Idol unit "TeamPigg MINT" held a gig in Japanese virtual world "Ameba Pigg [J]" on November 3.
TeamPigg MINT is a unit selected from a member of popular idol group "AKB48 [J]". They carry out long-term promotion in AmebaPigg than before.
These are virtual goods that reproduced their stage costumes.
These are parts of gig appearance.
Of course, "real" TeamPigg MINT's members operated the TeamPigg MINT's avatars.
"Real" TeamPigg MINT
Ameba Pigg's events are very popular, and 15,000 users gathered in this event.Ameba Pigg's Dev. Cyber Agent sold the tickets of this event on a limited sales for 150 yen. And they were sold out!
As for the event of Ameba Pigg, a lot of halls(server) are installed usually. (Even if the users log in to which hall, they can watch a guest avatar at the same time) But, this is the first time that more than 10,000 users gathered for the same event at the same time. Perhaps, it might be the first time in the Japanese virtual world business history, too.
For your information, please read these articles.(Sorry! written in Japanese only.)
http://www.secondtimes.net/news/japan/20101105_mint.html (I wrote this!)
http://ameblo.jp/cair/entry-10696823299.html (Cyber Agent's press blog)
TV commercial of this event