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Bandai's New Strategy Boosts Blu-ray Sales of Macross F Movie

by dtshyk
Oct 13, 2010 8:45 AM | 8 Comments
According to Media Create, the first week sales of Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime Blu-ray were 152,699 copies. However, this record high number has been omitted from Oricon Blu-ray sales ranking because it was bundled with PS3 game "Macross Trial Frontier" and sold as a game software. Bandai Namco Group has taken advantage of the sales network of game media, which is much wider than that of anime media.

The new strategy would expand the anime market, but it may cause a confusion in the statistics, which lack large portion of Blu-ray sales. Similar problem has already arisen in the DVD market. The OVAs bundled with manga books (eg. Mahou Sensei Negima! Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba, Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei) are counted as "books" and not included in the DVD sales data.

Sources: Anime!Anime!, 4Gamer
ref. the DVD sales of Macross F Movie I were 21,040 copies.
Japan's Weekly DVD Ranking for Oct 4 - 10

8 Comments Recent Comments

yer please some one convince shinsen to sub it

Oct 13, 2010 3:55 PM by Corpse69

oh I want to see it..the trailer looks good

Oct 13, 2010 12:04 PM by Namelessshana

I thought it was a clever strategy, when they announced it...

Now, won't someone sub it? ;_;

Oct 13, 2010 11:48 AM by CakeRabbit

Sweet, now I can put my PS3 Blue-ray player to good use!

Oct 13, 2010 10:54 AM by Retro8bit

i wanna watch the movie already

Oct 13, 2010 10:46 AM by Mr_Gutts

nice new way of marketing

Oct 13, 2010 10:15 AM by deg

sounds like a pretty decent deal

Oct 13, 2010 9:58 AM by Rasco

I have the Blu-Ray and I can tell you the game wasn't that great compared to the PS2 and PSP Macross games (most people were expecting the movie bundled with a game that was a port of Macross Ultimate Frontier), but the movie is a different story as in it's actually pretty good, it's a good ploy I'll tell you that even if it was a bit of a disappointment on the game side.

Oct 13, 2010 9:20 AM by Hoppy

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