Tohoshinki’s (DBSK / TVXQ) new greatest hits album, Best Selection 2010, has rocketed to the #1 spot on the Oricon DAILY Album chart in Japan.
The first day sales were astonishing with over 228,000 albums sold. WIth these figures, Tohoshinki becomes the first non-Japanese artist to enter the Top 10 list of highest selling first day album sales in Japan. At #6, this puts them in the company of established Japanese artists like Exile and Mr. Children.
There were also reports of very long lines in various retail stores around Japan full of fans waiting to get their hands on the album.
Max Matsuura, the president of AVEX (Japan), writes in his blog today, “Moreover, one thing that really caught my attention is that a lot of female fans were lining up in front of CD shops at noon, but it changed drastically at night, as a lot of male customers were having trial listening of Tohoshinki’s best album.”
Retailers around Japan have requested over 650,000 copies of the album to have in stock based on fan demands, according to Matsuura.