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Old 8th April 2021, 02:36 PM
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Old 8th April 2021, 02:43 PM
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Ok she’s top on 7 April but 6k copies.. that’s low
https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/d/2021-04-07/
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Old 8th April 2021, 02:49 PM
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I’m not surprised. She seems to have no appetite to promote right now. And who can blame her when she’s been working like a pig for 20 of the 23 years.
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Old 8th April 2021, 02:54 PM
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She's number 3 on Billboard Japan with 7594 for the period of 4/5 - 4/7.

http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/98804/2

But the album supposedly went on sale on 4/8 midnight and the day isn't over in Japan, so how can they have already the numbers?
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Old 8th April 2021, 02:59 PM
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^ early release or they counted the pre orders
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Well, I wasn’t even expecting some big numbers in sales. Even A BALLADS, at a time when she was at her peak, had not sold more than a million. I hope that she will at least sell 50k. I’m kind of sad when I look at these low numbers from someone who used to sell millions.
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CDJAPAN shipped my order today, can't wait to have it !
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Old 8th April 2021, 07:25 PM
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These are most likely sales from the stores that started selling the album early (i.e. flying get). It seems like most stores didn't put it on sale early (at least according to some people from this thread), so we'll probably see higher numbers tomorrow
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Don't think we are going to see better sales, If I'm not wrong, if Japanese fans buy the album from TA they don't count on oricon.
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Old 8th April 2021, 07:45 PM
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^They do.
I don’t think the sales are bad at all. Of course they’re not high, but no promotion + barely new content doesn’t make this release really interesting in the first place... Not to mention physical sales are low nowadays. I think they are aware of it, since first press is sold out at some places already, meaning they kept that in mind for the production. I think it will reach 15-20k at most which is a pretty decent amount. But having a number one on Oricon again is great.

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listening to the album right now and I think my opinion about the remastering stands: good, but could've been better.

forgiveness, though .........is still pathetic

I mean, sure, the remaster is leagues better than the original mix (especially the awful white noise during the intro), but it doesn't sound better than the A COMPLETE version.
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Old 8th April 2021, 08:29 PM
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She's number 3 on Billboard Japan with 7594 for the period of 4/5 - 4/7.

http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/98804/2

But the album supposedly went on sale on 4/8 midnight and the day isn't over in Japan, so how can they have already the numbers?
Maybe they are the pre-orders?
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Ok she’s top on 7 April but 6k copies.. that’s low
https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/d/2021-04-07/
Just for comparison, first days sales/position of:

M(A)DE IN JAPAN: 19,898 / #2
TROUBLE: 18,360 / #2

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Old 9th April 2021, 01:54 AM
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Low first day of sales and her team released it on thursday, so 1 day less of counting. Anyway, there's no promotion at all, a top 5 will be great.
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Old 9th April 2021, 04:15 AM
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I don't understand why Avex isn't giving this album a decent amount of promotion. It still means something for an artist like Ayu to release a compilation album, and Avex should be able to gain more profit from this project than any other regular project that Ayu is going to release (such as another Mini album like trouble). It just seems to me that Avex is wasting a good chance for no reason.
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Old 9th April 2021, 09:18 AM
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Just for comparison, first days sales/position of:

M(A)DE IN JAPAN: 19,898 / #2
TROUBLE: 18,360 / #2
The top album for 7/4/2021 (normal Wednesday release) was 24k. If ayu released on a wed, she would not get first so I guess we should be happy that she is getting one more number 1.

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Old 9th April 2021, 09:46 AM
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I don't understand why Avex isn't giving this album a decent amount of promotion. It still means something for an artist like Ayu to release a compilation album, and Avex should be able to gain more profit from this project than any other regular project that Ayu is going to release (such as another Mini album like trouble). It just seems to me that Avex is wasting a good chance for no reason.
Maybe because they expect only the fans to buy it
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