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Japan's Weekly DVD and CD Rankings for Dec 26 - Jan 1

by dtshyk
Jan 5, 2012 7:40 PM | 35 Comments
Here are the weekly DVD and CD sales rankings for December 26th - January 1st.

DVD
*1, 2,922 *,*23,456 One Piece Log Collection "Water Seven"
*2, 2,863 *,*23,030 One Piece Log Collection "Foxy"
*3, 1,786 *,*14,570 Pokemon Best Wishes! the Movie: Victini to Kuroki & Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram
*4, 1,750 *,*58,815 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.4
*5, 1,676 1,116,918 My Neighbor Totoro
*6, 1,314 *,**1,314 The iDOLM@STER vol.3 Limited Edition
*7, *,943 *,268,603 Karigurashi no Arrietty
*8, *,905 *,**7,731 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.4
*9, *,904 *,**7,342 Persona 4 The Animation vol.2 Limited Edition
10, *,900 *,**4,524 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.1 Limited Edition
11, *,731 *,745,194 Castle in the Sky
12. *,662 *,473,501 Kiki's Delivery Service
13, *,615 *,*11,265 Gintama' vol.6
14, *,563 *,**4,436 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.5 Limited Edition
15, *,559 *,648,294 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Blu-ray
*1, 5,132 **5,132 The iDOLM@STER vol.3 Limited Edition
*2, 3,195 *19,544 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon vol.1 Limited Edition
*3, 2,004 *24,084 Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Box
*4, 1,997 108,943 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn vol.4
*5, 1,983 *20,634 Toradora! Blu-ray Box
*6, 1,957 **1,957 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II vol.6 Limited Edition
*7, 1,934 *21,064 Persona 4 The Animation vol.2 Limited Edition
*8, 1,833 *20,954 Tiger and Bunny vol.8 Limited Edition

Single CD
22, 3,710 *67,837 K-On! (Movie) "Singing!"
23, 3,665 *66,919 K-On! (Movie) "Unmei♪wa♪Endless!"
35, 2,037 *67,311 Fate/Zero "oath sign"
36, 1,925 110,911 Crayon Shin-chan "Kibo Sanmyaku"
40, 1,639 **1,639 Ono Daisuke "Sasayaki Micchaku CD"
42, 1,547 *32,973 Guilty Crown "Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~"
48, 1,356 **1,356 SKET Dance "Milk to Chocolate"
49, 1,343 *46,061 Guilty Crown "My Dearest"

Album CD
*9, 13,043 *13,043 The iDOLM@STER Animation Master vol.6
17, *6,342 *36,660 Bakemonogatari Songs & Soundtracks
21, *4,821 *34,333 Detective Conan The Best of Detective Conan vol.4
40, *2,475 115,215 Mizuki Nana Museum II

Source: Oricon Youtaiju

20 of 35 Comments Recent Comments

One Piece ♥

Jan 7, 2012 9:31 AM by Misaola

jmal said:
Ovindel said:
But were the previous volumes of G4U also bundled with BD's?

Vol. 1 was bundled with the full PS3 port + artbox + G4U v1 + extras. Vols. 2+ are each bundled with an additional G4U.
Ah, okay. Thanks for the info.

Jan 7, 2012 7:15 AM by Ovindel

RyanSaotome said:
7Th said:
jmal said:
Ovindel said:
Those iDOLM@STER CD's sell better than the BD's, obviously due to too high prices.

While certainly one can expect CDs to sell more than BDs, it's not quite that simple in this case. Some large portion of Idolmaster's sales went into the Gravure For You (G4U) bundles which aren't counted by Oricon. For Vol. 3, that sold 18,992. We don't know what portion of those people only bought it for G4U instead of the BD, but if it's 100%, then Idolmaster Vol. 3 sold 25,438. If it's much lower, say, half, then it sold 15,942. Either way, more than 13k.


What? You can't buy G4U alone; if you buy the G4U pack you're buying the anime and G4U; Idolm@ster Vol. 3 sold 25,438 copies. There are no "what ifs"; plain and simple: 25,438 copies is what it sold.


Yeah, you gotta count it 100% of the sales. Nobody is going to pay 100 dollars or whatever it is simply to take pictures of the girls. Its a BD sale with some extras.
I didn't know that. But were the previous volumes of G4U also bundled with BD's? I already thought the sales were pretty low considering the popularity of im@s in Japan.

Jan 7, 2012 4:34 AM by Ovindel

the number of thread in 2ch indicating as anime with mega sales anyway, n niconico got extreme revenue with its streaming.

So I don't understand why its not fair to count 100% G4U success is due to anime.

If that's the case, its not fair to the Persona 4 anime too, because the same "meh its maybe just the game fanboy that buy it, they not even watching it" reason.

Jan 6, 2012 8:08 PM by fertygo

7Th said:
jmal said:
Ovindel said:
Those iDOLM@STER CD's sell better than the BD's, obviously due to too high prices.

While certainly one can expect CDs to sell more than BDs, it's not quite that simple in this case. Some large portion of Idolmaster's sales went into the Gravure For You (G4U) bundles which aren't counted by Oricon. For Vol. 3, that sold 18,992. We don't know what portion of those people only bought it for G4U instead of the BD, but if it's 100%, then Idolmaster Vol. 3 sold 25,438. If it's much lower, say, half, then it sold 15,942. Either way, more than 13k.


What? You can't buy G4U alone; if you buy the G4U pack you're buying the anime and G4U; Idolm@ster Vol. 3 sold 25,438 copies. There are no "what ifs"; plain and simple: 25,438 copies is what it sold.


Yeah, you gotta count it 100% of the sales. Nobody is going to pay 100 dollars or whatever it is simply to take pictures of the girls. Its a BD sale with some extras.

Jan 6, 2012 5:55 PM by RyanSaotome

jmal said:
Ovindel said:
Those iDOLM@STER CD's sell better than the BD's, obviously due to too high prices.

While certainly one can expect CDs to sell more than BDs, it's not quite that simple in this case. Some large portion of Idolmaster's sales went into the Gravure For You (G4U) bundles which aren't counted by Oricon. For Vol. 3, that sold 18,992. We don't know what portion of those people only bought it for G4U instead of the BD, but if it's 100%, then Idolmaster Vol. 3 sold 25,438. If it's much lower, say, half, then it sold 15,942. Either way, more than 13k.


What? You can't buy G4U alone; if you buy the G4U pack you're buying the anime and G4U; Idolm@ster Vol. 3 sold 25,438 copies. There are no "what ifs"; plain and simple: 25,438 copies is what it sold.

Jan 6, 2012 5:19 PM by 7Th

dtshyk said:
Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings in Autumn 2011 (first volumes)
*1, 38,703 Persona 4 The Animation


Woot, awesome stuff.

Jan 6, 2012 2:54 PM by Rukaliini

Ahmer said:
damn can't believe how low Shana, Mirai Nikki and Chihayafuru are selling.


I never expected much out of Mirai Nikki or Chihayafuru... those aren't the types of shows the Otaku typically buy up.

Shana I'm surprised about, though. It went from like 8-10k its first 2 seasons to less than 3. What a drop.

Jan 6, 2012 10:58 AM by RyanSaotome

Those iDOLM@STER CD's sell better than the BD's, obviously due to too high prices.
Are the TWGOK BD's finally finished? My god... that took long.
Bakemonogatari probably has high sales due to people wanting to rewatch it before watching Nisemonogatari.

Ahmer said:
damn can't believe how low Shana, Mirai Nikki and Chihayafuru are selling.
Me too.

Jan 6, 2012 10:45 AM by Ovindel

dtshyk said:
*8, *,905 *,**7,731 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.4
10, *,900 *,**4,524 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 vol.1 Limited Edition
13, *,615 *,*11,265 Gintama' vol.6
14, *,563 *,**4,436 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.5 Limited Edition

35, 2,037 *67,311 Fate/Zero "oath sign"
42, 1,547 *32,973 Guilty Crown "Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~"


Nice very nice. My favorites made it on the list.

Jan 6, 2012 10:26 AM by Roloko

damn can't believe how low Shana, Mirai Nikki and Chihayafuru are selling.

Jan 6, 2012 10:05 AM by Ahmer

*8, *,905 *,**7,731 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% vol.4 <-- LOL
13, *,615 *,*11,265 Gintama' vol.6
14, *,563 *,**4,436 Natsume Yuujinchou San vol.5 Limited Edition

*6, 1,957 **1,957 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai II vol.6 Limited Edition

48, 1,356 **1,356 SKET Dance "Milk to Chocolate" <-- I don't like this song. o.o

Jan 6, 2012 8:07 AM by Mirorin

> *9, *,904 *,**7,342 Persona 4 The Animation vol.4 Limited Edition

Vol 2 maybe?

It's funny that Idolmaster sales even raised a bit

Jan 6, 2012 7:27 AM by Nachtwandler_21

co_flame said:
glad to see iM@S topping the charts ^^

Jan 6, 2012 7:11 AM by HotCrossBuns

G4U v3 for im@s sold 18,992 copies btw

Adding that to regular edition numbers make the sales is kinda monstrous.

Jan 6, 2012 1:48 AM by fertygo

glad to see iM@S topping the charts ^^

Jan 6, 2012 1:35 AM by co_flame

Exkalamity said:


Damn look at that gap between Working and Tamayura ;__;.

Damn Shana and Mirai Nikki...I thought those were favorites in Japan. Kinda glad Tamayura came out top on the low end of the tier, even if those sales means it barely recuperated production costs.

*sigh* Making anime sounds so futile as a business...


but since Tamayura started to sell in December and Working I think a bit earlier... I can't say it's a bad result :)
there is still hope for humanity :]

Jan 6, 2012 1:22 AM by Dalek-baka

one piece closed and opened the new year

Jan 6, 2012 1:09 AM by Mr_Gutts

Too bad Horizon can't beat Persona... :/

Jan 6, 2012 12:49 AM by seishi-sama

dtshyk said:
Temporal Blu-ray + DVD Sales Rankings in Autumn 2011 (first volumes)
*1, 38,703 Persona 4 The Animation
*2, 19,544 Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
*3, 18,674 Working'!!
*4, *4,077 Tamayura: Hitotose
*5, *3,624 Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2
*6, *3,421 Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
*7, *3,379 Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
*8, *3,199 Maken-Ki!
*9, *2,828 Shakugan no Shana III
10, *2,336 Mirai Nikki
11, *2,101 Ben-To
12, *2,038
13, *1,853 Kimi to Boku.

Out of the rankings
Chihayafuru


Damn look at that gap between Working and Tamayura ;__;.

Damn Shana and Mirai Nikki...I thought those were favorites in Japan. Kinda glad Tamayura came out top on the low end of the tier, even if those sales means it barely recuperated production costs.

*sigh* Making anime sounds so futile as a business...

Jan 6, 2012 12:45 AM by Exkalamity

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