According to Anime!Anime!, ICv2 announced the annual report of the publishing in the US. The sales of Japanese manga were 120 million dollars, down 15% from the year earlier. The drop of manga sales was significantly larger than the 7% decrease of the whole visual novel sales in the US.
Chart: Japanese Manga Sales in the US from 2006 - 2011 (the number in 2011 is an estimation)
ICv2 said the sales of Japanese manga have been approaching a floor and the estimated sales in 2011 will be 90% of 2010's. The digital comic sales in the US have grown six - eight fold in 2010, but the size of the market is still around 6 - 8 million dollars. Due to the small unit price and the large prior investments, the digital comic business has made little profits so far.
Four major topics of US Manga Market
1. VIZ Media kept the top position.
2. Tokyopop dropped out.
3. Kodansha USA made inroads.
4. Yen Press climbed to the second position.