24 August 2011
AKB48 22nd Single [Flying Get] sells a million in a day
AKB48's latest single [Flying Get] released today and the sales are just staggering. I'm still shocked. Over 1 million copies sold in just it's first day. I've got no words for this. My hands are down. This is incredible.
Honestly I wasn't expecting them to sell so much, higher than their previous single Everyday, Kachuusha's 1st day (942k). Usually the single after the senbatsu elections will decrease in sales. After all, the wotas broke their budget buying 100 copies to vote for their favorites. So Flying Get selling more than Everyday, Kachuusha is amazing. Flying Get is also one of AKB48's weaker singles IMO. It's not as fun as the other singles.
So how long will it take for it to beat Everyday Kachuusha's total sales up to now? It stands at 1.5 million.
Unfortunately this success does not come without tragedy. If I'm not wrong, Passpo made a bet that if they do not get 1st place for their single ViVi Natsu, one of their members Fujimoto Yukimi will shave her hair bald. They got third with 14k sold. Will she still do it? I hope not. I feel sad for her now :(