AKB48 fan buys 5500 copies of new singlePublished on May 26th, 2011.
One reason why AKB48 and many other idol groups hit so well on the Oricon charts, is because many fans buy multiple copies of their CDs. I’ve never done that myself, but I have bought all 3-4 versions of a single a couple of times before. Now, this sometimes gets to such an extreme level that it’s, well, a little bit creepy.
“Everyday, Kachuusha” sold 942,475 copies the first day, and 5500 were from just one person, for a total of 8.8 million yen (~$108,700). I don’t know about you, but I’d say that’s quite a bit of money for what you get, and I think he might have to get a bigger apartment. That said, although buying multiple copies isn’t the only way to show how much of a wota you are, I think we’re safe to say that he’s a big one, although I can’t spot a single poster in his room…
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