Korean born, 5-member vocal group, Tohoshinki’s Live DVD 『4th LIVE TOUR 2009～The Secret Code～Final in TOKYO DOME』was released on 30th September. According to the 10/12 Oricon DVD Ranking, it sold 171,000 copies, their personal best for sales in this category. This is the first time in 20 years for a non-Japanese Asian Artist to get first place in the DVD rankings.
However, all foreign artists (who have attained this ranking) only include: Led Zepplin’s “Led Zepplin DVD” which was released in June 2003 and have held that position for foreign artist getting #1 for 6 years and 3 months since, The Beatle’s “The Beatles Anthology (Special Price Edition Edition)” which was released in March 2003, and Led Zepplin (same as above).
Also, based on the sale numbers of their DVD on 29th September, they also broke their own personal record by pre-selling 107,000 copies. Their previous records include their 『3rd LIVE TOUR 2008～T～』which was released in August 2008 and was last recorded as having sold 112,000 copies, and 『All About 東方神起 Season 3』which sold 66,000 copies so far. This time, their DVD sold more than twice that amount with a total sales of 171,000 copies so far, and broke the record for the highest initial sales for foreign artists.
This product is the Live DVD which comprises of Tohoshinki’s final stage at the Tokyo Dome, that took place on 5th July, as part of their national arena tour「4th LIVE TOUR 2009～The Secret Code～」which mobilized about 300,000 people.