AKB48 is definitely the buzz word for the Japanese music industry having sold so many millions of singles. Today, they released their 26th single “Manatsu no Sounds Good! (真夏のSounds Good!)” and Sponichi reports that it has become another phenomenon hit with over 2 million copies being shipped on the first day of debut!! This impressive record has surpassed their first day million copies record set by their earlier singles “Kaze wa Fuiteiru” and “Flying Get“.
The reason why this single is so hot? The single contains voting tickets for the upcoming senbatsu elections and fans are chomping up as many copies as they can afford to vote for their favorite idol members.