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3:37 pm - 12/20/2012

Oricon reveals “Artist Total Sales Revenue” ranking for 2012


With 2012 coming to an end Oricon has released their yearly ranking for “Artist Total Sales Revenue“. This ranking is based on the gross total sales of CDs (both singles and albums), DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.

Check out the top 5 below!


01 – AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD)

02 – EXILE # 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. $144,380,253 USD)

03 – Arashi # 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. $123,950,987 USD)

04 – Mr.Children # 9,947,000,000 Yen (approx. $117,939,589 USD)

05 – Kanjani8 # 4,916,000,000 Yen (approx. $58,288,028 USD)


Source: Oricon via tokyohive
littleplastikme 20th-Dec-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
01 – AKB48 # 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. $226,441,166 USD)

brazenflight 20th-Dec-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
ih8je 20th-Dec-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)

nothing pleases me more than seeing the AKB48 girls ON TOP of Arashi..

martinrosem 20th-Dec-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
But please not all at once, Arashi'd die! :)
dramaticsurgeon 20th-Dec-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Perfect comment. XD
inay91 21st-Dec-2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Haha~ I love your comment. Don't take serious this kind of comment.Like!!!!
ih8je 21st-Dec-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
with that kind of sales, wonder they're not getting any bonus money from the old creeper..

Edited at 2012-12-21 12:20 am (UTC)
meoinkie2 21st-Dec-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
OT but i was actually very surprised to see Razor Ramon HG guesting on an Arashi show just recently xD
still as hard gay as ever :D
meoinkie2 21st-Dec-2012 12:45 am (UTC)
LOL, i was wondering for minutes what this meant at first xD
inay91 21st-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Same with me~ This really made me laugh.
asweetsymphony 21st-Dec-2012 06:25 am (UTC)
moondust33 20th-Dec-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Omg AKB48 sales keep increasing every year o.o Although congrats to them, I'm little disappointed at Arashi's sales ;-; IT's still quite high but is it just me our their sale numbers are ever so slowly dropping??
Ganbatte Arashi~! ^^
liime_arix 21st-Dec-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
I think it's only because the released three singles this year instead of five like last year. Sales-wise, Arashi is very consistent =3
moondust33 21st-Dec-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Oooo I see ^^ I didn't think about the number of singles they released. Come to think about AKB48 had 1546543 singles (like usual I guess)
Arashi works so hard ~
hina 21st-Dec-2012 12:33 am (UTC)
AKB had 5 singles, same as Arashi last year.
moondust33 21st-Dec-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Really, only five?? It seemed more than that. I guess cause they released pvs for most of their songs it just seemed like a LOT more singles lol ^^
inay91 21st-Dec-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
No. This year Arashi only release 3 singles: wild at heart, face down and your eyes.
While for last year, 2011, Arashi only release 2 singles: lotus and meikyuu love song
liime_arix 21st-Dec-2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Opps, I grouped some of their singles like Dear Snow in with Lotus and Meikyuu Love Song
usagi2107 21st-Dec-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Because last year, Arashi released 2 DVDs (BnMF Stadium DVD and Dome DVD), while this year they only released BW DVD.

Edited at 2012-12-21 01:09 am (UTC)
inay91 21st-Dec-2012 01:18 am (UTC)
I think it's not dropping. I think Arashi's sales are very stable. This year they only release 3 singles, 1 DVD and 1 album. Besides, they release their album quite late this year compared to before.

AKB48 has been doing good and I'm happy for them~~! This year all their 5 singles reach million. Their album reach million 2. I think they release 2 DVDs and in Bluray form, which I think more expensive.

Exile is awesome 2 this year~! They release 2 singles, 2 albums and 1 or 2 DVD, I'm not sure. Their another album has just been released recently.

I'm so happy with this year ranking as it has more variety. I'm glad with Mr. Children come back too~
love323able 21st-Dec-2012 02:28 am (UTC)
akb had
-5 singles
-studio album that reached a million unlike last year which barely made 900k

arashi had
-3 singles
-1 DVD

last year it was
-2 singles

they sold alot of DVDs which is where most of the money came from, same with AKB tho they have I THINK around 5 box dvds which are EXPENSIVE\

so it's not really a surprise^^
martinrosem 20th-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to all, particularly K8 for this year!

Mayuyu is so cute with that hair!:)
taylorniw 21st-Dec-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I'd be more interested in seeing the actual profit once everything is paid for, but I suppose companies wouldn't release that.
meoinkie2 21st-Dec-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
their companies are prob grinning their asses off seeing those numbers
now how much actually goes to their talents' pockets i wonder
reddiereds 21st-Dec-2012 02:23 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!!!! GO! GO!! EITO!!!
claire0814 21st-Dec-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
i wonder what was arashi's total cd sales with uraarashi....
love323able 21st-Dec-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
i wonder that too!!
it's expensive to so i wonder how many ppl actually bought it
eah_shah 21st-Dec-2012 03:19 am (UTC)

Yayyy! Eitooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<33333333333333333
ashiya90 21st-Dec-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
LOL Ohkura :)
anduril_narsil 21st-Dec-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
ya'all can keep your idols.

Personally, I want to swim in Sakurai-san's royalty.
citrine047 21st-Dec-2012 08:18 am (UTC)
kyun_spark 21st-Dec-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
Eito make it to the top 5.. T^T
Tho the number are nothing compared to the others, but yea Eito!!
captxfizz 21st-Dec-2012 06:39 am (UTC)
Holy shit, putting AKB and Arashi aside, I am so fucking proud of Eito this year :O
csaca 21st-Dec-2012 07:07 am (UTC)
I have no idea how to read those numbers. Not even on my native language x'D
whited_79 21st-Dec-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
so many zeros lol! for example Arashi, you can read like 10.454 billion yen or 124 million USD...:)
whited_79 21st-Dec-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
05 – Kanjani8 # 4,916,000,000 Yen (approx. $58,288,028 USD)


Congrats! They have come a long way. :)
michannosekai 21st-Dec-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
"05 – Kanjani8 # 4,916,000,000 Yen (approx. $58,288,028 USD)"

Hina must be very happy. Moneeeeeeyyyyyy!
eah_shah 21st-Dec-2012 10:38 am (UTC)
michannosekai 21st-Dec-2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Bless your profile picture!! XD
inachan89 21st-Dec-2012 10:09 am (UTC)
So much money,gimme some!!XDD
kerplunk 21st-Dec-2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Slayxile <3, i think it's great they managed to do this well with a few releases (in comparison to how they usauly release) congrats to everyone on the list.

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