Comparing actual first day sales is actually completely meaningless. You can't compare a single with 8 types 7 days of hs events + other national events with a single that only has a couple days of HS events. That's what all these gimmicks have done do to the charts, they make it extremely hard to determine which music release is the most popular at a certain moment in time. However what you can do is ask yourself why SKE applications seem to be doing a lot better than HKT's. It's not that hard to see that 20/35 is better than Haruppi's 5/20 (duh). And then have some sort of discussion about it. It's just doesn't fit the official narrative around here,and everyone who goes against it is an anti.