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Details on the AKB48 Group Pennant Race
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15 February 2012

AKB48 25th Single [GIVE ME FIVE!] 1st Day Sales

AKB48's 25th single [GIVE ME FIVE!] released today, selling a total of 966,529 copies on it's first day. First place of course.

Compared to the first day sales of their previous singles, GIVE ME FIVE! sold 7,000 copies more than Ue kara Mariko (959,000). However, it failed to sell more than Kaze wa Fuiteiru (1,045,000) and Flying Get (1,025,000). But looking back a year at Sakura no Ki ni Narou, sales have increased by almost 50%

Some people have said in the forums that GIVE ME FIVE! sales are low. Well compared to Kazefui and Furage it is lower, but it is nowhere near "low". It sold over 900,000 copies for goodness sake. We should be grateful for this much sales while it lasts. We'll never know when AKB's popularity will decrease.

Besides the fans are probably saving up for the Senbatsu Election voting single (26th Single). Thats were all your record breakers will be.

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