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Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for Mar 1 - 7

by dtshyk
Mar 9, 2010 1:11 AM | 24 Comments
Here is the weekly DVD sales ranking for March 1st - 7th.

DVD
*1, 55,375 55,375 Summer Wars DVD
*2, *5,996 *5,996 Saki vol.9
*3, *4,009 *4,009 GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class vol.5 Limited Edition
*4, *3,835 *3,835 Kuruneko vol.2
*5, *2,660 *2,660 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! DVD Box
*6, *2,237 *2.237 One Piece 10th Season vol.6
*7, **,*** **,*** The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) vol.7 Limited Edition
*8, **,*** **,*** Valkyria Chronicles vol.8
*9, **,*** **,*** Durarara!! vol.1 Limited Edition
10, **,*** **,*** Bakemonogatari vol.5 Limited Edition
11, **,*** **,*** Naruto: Shippuuden Shi no Yogen to Fukushu no Sho vol.3
12, **,*** **,*** Toaru Kagaku no Railgun vol.2 Limited Edition
13, **,*** **,*** Shin Koihime†Musou vol.3 Limited Edition
14, **,*** **,*** 07-Ghost vol.8 Limited Edition
15, **,*** **,*** My Neighbor Totoro
16, **,*** **,*** Gintama Season 4 vol.5 Limited Edition
17, **,*** **,*** Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~ Family Edition
18, **,*** **,*** Gake no Ue no Ponyo
19, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition vol.3
20, **,*** **,*** Mobile Suit Gundam Seed DVD Box

Blu-ray
*1, 54,000 54,000 Summer Wars

Sources: Youtaiju, Mainichi, Oricon DVD Ranking

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

kuroshiroi said:
qwerty_ said:
kuroshiroi said:
As for BD sales, I'd bet they were a lot higher than 10k, probably closer to 100k. Wanna bet? :)
Yes. Summer Wars, unlike Evangelion, Bakemonogatari or Macross Frontier isn't focused on otakus, the people who buy the BDs. See Ponyo case for an example. ;)
54k, guess you win ^^

well the price for Limited Edition BD is freaking expensive, about 100 USD per each, no wonder we not see the BD Dominating this time. but i'm still predicting the number of sales can raise to 70-80k.
at least that will beat Bakemonogatari sales :P

Mar 10, 2010 2:25 PM by fertygo

qwerty_ said:
Aishia said:
I always wondered, are these *actual* numbers? I mean, about 6,000 people buy Saki DVDs, and only about 2,200 people buy One Piece DVDs?

If that is the case, the anime DVD industry seems to be kinda small, huh?


Yes. They only profit because the prices are amazingly high - like 80 dollars for 2 episodes of K-ON!.

Wow, that's expensive. And with prices that high, no wonder they don't sell more copies.

And now I can picture how big Summer Wars sales are.

Mar 10, 2010 8:55 AM by Aishia

Aishia said:
I always wondered, are these *actual* numbers? I mean, about 6,000 people buy Saki DVDs, and only about 2,200 people buy One Piece DVDs?

If that is the case, the anime DVD industry seems to be kinda small, huh?


Yes. They only profit because the prices are amazingly high - like 80 dollars for 2 episodes of K-ON!.

Mar 10, 2010 6:26 AM by qwertybr

kuroshiroi said:
qwerty_ said:
kuroshiroi said:
As for BD sales, I'd bet they were a lot higher than 10k, probably closer to 100k. Wanna bet? :)
Yes. Summer Wars, unlike Evangelion, Bakemonogatari or Macross Frontier isn't focused on otakus, the people who buy the BDs. See Ponyo case for an example. ;)
54k, guess you win ^^


More like a bet. 54k is a bit higher than I expected - confessed than 10k is the low range of my speculation. ;P

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Eager to see last week's full data...

Mar 10, 2010 6:25 AM by qwertybr

I always wondered, are these *actual* numbers? I mean, about 6,000 people buy Saki DVDs, and only about 2,200 people buy One Piece DVDs?

If that is the case, the anime DVD industry seems to be kinda small, huh?

Mar 10, 2010 5:56 AM by Aishia

qwerty_ said:
kuroshiroi said:
As for BD sales, I'd bet they were a lot higher than 10k, probably closer to 100k. Wanna bet? :)
Yes. Summer Wars, unlike Evangelion, Bakemonogatari or Macross Frontier isn't focused on otakus, the people who buy the BDs. See Ponyo case for an example. ;)
54k, guess you win ^^

Mar 10, 2010 2:10 AM by kuroshiroi

Woah, that's great number for Summer Wars.

55,375 + 54,000 = 109 375

Mar 9, 2010 11:53 PM by TadloS

Where is my Summer Ward US license?!

Mar 9, 2010 9:39 PM by mitamaking

Wow, Summer Wars is huge.

Mar 9, 2010 5:28 PM by outlawauron

Haha. BD sales. Amazing work, Hosoda...

Mar 9, 2010 5:11 PM by ringoo4

Wow that's really good for Summer Wars, $18 million box office, $4.5 million for blu-ray, and $2.25 million for DVD (in USD).

Mar 9, 2010 5:05 PM by ender650

kuroshiroi said:
qwerty_ said:
MADHOUSE - and any other anime studios - never put directly money into series so directly.
Maybe not, but if their anime consistently fail commercially, those other companies will stop producing their series eventually. That's pretty much what happened to Gonzo, although maybe they were putting more money into their own shows than others and expanding in the wrong areas.

As for BD sales, I'd bet they were a lot higher than 10k, probably closer to 100k. Wanna bet? :)


Yes. Summer Wars, unlike Evangelion, Bakemonogatari or Macross Frontier isn't focused on otakus, the people who buy the BDs. See Ponyo case for an example. ;)

Mar 9, 2010 2:52 PM by qwertybr

Not surprised to see Summer Wars, it was a very good movie.

Mar 9, 2010 12:06 PM by Pw3age

qwerty_ said:
MADHOUSE - and any other anime studios - never put directly money into series so directly.
Maybe not, but if their anime consistently fail commercially, those other companies will stop producing their series eventually. That's pretty much what happened to Gonzo, although maybe they were putting more money into their own shows than others and expanding in the wrong areas.

As for BD sales, I'd bet they were a lot higher than 10k, probably closer to 100k. Wanna bet? :)

Mar 9, 2010 9:07 AM by kuroshiroi

not bad summer and and get them one piece

Mar 9, 2010 8:02 AM by Mr_Gutts

flygon250 said:
kuroshiroi said:
Didn't Madhouse make enough money off Summer Wars' theater run? I seriously doubt they need to depend on DVD/BD sales too but...
Looking at the spring season, I don't think that RAINBOW or Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei are going to do very well for them from a DVD sales point of view, even if they both turn out to be great, as was the case with Kaiba and Kaiji (which were well-recieved, but still flopped in terms of sales) so they will be relying on Summer Wars, Iron Man and possibly Mai Mai Miracle DVD sales (I don't know how well MMM did in theatres) to do well to get them through the spring season at least. I guess that isn't so bad, as they have that Trigun movie on the way as well.


MADHOUSE - and any other anime studios - never put directly money into series so directly.

Japanese animation relies in all those Planning Commitees, in which companies like ANIPLEX, Pony Cannon, GENCO and others do their business - in partnership with animation studios, TV stations, manga publishing houses, toy companies...

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Despite being family-orientated, I bet that 10,000 Blue-Rays, at the very least, of Summer Wars were sold.

Mar 9, 2010 7:29 AM by qwertybr

also heard summer wars is awesome...
gonna download it x)

Mar 9, 2010 4:07 AM by smokes

kuroshiroi said:
Didn't Madhouse make enough money off Summer Wars' theater run? I seriously doubt they need to depend on DVD/BD sales too but...
Looking at the spring season, I don't think that RAINBOW or Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei are going to do very well for them from a DVD sales point of view, even if they both turn out to be great, as was the case with Kaiba and Kaiji (which were well-recieved, but still flopped in terms of sales) so they will be relying on Summer Wars, Iron Man and possibly Mai Mai Miracle DVD sales (I don't know how well MMM did in theatres) to do well to get them through the spring season at least. I guess that isn't so bad, as they have that Trigun movie on the way as well.

Mar 9, 2010 3:11 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Didn't Madhouse make enough money off Summer Wars' theater run? I seriously doubt they need to depend on DVD/BD sales too but...

It's good to see Saki up there, maybe we'll get another season in a few years. More mahjong is always a good thing.

Mar 9, 2010 2:39 AM by kuroshiroi

summer wars deserves to be number 1

Mar 9, 2010 2:36 AM by isekai

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