According to Oricon’s daily sales charts, AKB48’s 22nd single “Flying Get” has sold more than 1 million copies in its first day. The single, which officially went on sale on August 24, sold a total of 1,025,952 copies to take #1 on the daily rankings. In comparison, V6’s new single “Sexy. Honey. Bunny! / Takara no Ishi” sold 28,943 copies in the same time period to rank #2.
In May, AKB48’s previous single “Everyday, Kachusha” sold 942,475 on its first day, and it went on to set a new all-time record of 1,333,969 copies for first week sales. By breaking the million mark on the first day, “Flying Get” is poised to surpass “Everyday, Kachusha” and again set a new weekly record.
The senbatsu members for “Flying Get” were chosen in AKB48’s most recent general election. The title track is currently used as the theme song for the drama series “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~Ikemen Paradise~ 2011,” which stars popular member Maeda Atsuko. The song also has tie-ins with multiple commercials and has been promoted heavily in the past few weeks.
Oricon (daily singles ranking)