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The Oricon Guide for Beginners

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The Oricon Guide for Beginners

For those of you who have been keeping up with KARA's Japanese promotions, you might have heard the word "Oricon" popping quite frequently. Oricon Inc is a corporation that supplies information and statistical data on the Japanese music industries, and it's well-known for its music charts.

Oricon's official website:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/index.html

Ranking:
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/

Daily rankings:

Singles -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
js/d/

Albums -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
ja/d/

DVD (total) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
dg/d/

DVD (music) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
dm/d/

DVD (movies) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
mv/d/

Weekly rankings:

Singles -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
js/

Albums -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
ja/

DVD (total) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
dg/

DVD (music) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
dg/

DVD (movies) -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
dm/

Monthly rankings:

Singles -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
js/m/

Albums -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
ja/m/

NINKI predictions:

Singles -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
ns/

Albums -
http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/
na/

Other resources:

Oricon Weekly Singles Top 50:
http://jbbs.livedoor.jp/bbs/read.cgi/music/3914/1044805431/l10

Oricon Weekly Albums Top 50:
http://jbbs.livedoor.jp/bbs/read.cgi/music/3914/1044805378/l10

Oricon Weekly Music-DVD Top 30:
http://jbbs.livedoor.jp/bbs/read.cgi/music/3914/1057507128/l50

Estimation of daily sales - The Natsu Style:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/ustan777/archives/cat_50014136.html

Regarding NINKI predictions:

The first thing you should know is that Ninki does not predict sales. The ratings, results of a poll conducted by Oricon, are merely numbers indicating the amount of interested shown in an upcoming release. The predictions is a general indication of how a release will perform on the Oricon chart in terms of position.

A typical Oricon week:

Almost all Japanese albums or singles are released Wednesdays, and there is a reason behind this. I'm going to use KARA's Mister as an example. The single was released on August 11, but it actually hit the shelves on August 10. The Oricon data released on August 11 is actually a reflection of the sales of the single from Tuesday, August 10. Likewise, the Oricon data released on Thursday, August 12, reflects Wednesday's sale. The typical Oricon week for a new release looks like this: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, then the sales from these six days are compiled into the weekly chart. For old releases (read: after first week of release), the weekly chart consists of sales from all seven days of the week. In order to achieve the highest sale possible on the weekly chart, artists will release their work on Wednesdays.

When is the Oricon chart usually updated?

The daily charts are usually updated around 7pm JST, and the weekly charts around 5pm on every Tuesday.

Regarding the weekly "add-ons" in sales:

At the end of the week, Oricon will put together the data from the daily rankings PLUS additional reported sales from retailers that only send in their data once a week. This is why there is usually a small boost in the weekly charts.

Online stores that count towards Oricon:

Amazon Japan, CDJapan, Yesasia, HMV Japan. All the links posted on Karaholic are contributors toward the Oricon charts.

Another important chart - Recochoku

It's a general website for downoading paid music, etc, to cell phones or PCs. It's a very good indicator of how popular a release is due to the Japanese people's large use of mobile phones.

Ranking index: http://recochoku.jp/recochoku_ranking/index.html

Chaku-Uta ranking: http://recochoku.jp/recochoku_ranking/index.html

Chaku-Uta full song ranking: http://recochoku.jp/recochoku_ranking/full.html

Video clip ranking: http://recochoku.jp/recochoku_ranking/videoclip.html

I'll be adding more information to this thread as time goes on.

If you see anything wrong in this thread, or have more information to add, please notify me!

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^In-in.. for albums ranking, shouldn't the link is this?--> http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/m/

Anyway, thanks for sharing.. This thread will become a big help to those who are still new here.. I'm glad Kara always achieved high ranking in the chart and I hope they will stand strong in the ranking.. Well, although I followed Kara for a quite a long time, there are still new information here that I still don't know.. :)

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Thank you so much for sharing xichigo! Now, i can always updating kara on oricon chart. :thumbup1:

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thanks inin but about the weekly sales, aren't the numbers compiled on tuesday?

have seen some weekly numbers posted in mister thread, they came in on tuesday, so i thought weekly numbers are for wed-tues? btw having said this, i have seen weekly numbers (mon-sun) shared too. yup i'm confused with the oricon week definition.

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You're wonderful xichigo! Thanks a lot for compiling all these links in one place it makes it easier for us to get info. Let's all hope that all our girls releases will place high on those chart!

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thanks inin but about the weekly sales, aren't the numbers compiled on tuesday?

have seen some weekly numbers posted in mister thread, they came in on tuesday, so i thought weekly numbers are for wed-tues? btw having said this, i have seen weekly numbers (mon-sun) shared too. yup i'm confused with the oricon week definition.

The numbers are released every Tuesday, but I believe the data collection spans from Tuesday to Sunday for new releases, and Monday to Sunday for releases that are more than one week old. This is what I got from following the way that The Natsu Style is organized, anyways.

Also, for those who subscribe to Oricon's full market report (only record labels do this because it's so expensive), they can get the weekly data on Mondays, so the data collection should logically end on Sundays. (:

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thanks for putting up all these info in one place~

And also for the links!~, Since I can't understand Japanese... I have been having a hard time guessing which link is for the daily/weekly etc.~

Makes me understand the Oricon chart more...

Thanks again~

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Ah, thank you so much for this! To be honest, I've never paid attention to sales, charts or whatever before Kara's promotions in Japan. And I did see Oricon pop out so many times.

This explains so much and I'm really glad you made this thread.

I'll check out the charts on my own when I have the time. This is important to know considering J-Jumping is going to be released soon. Imma be checking the charts many times each day lol.

Thank youuuu very very much for this!

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Ahh now I know how it works! Thank you for explaining~ I am glad KARA is up high on these charts xD Nowadays KARA's achievements are my happy pill, amidst all the final papers :'(

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nice links...now i can keep myself update with how's KARA doing in japan...hope they will do great in japan!!!! fighting!!!

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Hehehe thanks a lot for the information. :thumbup:

This will be useful,no doubt ! And they will do brilliantly on the Oricon too,no doubt !!

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phew thanks for sharing this info...i was wondering wat oricon was kekekekekekeke... :sweatdrop:

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Thanks for the information, I'm always happy to see them doing well on the Oricon chart and now I know what it is! :D

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thanks for the information

i wish one day,kara gonna be first in all oricon chart

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thank you very much for the effort... it is a blessing for non-japanese speaker KARA fans like us... :)

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thanks for putting all these up! Now i can have a n easier time refering to them as compared to last time ~_~ thank you!

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ah now i know !! this guide helps me a lot ~ let's all hope KARA will be more popular not only in Japan but in other countries also ~ KARA jjang !! :lol2::lol::eyelove::thumbup:

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this is very helpful!

i pretty much just wait for news on akp or omtd for oricon updates

plus i don't have to bookmark all the links!

and i know what i'm actually looking at LOL

thank you!

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oh thanks for the info it cleared a lot of doubts :sweatdrop::sweatdrop:

I didn't know about the secret behind release the stuff on wednesday hahahahaha :tongue::tongue:

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