An Interesting Week in Oricon

The Oricon Charts this week are quite interesting in that AKB48s latest single Oogoe Diamond has sold an extremely respectable 48,258 copies in it’s first week; a whole 10,000 copies more than Morning Musume’s latest single sold, worrying stuff for Japan’s top girl group but good news for AKB48! Oogoe Diamond is now their best selling single.

Good news for Satoda Mai as well as her album with the Hexagon All Stars has managed to get to #1 with sales of 270,310 in it’s first week! Satoda Mai has had a more fruitful career outside of Hello! Project this year than all of her years in Hello! Project with Country Musume.