On weekly Oricon album chart August 20.-26. Buono! with their mini-album “SHERBET” reached to the 14th place. First week sales were 6472 units. I think that’s not very much and I believe that Buono! has actually more fans is the western world than the number which this mini-album has sold in Japan.
Buono!s previous mini-album “Partenza” (2011) wasn’t a best seller either. Only 5050 units were sold during it’s release week.
I’m quite sure that the low sales volumes in this case are a result of lousy promotion. Sure Up-Front has been busy with promoting Berries in Thailand and such but would be nice if even Buono!s releases could have more attention & promotional effort from Up-Front.
Here are “SHERBET” rankings on Oricon daily chart: