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Details on the AKB48 Group Pennant Race
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12 December 2012

AKB48 29th Single [Eien Pressure] 1st Week Sales

AKB48's 29th single, [Eien Pressure] has sold 1,073,499 copies to place number one on the Oricon weekly singles sales chart. This is their 10th consecutive million selling single, and 11th in total. This does represent a slight drop in sales from previous single [UZA]'s 1,128,696 copies but this single did not release in Limited Edition versions with national handshake event tickets. The senbatsu for this single was decided in the Janken Tournament, with Shimazaki Haruka centering.

[Eien Pressure] also dominated the Soundscan weekly singles charts, taking up the top 4 places:

1. Eien Pressure, Type A - 85,836 copies
2. Eien Pressure, Type B - 63,974 copies
3. Eien Pressure, Type D - 56,638 copies
4. Eien Pressure, Type C - 54,920 copies

Soundscan does not count theatre edition sales, but subtracting the total from the Oricon number, we can estimate total sales of the Theatre Edition were 821,131 copies.

The million selling streak goes on for AKB48. Looking at the soundscan numbers, the Okalemon version was slightly more popular than the Type with the first original HKT48 song - perhaps this was due to event lottery tickets being included in it if bought from a certain shop.

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