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Monday, 28 May 2018 01:17

AKB48 Election Guide Book Sales Drop 36 Percent

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Japanese idol group AKB48 released their General Election Guide Book 2018 on 16 May 2018, the guide book sold 28,245 copies in first week and rank no. 1 on ORICON's Weekly Book Chart.

The sales were down 36 percent this year compared to 2017, and dropped to lowest point. Based on sales data, AKB48 General Election Official Guide Book 2012 is the best selling volume among AKB48 General Election Official Guide Book series. 

Reference: ORICON NEWS

Previous sales history  

2010: 47,384 copies
2011: 75,215 copies
2012: 82,722 copies
2013: 53,590 copies
2014: 45,429 copies
2015: 49,613 copies
2016: 46,187 copies
2017: 44,000 copies
2018: 28,245 copies

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  • Comment Link Joe Monday, 28 May 2018 04:31 posted by Joe

    Really not much competition at the top but still that is a huge drop. Might not be fair to count it before the end of voting or even after the event or are those number from the same time frame?

  • Comment Link Tiffany Monday, 28 May 2018 04:43 posted by Tiffany

    Sales number exactly just like my interest on akb, after 2012 everything seems rigged n boring.

  • Comment Link ItsSIMPLE Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:44 posted by ItsSIMPLE

    Simple, AKB48 is dead. There's no competition, no motivation, no action. AKB48 is simply just an idol group with a bunch of Theater Girls

  • Comment Link Joe Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:06 posted by Joe

    Well it is true that the akb48 I fell for no longer exists I wouldn't say it is dead, just changed. It can never be the group of 2010-2012 again.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:39 posted by Tuberose

    Bc ppl would rather buy the CD lol

  • Comment Link Kon Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:18 posted by Kon

    After banking on the sucess of the original AKB48, and Kami 7. The juniors are unable to replicate the same success once the original core kami 7 graduates.

  • Comment Link EinhanderX Thursday, 31 May 2018 07:44 posted by EinhanderX

    Well, how could the juniors replicate the success if for every achievement they gain is always compared by their own "fans" to standard of the past?

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