As most of you Hyphens should know by now, KAT-TUN
came in on the #1 spot for ULTIMATE WHEELS
today! It's their first #1 spot for year 2011's singles chart and since UW is an awesome song, I think most of us should be really happy for them. But then as we all realised...the first day sales were only 75k+ sales, a figure that shockingly hasn't even past the 100k mark.
So here's just a quick analysis of why that's so because surely our boys deserve something a little higher than that.
Initially I was a little bit shocked over the sales. I mean, really, UW is such a good song. But then Hyphens, look over to the album sales & DVD sales for this week.
Oricon charts (Album
Oricon charts (DVD total
Oricon charts (DVD music
KAT-TUN is up against fellow JE member Yamapi
! His album sold 101,792 & topped the Oricon album charts. Also, let's not forget that for the 31st Jan single rankings, Yamapi's "Hadakanbo" single topped that and also, he's having an ongoing Asian tour recently so that all contributed to his fame. But that's not all. Scoot over to the total DVD sales for the week and our KT boys also have Arashi
up against them with their Scene Tour DVD. Arashi also topped the DVD Music charts for the week and it's pretty obvious they are tough competition for KAT-TUN.
(To see how much Arashi's live DVD sold in the first week, click HERE
. I swear, Arashi fans are crazy stuff.)
I think this is highly the reason why KAT-TUN's first day sales for CW hasn't been the best that we've seen so far. It's a great song, the PV idea is cool and our boys gave amazing perfs on Music Station & Music Japan for it but going up against both Arashi and Yamapi is a really tough. For our boys to have scored #1 on the charts, I think we should all be super proud of them already, instead of feeling slightly disappointed over the sales. If it's counted as a consolation, KAT-TUN has also came in top in the Oricon ranking this week for the single that "most people look forward to". (Link over HERE
.) Obviously, the more points the better and our boys have came in #1 with 220.10 pts, beating even the popular songstress Koda Kumi & the AKB48 sub-unit Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
So guys, perk up a little! KAT-TUN is still awesome aye. <3