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Japan's Weekly DVD & CD Rankings for Oct 24 - 30

by dtshyk
Nov 1, 2011 1:18 AM | 38 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD and CD sales rankings for October 24th - 30th.

DVD
*1, 11,936 11,936 Gintama' vol.4
*2, 10,456 10,456 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, *9,350 *9,350 Prince of Tennis: Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura vol.2
*4, *6,563 *6,563 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.2
*5, *5,601 *5,601 Ao no Exorcist vol.5
*6, *5,481 33,854 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
*7, *4,053 *4,053 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.3 Limited Edition
*8, *3,812 *3,812 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vo.5 Limited Edition
*9, *3,433 *3,433 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi vol.5 Special Edition
10, *3,007 *3,007 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.9
11, *2,735 *2,735 Starry☆Sky vol.9 Special Edition
12, *2,138 *2,138 Dog Days vol.4 Limited Edition
13, *1,957 *1,957 No.6 vol.2 Limited Edition
14, *1,820 *1,820 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou vol.2
15, *1,797 *1,797 Tiger and Bunny vol.6
16, *1,718 *1,718 Hidan no Aria vol.5
17, *1,549 *1,549 The iDOLM@STER vol.1 Limited Edition
18, *1,517 *1,517 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! vol.2
19, *1,222 *1,222 Beelzebub vol.5
20, *1,191 *1,191 Gundam Evolve DVD Box
21, *1,167 *1,167 Keroro Gunsou 7th Season vol.9
22, *1,159 *1,159 A-Channel vol.6 Limited Edition
23, *1,127 *1,127 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.4 Limited Edition
24, **,959 **,959 Nintama Rantarou 18th Season vol.6
25, **,944 **,944 Usagi Drop vol.1
26, **,934 **,934 Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector vol.5
27, **,873 **,873 SKET Dance vol.3 Deluxe Edition

Blu-ray
*1, 21,613 21,613 Tiger and Bunny vol.6 Limited Edition
*2, 19,774 19,774 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.5 Limited Edition
*3, 13,800 13,800 Steins;Gate vol.5
**, *8,363 *8,363 (IS: Infinite Stratos Live Event)
*4, *6,172 *6,712 Scryed Blu-ray Box
*5, *5,444 *5,444 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.3 Limited Edition
*6, *5,390 *5,390 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.2
*7, *5,216 *5,216 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.1 Limited Edition
*8, *5,031 *5,031 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko vol.4 Limited Edition
*9, *4,861 *4,861 Dog Days vol.4 Limited Edition
10, *4,774 *4,774 Ro-Kyu-Bu! vol.2 Limited Edition
11, *4,306 *4,306 Ao no Exorcist vol.5
12, *3,915 *3,915 The iDOLM@STER vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *3,791 *3,791 Mayo Chiki! vol.2 Limited Edition
14, *3,545 *3,545 A-Channel vol.6 Limited Edition
15, *3,245 *3,245 Usagi Drop vol.1
16, *3,126 *3,126 Hidan no Aria vol.5

Note: The iDOLM@STER vol.1 was also released as a bundled item of PS3 game iDOLM@STER 2.

Single CD
*2, 42,624 42,624 Beelzebub "Baby U!"
*7, 14,902 14,902 Shinryaku!? Ika Musume "High Powered"
*8, 13,948 13,948 Tamayura: Hitotose "Okaerinasai"
10, 11,146 11,146 Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai "Zannen Kei Rinjin Bu ★★☆"
11, *6,963 21,405 Fate/Zero "Memoria"
12, *5,162 76,362 Supernatural The Animation "In My Head"
22, *4,255 *4,255 Tamayura: Hitotose '"Kami-sama no Itazura"
23, *4,018 *4,018 Bakuman 2 "monochrome rainbow"
24, *3,906 16,801 Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam "Buddy"
26, *3,529 17,486 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon "Terminated"
27, *3,485 *3,485 Mirai Nikki "Kusou Mesorogiwi"
28, *3,386 *3,387 Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers "Authentic symphony"
32, *3,005 23,816 "Endless Story"
36, *2,631 *2,631 Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! "U-n-d-e-r--Standing!"
37, *2,626 *2,626 Beelzebub "Papepipu♪ Papipepu♪ Papepipupo♪"
42, *2,075 *2,075 Inazuma Eleven Go "Naseba Narunosa Nanairo Tamago"
47, *1,905 19,028 Mawaru Penguindrum "Nornir"
58, *1,434 *1,434 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 "Sekai no Hate ni Kimi ga Itemo"
60, *1,346 *1,346 Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou "Departure"

Album CD
*1, 26,869 26,869 Persona 4 Game "Never More Perosona 4 Rinne Tensho"
13, *6,187 *6,187 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Unit Drama CD
28, *3,258 *3,258 Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade Original Song Collection vol.2
29, *3,243 *3,243 Starry☆Sky Film Festival vol.4
42, *2,486 *2,486 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei DJCD SZ-03K
44, *2,434 *2,434 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei DJCD vol.10
47, *2,221 *2,221 Dog Days Drama CD Box vol.2

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 38 Comments Recent Comments

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
Xbox only has like a million total owners compared to like 20 million PS3 owners, so it didn't seem weird to me. Idolmaster was always one of of the "Killer Apps" for the 360 in Japan, so I thought a lot of Japanese with PS3 have been wanting to get it forever, so they went out and bought it in droves after the anime.

Well, I'm thinking that it is indeed a killer app (albeit on its own more niche level)... one that already drove a lot of the hardcore Imas fans to buy a 360 when they otherwise might not have. I guess I just wouldn't be too surprised if the 100k that bought the original represents a pretty large percentage of the Idolmaster fanbase already.

Hardcore fanbase, I mean...the ones who would buy the game and anime and stuff, as opposed to just think the characters are cute and like them in fanart (e.g. exactly how I'd have described myself before the anime) or maybe bought a few doujins, but never owned or planned to buy the games.

I don't know too much about game sales (compared to how closely I follow anime sales) but how much can we expect this to add, lifetime? The 360 version went from about 34k 1st week to 49k total. I was wondering if the PS3 version could hit the original game's 100k (all versions). It might. It'd be a comparable percentage increase from week 1 to what the 360 version did (basically add an extra 50-55% of initial sales after week 1).


Video games typically aren't as first week oriented as anime is, but I think Idolmaster may have same trends as anime... The preorders for it on Amazon Japan made it look like it would sell about 150k, since video game estimates always consider many more normal sales than preorders, while anime is the opposite. Idolmaster 2 ended up mainly selling preorders it seems, which is closer to how anime operates. I think it won't go up much from here. Maybe 70k, 75k max.

Nov 2, 2011 9:47 AM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
RyanSaotome said:
Well, looks like 2ch greatly exaggerated the total sales. Probably more like 20-25k were the anime bundle.

Knew something seemed off with the original numbers... Selling 5 times the lifetime sales of the 360 version in just one week? Fanbase isn't that big. Even the original only sold 100k lifetime.


Xbox only has like a million total owners compared to like 20 million PS3 owners, so it didn't seem weird to me. Idolmaster was always one of of the "Killer Apps" for the 360 in Japan, so I thought a lot of Japanese with PS3 have been wanting to get it forever, so they went out and bought it in droves after the anime.

Doesn't seem the case this time, though.

Nov 2, 2011 9:03 AM by RyanSaotome

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-02/final-fantasy-0-idolm@ster-2-ps3-sell-472253-and-65512

Well, looks like 2ch greatly exaggerated the total sales. Probably more like 20-25k for the anime bundle.

Nov 2, 2011 8:44 AM by RyanSaotome

I have to say.. I'm pretty disappointed with the Usagi Drops, Mawaru and Baka Test sales.

Nov 2, 2011 7:10 AM by raduccio

dtshyk said:
Here are the weekly DVD and CD sales rankings for October 24th - 30th.

DVD
*1, 11,936 11,936 Gintama' vol.4
*2, 10,456 10,456 Hakuouki Sekkaroku vol.4 Limited Edition
*3, *9,350 *9,350 Prince of Tennis: Another Story II - Ano Toki no Bokura vol.2
*4, *6,563 *6,563 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.2
*5, *5,601 *5,601 Ao no Exorcist vol.5


this right here was enough to drain fujoshi's wallets dry!
I mean, these series obviously have a large female fanbase, so there were some tough decisions to be made this week.
I think that may be why UtaPri didn't sell as much this week; however, I expect next week's sales to be higher or the same as this week.

Nov 1, 2011 7:50 PM by c0de_da1sy

Oh yeah Gintama :D

Nov 1, 2011 4:22 PM by origami-samurai

Gintama on top ^-^

Nov 1, 2011 4:05 PM by Mimi-Hime

hmmm, gintama doing great!! Well, its expected but still, great that gintama has sold strongly!! XD

Usagi drops... wanted it to sell more, well, at lest >5k imo, but it never, but hope it does sell even more over the weeks :/
Baka to test also never did as good as i thought it would :/ but at least they both sold
and was a bit confused about why idolm@sters never did sells as much, but after reading some posts on this thread, it really has cleared it out for my, so just thank to RyanSaotome and Hoppy for their posts!!

Nov 1, 2011 2:05 PM by kamina99

dtshyk said:
Temporal Sales Rankings of the Anime Blu-ray and DVD this summer
*5, *5,468 No.6
*8, *4,485 Mayo Chiki!
*9, *4,189 Usagi Drop
10, *4,100 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!
14, *1,550 Kamisama no Memochou
16, *1,486 Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
17, *1,437 Kamisama Dolls


M'kay. Hated No.6 beyond belief. I liked Mayo Chiki but hated Jirou, so it was OK. Loved Usagi Drop. Loved Baka to Test the most. I really liked Kamisama no Memochou, but I'd love it if it were longer. Ikoku Meiro no Croisee was good. Kamisama Dolls was a little below average.

Overall, not bad. ^_*

Nov 1, 2011 12:19 PM by Forest-kun

dtshyk said:
DVD
*1, 11,936 11,936 Gintama' vol.4
*8, *3,812 *3,812 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vo.5 Limited Edition
10, *3,007 *3,007 Bleach Hamen Metsubo Hen vol.9
18, *1,517 *1,517 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni! vol.2
22, *1,159 *1,159 A-Channel vol.6 Limited Edition
25, **,944 **,944 Usagi Drop vol.1

Blu-ray
*2, 19,774 19,774 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai vol.5 Limited Edition
14, *3,545 *3,545 A-Channel vol.6 Limited Edition
15, *3,245 *3,245 Usagi Drop vol.1

*7, 14,902 14,902 Shinryaku!? Ika Musume "High Powered"
27, *3,485 *3,485 Mirai Nikki "Kusou Mesorogiwi"


I'm loving these results! ^_^=

**, *8,363 *8,363 (IS: Infinite Stratos Live Event)

13, *1,957 *1,957 No.6 vol.2 Limited Edition


Figures Infinite Stratos is still doing well. But why No.6?! It was horrible!! >.

Nov 1, 2011 12:15 PM by Forest-kun

jmal said:
Where is the 40% figure from?.


I can't read Japanese, but that link is going all over /a/ now with people claiming that its sold 100k copies, so I was going by that.

Nov 1, 2011 10:53 AM by RyanSaotome

RyanSaotome said:
http://kamome.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/ghard/1320119496/

Idolmaster 2 ended up selling 250k, with 40% of those sales being the Game/Anime bundle. So 100k sales for Idolmaster vol. 1, not bad.


Goes to show IM@S sells better than sex.

Nov 1, 2011 10:52 AM by Hoppy

http://kamome.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/ghard/1320119496/

Idolmaster 2 ended up selling 250k, with 40% of those sales being the Game/Anime bundle. So 100k sales for Idolmaster vol. 1, not bad.

Nov 1, 2011 10:22 AM by RyanSaotome

*7, *5,216 *5,216 Mawaru Penguindrum vol.1 Limited Edition
Would've liked for it to sell more, but this is decent, I guess. At least those trolls going around claiming it didn't even chart were full of shit as predicted.

Nice to see S;G/T&B/Natsume continue to sell well. (And I'm secretly glad Mayo Chiki is doing decently as that was the best guilty pleasure ever.)

*1, 26,869 26,869 Persona 4 Game "Never More Perosona 4 Rinne Tensho"
Yeahhhhh!

Nov 1, 2011 10:03 AM by lostmymusic

Nice to see Gintama in first

Nov 1, 2011 9:48 AM by KinkyMegane

dtshyk said:
*1, 11,936 11,936 Gintama' vol.4


Gintama is on top...:) Sales of Steins;Gate and such were expected... I'm also glad for Ao no Exorcist, even though it didn't follow the manga, it'll help in people wanting to make more Ao no Exorcist in the future, hopefully...

I'm glad to see Natsume Yuujinchou sell pretty well again... Usagi Drop should've been higher than some Summer 2011 shows, though... How good are Nurarihyon no Mago's sales? Is there any chance for more of it to be animated?

As for the songs, Beelzebub's OP theme probably deserves such sales, it is pretty good... Persona 4's Album CD? That sounds good...:P

Nov 1, 2011 9:45 AM by Tomislavr7

My pants messed up when Gintama came out top! XD

Nov 1, 2011 9:44 AM by TerrorH3ctor

Yay for gintama

Was hoping Usagi Drop sold high so that there would be a second season!

Nov 1, 2011 9:05 AM by Ahmer

jmal said:

Sure, I know there are the G4U bundles having a similar effect to the game bundle with Vol. 1, but either they're taking a much bigger chunk of the Vol. 2+ sales than I would ever have guessed, or Idolmaster really just isn't more than, say, a 10k anime on its own merits. If Idolmaster were to be a 20k seller, that'd essentially mean the G4U bundles are eating 75% of the standalone disc sales... seems high to me, but I may be underestimating the allure of videogame gravure photoshoots somewhat. I get the appeal, but wouldn't have thought it'd totally dominate purchases that much...


Vol. 2 of the G4U bundle is in the top 25 in video games on Amazon Japan, and that should guarantee it about 30-40k sales. Video games are much higher sellers in general... 30-40k might sound like a lot for an anime BD but its not really that much for a video game, so thats why you can still sell that much with making Top 25. Its barely any more expensive than the standalone BD (like 2k yen more), and nearly everyone who is into Idolmaster will own the PS3 to begin with, since its an anime aimed at hardcore gamers. Theres really little reason to not get the G4U version if you're an Idolmaster fan.

It should outsell Persona 4 when it comes to video game adaptions if you count the total sales, at least.. Idolmaster has a much bigger fanbase.

Also, about the vol. 1 sales for the Idolmaster 2 game... I think it would be fair to count at least 1/3 of the total sales as legit Idolmaster 2 sales. The regular and limited edition were constantly about the same ranking in the video game charts on Amazon. I'd expect that the regular edition sold a bit more once you got out of preorders, but 1/3rd being limited edition sounds about accurate to me.

Nov 1, 2011 8:38 AM by RyanSaotome

gintama

Nov 1, 2011 8:22 AM by Mr_Gutts

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