Record Sales for AKB48

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AKB48’s latest single RIVER has sold a staggering 178,579 copies in it’s 1st week of sales and ranked at #1 in the Oricon Charts – a first for AKB48.

These sales are really very impressive for an idol group and AKB48 seem to be going up and up in terms of sales and popularity, the area where I live is literally covered in posters for the group and it’s surprising all the different places the girls crop up both as a group and individually.

The single ranked at #4 today, one place ahead of Morning Musume’s newest single “Kimagure Princess -” not looking too good for Morning Musume!

I’m not really a fan of the direction AKB48’s music has taken and for me, they were at their best in 2007. Still congratulations to the group!