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Old 15th April 2021, 12:26 PM
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1st week digital sales:

#9 - 446

https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7301665097

I doubt that lots of promotion would have changed much about the sales.
Digital might have been a bit higher, but in general there are a combination of factors making something or someone popular atm, tie-ins and social media being the forefront.
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Old 15th April 2021, 04:54 PM
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got my copie today <3
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Old 16th April 2021, 08:37 AM
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I’m not sure it’s only ayu though.

I’m hearing around that recently Avex is in a pinch and it has money problems.
Rather than physical CDs, at least with ayu they try to get money from lives (which became a problem because of corona) and selling goods (and I suppose online stuff). That’s why I also think ayu concentrated on touring rather than making new music these past couple of years.

I’m not sure about other avex acts though, avex is nowhere and nowhere in the leading acts label nowadays unfortunately.
Other avex acts are all releasing best too, Avex need the money
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Other avex acts are all releasing best too, Avex need the money
Well tough luck they ain't gonna be earning much this way...
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Well tough luck they ain't gonna be earning much this way...

there is also money coming from streams and youtube.
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anyone already received the TA version of AB2?
can share some pic on how it look like (esp back cover)?
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Having difficult searching thru the pages- did ayu re-record the songs on a ballads 2? I am still deciding if I should grab a copy
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Having difficult searching thru the pages- did ayu re-record the songs on a ballads 2?
No. They was not rerecorded or rearranged
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so japanese album sales decreased too, they need to start counting streaming for their album chart asap
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anyone already received the TA version of AB2?
can share some pic on how it look like (esp back cover)?
Yesterday i received my Copy 😍😍
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so japanese album sales decreased too, they need to start counting streaming for their album chart asap
Yeah, it would be really interesting if they did that. I'm glad Oricon now counts digital sales (it took them long enough), but not a lot of people buy music digitally nowadays since streaming services are so popular and convenient.
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I received my copy from CDJapan today Surprised it arrived on a Sunday! I used DHL.

I'm impressed with the size of it lol I love it so much
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for people who purchased the + 2 Blu-Ray version...how is the visual quality of the music video and lives? is it just a lazy upscaling or a true blu-ray HD?
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for people who purchased the + 2 Blu-Ray version...how is the visual quality of the music video and lives? is it just a lazy upscaling or a true blu-ray HD?
I've downloaded the blu-ray rips from JPopsuki and it's a mix of everything. The older clips and live performances are just the upscales we already seen on her channel, but what bothered me the most were Kouhaku performances. They hadn't image rights from the crowd, so the blurred all the people faces during Virgin Road live, destroying all the immersion. It was painful to watch.
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I've downloaded the blu-ray rips from JPopsuki and it's a mix of everything. The older clips and live performances are just the upscales we already seen on her channel, but what bothered me the most were Kouhaku performances. They hadn't image rights from the crowd, so the blurred all the people faces during Virgin Road live, destroying all the immersion. It was painful to watch.
ommg!!! That's so annoying lol

I still have to get a blu-ray player so I haven't watched any of this yet
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I've downloaded the blu-ray rips from JPopsuki and it's a mix of everything. The older clips and live performances are just the upscales we already seen on her channel, but what bothered me the most were Kouhaku performances. They hadn't image rights from the crowd, so the blurred all the people faces during Virgin Road live, destroying all the immersion. It was painful to watch.
Really good point. I really, really disliked it.

If I was consider about buying it physically, Avex should've let us know if they were going to blur Kouhaku audience faces in advance. As is, that's a no-no for me.
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You know what... How beautiful you are wasn't packed with other clip in PV box and wasn't released on bluray before. It's the first time we officially received it in HD
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They hadn't image rights from the crowd, so the blurred all the people faces during Virgin Road live, destroying all the immersion. It was painful to watch.
Oh, come on Avex. This is embarrassing.
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