On May 26th AKB48 will be releasing their 16th single “Ponytail to Shu Shu (*Shu Shu=Scrunchie)” and the first press edition will be available for 500,000 copies, which is a phenomenal number for the current “CD recession”. All the while the member’s popularity ranking is still going on until May 25th 0 o’clock the day before the release.
The voting count, which will be published on June 9th is very likely to boost the sales even more. With the titles song, and another three songs, the whole CD comes up to a total of six songs, while the cover pictures show the group members in swimming suits during their photo shooting in Guam. The first press edition also includes a voting card for the “AKB48 17th Single Election.”
Also, according to TOWER RECORDS pre-orders have already exceeded 10,000 copies of the new release and it one should certainly keep an eye on the girls and to the point they will be able to sell!