AKB48's 32nd single "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" (released on August 21st) sold 1,330,000 copies during the first week, and topped Oricon's weekly ranking.
This is the 13th consecutive million-selling singles (14th single in total) for the group, and now they have tied the record with B'z.
[TOP3 artists for the number of consecutive million selling singles]
1. 13 consecutive singles : AKB48
1. 13 consecutive singles : B'z
3. 8 consecutive singles : Mr.Children
This single's first week sales 1,330,000 copies is the 5th best number after "Sayonara Crawl" (first week sales:1,763,000 copies), "Manatsu no Sounds good!" (first week sales:1,617,000 copies), "Flying Get" (first week sales: 1,354,000 copies), and "Everyday, Kachuusha" (first week sales: 1,334,000 copies).
"Koisuru Fortune Cookie" is also their 19th consecutive chart topping single. With this single, they have renewed their own records for a female group, 'number of consecutive chart topping singles' and 'total number of chart topping singles'.
AKB48's total number of copies sold for their singles is now 23,378,000 copies, and it's the best record for a female artist.
this is fun, if the streak will continue until the next spring single they will snatch the title of most consecutive million single of all time