Tohoshinki’s 4th Japanese album, “The Secret Code” was released in Japan today. The album placed second on the Oricon Daily Album Chart despite the heavy competition. Mega popular J-POP artist Ayumi Hamasaki was first on the chart selling 99,200 units on her first day. TVXQ placed second by moving 82,291 units. Another popular J-POP artist, Koda Kumi also released 2 albums today (best of compilation and driving album), but unfortunately for her she achieved only 5th and 6th place.
This is good news for TVXQ, their previous Japanese album “T” which was fairly popular achieved 52,273 sales in it’s first week. Comparatively, “The Secret Code” surpassed that mark in a day. Also, BoA’s Album which was released last week sold 81,627 units for the week. Namie Auro also released a new single last week and sold 75,456 units for the week. TVXQ should be well on their way to over 100,000 sales for the week and hopefully be in the Top 3 for the Oricon Weekly Sales Chart. Congratulations!!