Originally Posted by Megiddo
My post wasn't about smash hits though. It's about the lack of hits.
That's what I mean: this early on, the only way you get an obvious stand-out in the rankings is if it's a smash
hit. A more common regular 6-12k hit is usually not going to be obvious at this stage, because you don't have to rank very highly or accumulate a lot of points early to get there. Haganai for example looks like it's on track to be a clear 10k hit. But it ranked ~150-250 pretty consistently until about 10 days before release. In that sense, something like Nyaruko-san is already way ahead of it.