SNSD and Kara recorded the highest sales for new artists who ply their trade in Japan in 2010.
According to Sankei Shinbun on December 20th, based on recent Oricon sales data collected from 39,580 stores, the sales results were reflected on the ’43rd Oricon Annual Ranking 2010′.
According to the Oricon ranking system, Kara and SNSD took the #1 and #2 spot respectively in terms of sales revenue in the new artists category.
Kara collected revenue of 1.3 billion Yen (equivalent to 18 billion Won) while SNSD managed to record sales worth 880,000 million Yen (equivalent to 12 billion won) in 2010.
In terms of singles sales, SNSD’s ‘Gee’ and ‘Genie’ were ranked #1 and #2 respectively while Kara’s ‘Jumping’ came in 3rd.