NetEase Entertainment reported on the 7th of April 2010 that the results of the survey by HMV Japan about the fans’ purchasing desires have been released. Tohoshinki dominated the list; Ayumi Hamasaki, leader of pop, was crowned number one among the female artists.
This time around, HMV Japan chose 4000 user accounts from their official website to take the survey; 50% belongs in the age group of 10-19. According to the evaluator, this age group has a very strong purchasing power.
Tohoshinki triumphs over the popular groups Arashi and KAT-TUN of Johnny & Associates, based on the statistical results by the customer management system of the fans’ buying trends. Ayumi Hamasaki is ranked number 8 in the list of top female artists.
It is understood that Arashi’s latest album has achieved an outstanding number for the weekly sales, but on the other hand, Tohoshinki’s singles sales are long-lasting. As for the leader of pop Ayumi Hamasaki, she’s still standing strong with excellent sales, far more than any other female artist.
This survey closed at the end of last month. According to an insider of the music industry, the buying passion of Tohoshinki’s fans might continue to rise due to the start of the members’ solo activities.
HMV Public CD Sales Survey Result:
#1 TOHOSHINKI (東方神起)
#2 Morning Musume
#5 ° C-ute
#7 Berryz Kobo
#8 Ayumi Hamasaki