The results for C-ute's Momoiro Sparkling sales are in and it's not good. They sold 18,172 copies and were the 6th highest selling single for the week.
The sales figure is a new low for C-ute, being slightly lower than Shock's first week. I always hate to see the groups I care about regress, but I at least hope that we don't have anymore songs like Momoiro Sparkling as singles. I think that they do melancholic and/or sexy songs a lot better than they do happy-go-lucky songs (just like Morning Musume).
But, the song isn't solely responsible for the low sales. C-ute and Berryz both does not get nearly enough promotion as they should. The only people who ever know about their singles are wota and any random person who happens to walk into a music store and see the single for sale. That really has to change if UFA wants sales to go up.
As a side note, AKB48 set a new Japanese record by selling 1,344,000 copies of their new single last week. It's the best first week any artist in Japanese history has ever had, so congrats to them.