is now the highest selling Single of 2010 (so far), and the highest selling Single of this century. It also holds the record for the highest first week sales for a Single for a female group, beating the previous record held by SPEED's "ALL MY TRUE LOVE" (released Oct 1999). However it falls short of achieving the same for the female artists category, taking 3rd position instead. Beginner was just 1k short of the 2nd position, which goes to Amuro Namie's "Can You Celebrate?" (released Feb 1997). And the record holder is Utada Hikaru's "Addicted to You" (released Nov 1999), with sales of 1,068,000 on its first week. But, it does hold that record for this century.
Beginner is ranked 9th in the Top 10 All Time Best Selling CD Sales. Yes I probably have said this too may times already but who cares. AKB is on a roll.
Oh and look whose having handshake events at this location. 50,000 seater Stadium baby!
Will the 19th Single manage to top this record? I have no idea. Honestly, I doubt that it will. Maybe in the next Senbatsu Election or something. But let's see what AKB decides to pull for that Single.