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29 March 2013

HKT48 Debut Single [Suki! Suki! Skip!] 1st Week Sales

HKT48's debut single [Suki! Suki! Skip!] sold 250,147 copies on it's first week on sale to place number one on the Oricon weekly sales charts. This is the highest first week sales for any of the 48 groups debut singles. It also surpasses the sales of Nogizaka46's latest single [Kimi no Na wa Kibou] which sold 242,054 copies. NMB48's latest single [Kitagawa Kenji] sold 317,051 in comparison.

[Suki! Suki! Skip!] also dominated the Soundscan charts, with the three CD+DVD types taking the top three positions in the chart:

Type A: 37,248 copies
Type B: 28,479 copies
Type C: 25,887 copies

Since Soundscan does not count the Theatre Edition, we can estimate this sold a total of 158,533 copies by subtracting the Soundscan numbers from the Oricon number.

Many congratulations to HKT48! These are fantastic sales and hope they continue. What's even more astonishing is that the Soundscan numbers better than Kitagawa Kenji by a couple of thousand.

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