er.. are they selling the music card or giving them free with the theater version ..
because if it is free or part of the product ..then obviously it wouldn't count .. going by the same reasoning that those +DVD singles does not count on the DVD charts..
anyway .. I have been trying to find out if Music card are counted for ages ...
I initially though they are not counted but I found out that they actually are and Oricon would stop counting them with effect this April..
Music card.. I think only Avex got them..
You get the card and the code on it will allow you to download it on a site..
It is not consider a digital release because the idea is like a CD..
You need a physical product in order to get the song..
Where as digital download.. you do not need a physical product..
Music card themselves have the artist picture printed on it and serve as collectible too.
I think even though Music Card fulfill all the criteria for Oricon to count them..
Oricon don't count them..
It is a Avex product idea.. it is in many of Avex artist product ..
It is not an SKE48 management decision .. and NMB48 can't do it because their record label do not have this kind of product ..
I could not find the detail of this single ..
but usually Music card are 500yen to CD single of 1000yen ..
basically you got to buy 2 Music Card for the same benefit as 1 CD ..
which means it would double the sales count ..
In the past .. I dunno about now ..
SKE48 would have like all member version which is like 70 different version ..
and it is sold random .. meaning its like photo .. buy like crazy and hope for luck ..
It may not be counted from April 2015 onwards but they seem to be introducing a kind of single call the one-coin single ..which i think is a CD with just 1 song which is priced at 500yen .. so there is no point being relieve that music card wouldn't count as the one-coin is here ..lol
Anyway.. SKE48 sales has been falling even with these ..
I honestly think it is very obvious SKE48 would be beaten ..
But it is just something to get the SKE48 fans fighting again ..
NMB48 sales should be pretty much the same but SKE48 has to up it sales by a lot just to catch up ..