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02 April 2014

NMB48 9th Single [Takane no Ringo] First Week Sales

NMB48's 9th single [Takane no Ringo] was released on March 26th and now finished its first week ranking first in the Oricon Weekly Charts. First week sales amount to 406,579 copies.

Sales improved compared to the previous single [Kamonegikkusu] which sold 374,644 in its first week. Overall [Takane no Ringo] has the second best first week sales for NMB48, only [Bokura no Eureka] had a better start with 481,843 copies in week one. [Takane no Ringo] first week sales also beat those of SKE48's [Mirai to wa?] which was released a week earlier and sold 397,874 copies in the starting week.

In the soundscan ranking, NMB48 also took the top position, as well as 3th and 4th rank. Sales are 80,328 so the theater edition must have sold about 326,000 copies.

Sales on first day (when the theater versions usually ships) for NMB48 were already 368,719 copies, so the rest of the week wasn't that overwhelming. Also overall sales of NMB48 are higher, but in Soundscan SKE48 sold more (118,750), maybe because they had a type more. In fact, NMB48's soundscan numbers are on the same level as HKT48's (80,088). This shows that the theater edition accounts for an even greater portion of sales for NMB48 and seems to be even more important for them than it is for the sister groups.

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