( AKB48, NYC, GLAY, Yuzu, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Hirano Aya, YU-A...Collapse )
The NINKI ratings are the results of a POLL conducted by Oricon indicating degree of interest/degree of purchase intention in an upcoming release. Although the ratings are never a true reflection of sales, it does give a strong prediction about where the single/album will place in terms of popularity amongst the Japanese public. However, they are NOT an indication of how it will perform in terms of chart positioning and total sales for the week.
According to Oricon's note under the NINKI page, Oricon researches about 870,000 of its members by random sampling of 400 members in their 10s until 40s. 50 men and 50 women are chosen randomly to participate in each age group. (However, some popular artists have had NINKI exceeding 500, so we can only assume that Oricon has extended the polling to around 600/700 people now.)
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LOL I can see Mr.Children dominating the top 2 spots again in their 3rd week! XD
As for singles, there's no doubt AKB will top, question is, how much? And besides them, that's quite a tight race in the singles chart for 2~10. Looks exciting! Of course rooting for GLAY, Yuzu, Kana, BUCK-TICK, The Cro-magnons and YU-A. :)
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