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Japan's Anime DVD & Blu-ray Sales Recovers in the 1st Half of Fiscal 2009

by dtshyk
Sep 12, 2009 6:43 AM | 11 Comments
According to the report of Japan Video Software Association (JVA), the total sales of the anime DVD and Blu-ray in the first half of fiscal year 2009 increased by 2.3% compared to those of the last year.

Chart: Japanese Anime DVD/Blu-ray sales in Japan from 2006 - 2009 (1st half of the fiscal year)

Last year, the anime DVD+Blu-ray sales decreased by 12% and the market has been having a pessimistic prospect for the industry. Anime!Anime! attributed the growth in the sales to the steep expansion of the Blu-ray market and the relatively high price of the Blu-ray media.

Sources:
Anime!Anime!
JVA

11 Comments Recent Comments

It's nice to see a small increase, rather than a loss

Sep 14, 2009 11:46 AM by LovelongSought

Glad to see it going up again, even if it is probably because of Ponyo.

Sep 12, 2009 5:57 PM by mitamaking

The tech nowadays just gets better and better but people have a hard time keeping up with the current ones. Like me. D= But Blu-ray ftw~

Sep 12, 2009 1:27 PM by iTom

I see that Blu-Ray is indeed becoming more popular than DVD's... ah, I guess it's time for me to get a Blu-Ray Player then (if I have the money, lol)

Sep 12, 2009 12:29 PM by guyklc

Good to see the industry recovering a little, especially with blu-ray. I hope some anime starts to get released directly by the Japanese studios in region-less blu-ray (with subs).

Sep 12, 2009 11:47 AM by ender650

georgi said:
I see Blu-ray is starting to get a larger part of the sales. Predictions for the future?


as the technology becomes widespread, inexpensive and well known by the consumers, it will continue to approach DVD and probably overtake it. It will take some time though. no doubt the price drop of the ps3 will drive blue ray sales this year as well. it being the only HD media in the market, it will have an easier time with no competition.

Sep 12, 2009 8:57 AM by kisami

Qrko said:
I wonder why sales decreased so much.


ever heard if the economic crisis that happened last year???
well.. seeing the anime industry like this.. i guess they started recovering.. or it might be that their strategy to include more Extra Ep on DVDs and Blu rays working real good.. (i'm guessing it's the later that made the Effect)

Sep 12, 2009 8:28 AM by yumiche

Last year, the anime DVD+Blu-ray sales decreased by 12% and the market has been having a pessimistic prospect for the industry. Anime!Anime! attributed the growth in the sales to the steep expansion of the Blu-ray market and the relatively high price of the Blu-ray media

Yay ANime!Anime!

Sep 12, 2009 7:28 AM by VelvetEris

I wonder why sales decreased so much.

Sep 12, 2009 7:06 AM by Qrko

blu-ray will get market domination.

Sep 12, 2009 7:02 AM by DingDingDong

I see Blu-ray is starting to get a larger part of the sales. Predictions for the future?

Sep 12, 2009 6:57 AM by georgi