Tuesday, December 30

History of TYPE-MOON anime DVD sales

Here is the quick breakdown on DVD sales of famous TYPE-MOON inspired works. For any series to be considered a success story in industry, 10,000 DVD sales is the benchmark figure as I was made to understand (some say 20,000 units though). Some series sold on average of 3000 volumes got sequel(s) made so it is kinda confusing (ex: Zero no Tsukaima).

Shingeshutan Tsukihime / 真月譚月姫

Prologue - 14,581
Vol 1 - 19,519
Vol 2 - 15,788
Vol 3 - 15,165
Vol 4 - 10,573
Vol 5 - 12,910
Vol 6 - 11,338

Fate/ Stay Night / フェイト/ステイナイト

Curtain Raiser - 13,364
Vol 1 - 26,637
Vol 2 - 26,702
Vol 3 - 26,344
Vol 4 - 23,692
Vol 5 - 25,512
Vol 6 - 26,036
Vol 7 - 25,892
Vol 8 - 27,564

Kara no Kyokai / 空の境界

Movie 1 Special Edition - 69,771
Movie 2 Special Edition - 66,093
Movie 3 Special Edition - 65,892

Movie 1 Normal Edition - 11,770
Movie 2 Normal Edition - 9,382
Movie 3 Normal Edition - 9,749

Source

Small wonder A-1 Studios (which is indirectly Sony) willing to spend shitloads of money for Kara no Kyokai adaptation based on previous sales figure of Fate/Stay Night.

Long live TYPE-MOON.

I will edit this entry to record sales for rest of Kara no Kyokai series much later.

2 comments:

Perfect World said...

I find it highly amusing that the "Special Editions" sell SIX times more than the regular editions!

Is the existence of the Regular Edition merely to enhance the sales of the 'Special Edition'... next we'll be seeing "Limited Edition" versions that sell 10x more than the regular unlimited...

... marketing boggles the mind.

Stormy001 said...

It actually went against law of commercial gravity. If I am not mistaken each Special Edition cost about USD $100.

Otakus can be scary in go against natural law.