And the 1st week sales for AKB48's 21st Single Everyday, Kachuusha is.......
What you are looking at right now is THE BEST debut week sales for a single IN HISTORY! The previous record was held for an amazing 15 years by Mr.Children's [Namonaki Uta] with 1,208,000 copies sold.
This is also AKB48's 8th consecutive single that topped the ORICON weekly chart in it's debut week. That last female group that held that record was Pink Lady more than 32 years ago.
Congratulations AKB48, and especially Akimoto Yasushi.