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Hatsune Miku Album CD Wins the Top in the Weekly Ranking

by dtshyk
May 24, 2010 4:45 PM | 31 Comments
According to Oricon news, VOCALOID Hatsune Miku's album "EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalogenesis feat. Hatsune Miku" has won the top in the weekly album CD sales ranking for May 17th - May 23rd. It's for the first time that a VOCALOID CD is ranked first in the weekly CD sales ranking. The album also includes the songs of other VOCALOIDs such as Kagamine Rin, Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito. The cover illustration was drawn by Miwa Shirow.
Note that the sales of the CD, 23,000 copies, are the smallest number in Oricon's history among all the top sellers of the weekly CD rankings, reflecting the shrinkage of the CD market in Japan.

Source: Oricon

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ukonkivi said:
Seriously though, I'm always surprised when I read oricon charts threads claiming anime otaku-esque things do so well and topping the likes of Pop Divas like Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi. Furthermore, I don't think I understand the very concept very well at all. Seems like every Oricon chart I read is radically different. Is this within like an animation category or what?

The reason that the charts look that way to you is because Japanese CD sales really do fluctuate wildly. Like infinite_zero said, this week was a slow week with no heavy hitters. In fact, almost any week in which an anime CD is in the top 5 is a slow week.

Chart positions are subjective, whereas sales numbers are objective. First place with 23,000 CDs sold only means they were extremely lucky in choosing their release date. If some record company or talent agency (e.g., Johnny's) decided to release a major album, this week's album charts would have looked something like:

1st. Some Boy Band (300,000)
2nd. Vocaloid album (23,000)

Unless they start selling several hundred thousand copies in their debut week, anime and Vocaloid CDs aren't topping any real stars.

May 26, 2010 11:05 AM by Nnnexus

Rin<3 and I agree. The CD is actually pretty amazinggg~ :3

May 25, 2010 10:11 PM by AyaneruIsMyWaifu

great cd, it was better than i thought it was gonna be

May 25, 2010 9:10 PM by augustphantom

Sobzob said:
DECO*27's album deserves this.

May 25, 2010 10:45 AM by Eiko

Miku got too many albums,
and yet, this is the first one to get number one??????????

May 25, 2010 9:19 AM by Wolfnagi

who cares

May 25, 2010 6:45 AM by Mr_Gutts

DECO*27's album deserves this.

May 25, 2010 4:35 AM by Sobzob

dtshyk said:

Note that the sales of the CD, 23,000 copies, are the smallest number in Oricon's history among all the top sellers of the weekly CD rankings, reflecting the shrinkage of the CD market in Japan./quote]

Not really, on a good week with major artists releasing, you can still get QUITE a lot of sales. It was just a quiet week (like how Phantom Minds, or was it Silent bible topped weekly singles? As there wasnt johnnies like Arashi or whatever).

May 25, 2010 2:33 AM by BasakaNZ

I have it, but don't know.
Not every track is good with vocaloids vocals.

May 25, 2010 1:14 AM by GREW

SatoriTokku said:
VampShadow said:
Miku <3

May 25, 2010 12:29 AM by THeMooN

More important, who are the producers behind the songs?

May 24, 2010 11:23 PM by ladyxzeus

I'm so very proud!! I knew the Vocaloid fan-base was big, bit this just takes the cake!!
At the least, I'm very proud of the gang!:'3

May 24, 2010 11:08 PM by Fishcaek-Chan

AlexSadist-sama said:
I'd listen to the songs someday.. I think.

Me too. Haven't really known Hatsune Miku that much tbh.

May 24, 2010 10:00 PM by Darkness44

ukonkivi said:
Anime, not actually popular in Japan. Everyone in Japan except like %1 of the population hate anime, it's only foreigners who think otherwise.

I don't think it's obvious enough yet.

Want me to make you a sign sayng "I AM A TROLL AND I THINK I'M WITTY!"?

May 24, 2010 9:26 PM by kkslider5552000

Hatsune's Voiceb is a little too high pitched.

May 24, 2010 9:03 PM by despairdisease

how did I not know about this??

May 24, 2010 9:01 PM by BRS_CHIYO

I'd listen to the songs someday.. I think.

May 24, 2010 8:55 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Most of the songs were meh. I've listened to better music from exit tunes.

imo vocalostar was a better album.

May 24, 2010 8:52 PM by Hakua

I started listening to these songs~
They are mostly Pop/Techno, very upbeat in my opinion.
But I like it because they reming of Touhou songs, especially "charActer"

I still like supercell more~

May 24, 2010 8:04 PM by AzureHakua

You've made a believer out of me kimatg, you sly fox.

May 24, 2010 6:32 PM by ukonkivi