Confession of a Wandering Soul

Arashi sets new record for topping DVD sales for three consecutive weeks

Posted by diopatra on April 15, 2009


Arashi sets a new DVD record!
Topping comprehensive sales for three consecutive weeks is a historical first

First released on the 25th of last month, Arashi’s concert DVD “ARASHI AROUND ASIA 2008 in TOKYO” (J-Storm) recorded the highest first week sales of the year 2009 on April 6th. With another 26,000 copies sold this week, following last week’s sales, Arashi also takes first place in comprehensive DVD sales rankings for the week of April 20th. And now, they have set yet another record for topping the comprehensive sales category for three consecutive weeks. Setting the same record for both music and comprehensive sales categories is a first ever in the ten years since DVD sales rankings started in April of 1999.

Up until now, those who have topped the DVD rankings for the music category for three weeks were B’z, Otsuka Ai, Mr. Children and Koda Kumi; in terms of comprehensive sales, Mr. Children, Utada Hikaru and Hamasaki Ayumi have each achieved first place for two consecutive weeks at the most. In addition, their accumulative sales has surpassed EXILE’s “EXILE LIVE TOUR ‘EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008′” sales of 280,000 copies with 296,000 copies to top all releases for the year of 2009.

Following that in 2nd place is the 6th DVD of the popular band ELLEGARDEN who had gone on hiatus last September, “2008.09.07 STUDIO COAST” (Dynamord), which ranked in with a sale of 26,000 copies.

translations credits to ames_909


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