The rankings reflect the combined total sales of the imported, Japanese, limited, analog, etc. versions of each album until November 30.
Maximum The Hormone's Ryo-kun comments about their album getting first place in the Japanese music category:
"Whoooah! Hormone is the best seller in 2013?
*´∀｀)｡o○(Will they treat me to sushi?)
*´∀｀)｡o○(Will they give me a pass to do xxx all I wish to the xxx of the cute girl who's working at Tower Records?)
Buying music online or by downloading is very convenient and nice. But buying CDs from the store based on the album cover, buying albums of artists you don't know after reading the staff's comments about it, unwrapping the CDs on your way home on the train since you can't wait any longer, and reading the lyric sheets and liner notes... Those feelings of excitement! All of us should keep on cherishing that!"
(Top 20 of both the Western and Japanese album charts after the jump)