Oricon ‘Artist Total Sales Revenue’ Ranking for the Year 2012.

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For the second year in a row AKB48 Tops, Oricon ‘Artist Total Sales Revenue’. This includes only CD (Singles and Albums), DVD and Blu-ray sales for the year 2012.

1. AKB48 – 19,098,000,000 Yen (approx. US $ – 226,441,166).

2. Exile – 12,177,000,000 Yen (approx. US $ – 144,380,253).

3. Arashi – 10,454,000,000 Yen (approx. US $ – 123,950,987).

4. Mr. Children – 9,947,000,000 Yen (approx. US $ – 117,939,589).

5. Kanjani8 – 4,916,000,000 Yen (approx. US $ –  58,288,028)

6. Kis-MY-Ft2 – 4,417,000,000 Yen.

7. Girls’ Generation – 4,332,000,000 Yen.

8. SMAP – 3,521,000,000 Yen.

9. KARA – 3,417,000,000 Yen.

10. Namie Amuro – 3,210,000,000 Yen.

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