A Japanese company group engaged in music information services including album and album charts ie ORICON has released 'Oricon Ranking in the Early Half 2018 [オ リ コ ン 2018 年 上 半 期 ラ ン キ ン グ]'.
Categorized As "Sales / Sales by Artist", idol group Nogizaka46, which entered its seventh year since their debut in 2011 and for the first time ranked the first with sales music [Blu, or an increase of 24.3 Billion Yen from last year's period.
Meanwhile, AKB48 is ranked 3rd with sales of soft music [Single, Album, Music DVD & Blu-ray] of 47.5 Billion Yen.
Oricon Rankings in the Early Quarters of 2018 "Sales by Artist"
[Period: December 25, 2017 ~ June 18, 2018]