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11:22 pm - 01/30/2013

Soundscan : 2012 Yearly CDs sales ranking is out !!

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SoundScan Japan ,has recently revealed the report for music sales in 2012 .This ranking is base on the each version sales for CDs (both Singles & Albums) .
SoundScan doesn't count the sale number for own label stores such as Avex shop (Mumo) and AKB48 's Chara-ani since 48 groups and Avex artists are not selling much in this ranking

According to SoundScan ,top total artist sales in 2012 is popular rock band Mr.Children who sold over 8.8 billion Yen .They also dominated Top 3 the highest selling album .Moreover , all their 5 albums were in top20. Besides ,popular idol group AKB48 ,who ranked No.1 for last year, ranked No.2 in this year .They topped the most selling single as well.


Period : Jan 2nd - Dec 30th 2012

TOP 20 Single chart for 2012 by SoundScan

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#1     391,450     AKB48 - Manatsu no sounds good !   ( Regular edition /Type A -CD+DVD)
#2     382,551     Arashi - Wild at heart   (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#3     381,705     Arashi - Face Down   (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#4     353,807     Arashi - Your Eyes   (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#5     275,928     Mr.Children - Inori~Namida no Kidou /End of the day /pieces
#6     236,914     Arashi - Wild at heart
#7     235,388     AKB48 - Manatsu no sounds good !   (Regular edition/ Type B -CD+DVD)
#8     215,931     AKB48 - Give me five   (Regular edition/ Type A -CD+DVD)
#9     196,239     Arashi - Face Down
10     182,073     AKB48 -Gingham Check   ( Limited Edition type A/CD+DVD)
11     176,488     AKB48 -Gingham Check   (Limited edition /Type B -CD+DVD)
12     171,450     Kanjani 8 -Ai deshita   (Limited Edition CD+DVD)
13     171,126     B'z -GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku- (Limited edition CD+DVD)
14     170,170     AKB48 - Manatsu no sounds good !   (Limited edition /Type A -CD+DVD)
15     168,698     AKB48 - Manatsu no sounds good !   (Limited edition /Type B -CD+DVD)
16     153,124     Kanjani 8 - Ai deshita
17     152,389     AKB48 -Give me five   ( Limited Edition type A/CD+DVD)
18     152,191     AKB48 -Give me five   (Limited edition /Type B -CD+DVD)
19     151,068     AKB48 - Give me five   (Regular edition/ Type B -CD+DVD)
20     146,061     Eight Ranger - ER   (CD+DVD/ Limited edition A )

Note :
-AKB48
's theatre edition don't be included in SoundScan so there 's the major difference in AKB48 numbers between Oricon and SoundScan.
- Mr.Children released Single only 1 edition .


TOP 20 Album chart for 2012 by SoundScan

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#1     894,778   Mr.Children - Mr.Children 2005-2010 <macro>  (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#2     893,110   Mr.Children Mr.Children 2001-2005 <micro> (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#3     731,493   Mr.Children -[(an imitation) blood orange]  (Limited edition CD+DVD)
#4     584,541   Arashi - Popcorn   (First press edition)
#5     551,234   Kuwata Keisuke - I Love you -now & forever - (Limited edition)
#6     465,401   AKB48 - 1830m   (2CD+DVD)
#7     452,859   Yamashita Tatsuro - OPUS ~ALL TIME BEST 1975-2012   (Limited Edition)
#8     422,080   Amuro Namie -Uncontrolled (Jacket A) (CD+DVD)
#9     410,720   Matsutoya Yumi - Nihon no Koi to, Yuming to .The Best of Yumi Matsutoya 40th Anniversary (3CD +DVD)(Limited edition)
10     346,251   Yuzu -YOU 2006-2011
11     329,054   Kobukuro - ALL SINGLE BEST2 (2CD+DVD)(Limited edition)
12     302,365   Mr.Children - Mr.Children 2005-2010 <macro>
13     292,226   Ikimono gakari nbsp;(Limited edition )
14     291,576   Che'nelle -Believe (Limited edition)
15     290,554   Arashi - Popcorn
16     252,583   EXILE -EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE/SOUL SIDE - (2CD +3DVD) (Limited edition)
17     235,944   Mr.Children Mr.Children 2001-2005 <micro>
18     219,912   BENI -COVERS
19     216,886   Kobukuro - ALL SINGLE BEST2
20     210,934   L'arc en ciel -BUTTERFLY (Limited edition CD+DVD)

Note :
-Mr.Children ' "(an Imitation) blood orange " sell just one edition right now
Exactly ,last year Misuchiru sold albums both limited & regular edition for the same price and same covers .They released limited edition firstly and regular edition then.


Artist total sales revenue by SoundScan


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( ) is the previous year ranking
*Million Yen

#1   8,842     Mr.Children ( - )
#2   6,363     AKB48 (1)
#3   4,989     Arashi (2)
#4   3,092     EXILE (3)
#5   2,667     Kanjani8 (7)
#6   2,429     Kuwata Keisuke (12)
#7   2,312     Matsutoya Yumi (-)
#8   2,191     EXILE/EXILE ATSUSHI (8)
#9   2,180     Kobukuro (-)
10   2,001     Ikimono gakari (-)
11   1,999     Amuro Namie (-)
12   1,982     Yamashita Tatsuro (-)
13   1,894     Kis-My-Ft2 (-)
14   1,743     SKE48 (-)
15   1,668     Shouji Jidai (5)
16   1,658     JUJU (16)
17   1,631     KARA (4)
18   1,552     SMAP (15)
19   1,439     Hamasaki Ayumi (-)
20   1,346     Nishino Kana (14)

Source : SoundScan

Single chart have actually dominated by Idol .It has only 2 artists in TOP20 ,lol
Anyway, Misuchiru is very strong with 1 edition XD
partiallyhydro 30th-Jan-2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
lol the single chart is pretty much AKB48, Arashi, and Kanjani8
nozo_rin 30th-Jan-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Multiple editions really do help raise sales.
neitaro 31st-Jan-2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Although they're not #1, I'm so proud of Kanjani8 ♥
love323able 31st-Jan-2013 02:48 am (UTC)
That's cool Arashi singles are mostly divided by,300k and 200k
Mr.children are very impressive
aksara05 31st-Jan-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
I always know the reason for the 48s group to sell well because of the multiple release. Why won't Oricon counted them separately anymore? They used to count 8cm and 12cm singles as separate release.

Looking by the sales, AKB48 sales are not that impressive at all. They still have huge sales but individual CD's sales are far from impressive.
sakana93 31st-Jan-2013 07:22 am (UTC)
Lol Misuchiru slays
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