Japanese idol group AKB48 released their 31st single "Sayonara Crawl" on May 22nd. It sold 1,450,881 copies on it's first day of release. After four days the single has sold a total of 1,647,232 copies with 2.3 million copies shipped out to stores.
"Sayonara Crawl" is AKB48's 11th consecutive single to sell 1 million copies in it's first week and their 4th single to sell over 1 million copies on it's first day of release. AKB48's previous best for first day single sales was last year's "Manatsu no Sounds Good" which sold 1,170,554 copies on it's first day and 1,616,795 copies in it's first week.