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Anime Media Sales Keep Rising In Japan

by dtshyk
Jul 6, 2010 8:39 AM | 35 Comments
According to Oricon Biz, the video media sales of Anime and Tokusatsu increased 14% in the first half of 2010, compared with the year-earlier period. The Blu-ray sales by copies have risen 2.5 times while the DVD sales dropped by 2.9%.
Chart of Anime & Tokusatsu Media Sales In Japan

The great hit of Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Blu-ray 411,000 copies, DVD 337,000 copies) has largely contributed to the growth of the sales. Anime & Tokusatsu category made up 50.6% of the total Blu-ray market.

Source: Oricon Biz
Previous topic: Anime Market Recovers By Success of Blu-ray (2009)

20 of 35 Comments Recent Comments

The industry isn't in danger.
:)

Jul 7, 2010 3:15 AM by Gonee

Shows that Otaku's arent in recession/

Jul 7, 2010 3:00 AM by Fabrice

good for them that means more anime production

Jul 6, 2010 7:43 PM by checkdafool

Evangelion again. I've got to watch that movie someday.

Jul 6, 2010 6:07 PM by AlexSadist-sama

awesome news

Jul 6, 2010 5:59 PM by isekai

AfterGlow said:
Yeah, take that RIAA and their equals bullshitting about how the internet is killing the physical mediums.

Kind of how record companies have bullshitted about them losing customers, despite increasing sales and profits every year.


i know rite its just bullshit the internet brings them more business + its a great source of very cheap to near free advertisment

Jul 6, 2010 4:47 PM by Corpse69

Yeah, take that RIAA and their equals bullshitting about how the internet is killing the physical mediums.

Kind of how record companies have bullshitted about them losing customers, despite increasing sales and profits every year.

Jul 6, 2010 4:06 PM by AfterGlow

kisami said:
wel BD are now starting to get cheap. i see some 9.99 movies at stores and such

But, aren't those films starring Steven Seagal?

Jul 6, 2010 2:48 PM by bowliebart

That's good news.

For a long time now it seems all I've been hearing is doom and gloom concerning how the industry's doing. So it's really great to hear something positive.

Jul 6, 2010 2:38 PM by fdssdfdsfsf

Good news of the day! Hooray!

Jul 6, 2010 2:32 PM by Darkness44

Of course Blu-Ray wins. High Def. is food for our eyes. *Nom nom nom*

But seriously, I'm glad the anime industry is doing well.

Jul 6, 2010 12:56 PM by Jonijonh

wel BD are now starting to get cheap. i see some 9.99 movies at stores and such so i expect that as companies start to make back their money in the investment debacle when HD disks were also available, and as HD players and TVs continue to get cheaper, BD will overtake and quite possibly destroy DVDs the same way DVDs destroyed VHS. ah the irony.

as for the sales, this is good thing as it will encourage producers to invest in other medias and more obscure or unknown titles.

Jul 6, 2010 12:56 PM by kisami

Yes, Hope they keep the good work or do better!

Jul 6, 2010 12:37 PM by DestinySora

Detective said:
I can see it now...

BLU-RAYS SAVE THE WORLDS ECONOMY!

Or rather Evangelion 2.22 will.

Jul 6, 2010 12:36 PM by Eiko

Man, when is Eva 2.22 getting over here?

Great to hear some good news.

Jul 6, 2010 12:23 PM by garfield15

And I thought this industry was in trouble. Keep it up. :)

Jul 6, 2010 12:21 PM by Pshaman

Finally, some good industry news. I am surprised Blu-ray is already outselling DVD, I thought it would take a lot longer. I guess in five years or so Blu-ray may well be the standard.

Jul 6, 2010 12:21 PM by Touka

Awesome~! And I was getting worried for a little while there... ^^"

Jul 6, 2010 12:12 PM by BL2W

Great thing :D

Jul 6, 2010 11:31 AM by biakudryavka

5hRreDDy said:
Always good news to see anime doing well. It's a shame though that Blu-ray discs cost so much more than DVDs in most places.


Nice avatar.

Anyways, great news.

Jul 6, 2010 11:00 AM by Pizzaholic