Idol group AKB48 has once again set a new sales record. Their 23rd single, “Kaze wa Fuiteiru,” officially went on sale on October 26, and in its first day it sold 1,045,937 copies. This surpasses their previous single “Flying Get,” which sold 1,025,952 in its first day.
AKB48 is not only the first group to sell 1 million copies of a single in one day, but now they are the first to do so twice in a row.
“Kaze wa Fuiteiru” is the group’s fifth single to sell more than a million copies, and their fourth in a row. All of their singles released so far this year have broken the million mark. The total sales so far for their last three singles are:
- Sakura no Ki ni Narou (2011/02/16) – 1.081 million
- Everyday, Kachusha (2011/05/25) – 1.580 million
- Flying Get (2011/08/24) – 1.570 million