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 Japan Box-Office: Demon Slayer Obliterating Record Books 
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They're steady with the last year or two, if perhaps down very slightly (less than 5%). Demon Slayer aside which is way, way up and is going to break the all-time yearly sales record in a couple months and have 5/6-months to spare. Japan just declared their stay-at-home order last week though (and it's not nationwide), so we don't really know the impact it may or may not have.

I'll actually have the Biggest Yearly Sales by Series posted tomorrow. It's dominated by One Piece, which has won all but three years over the past sixteen or seventeen years (Demon Slayer being the third series to beat it last year), and you'll see several other reoccurring series, but you'll see how they compare year-to-year.

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Awesome. Looking forward to it :thumbsup:


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Best Yearly Selling Manga by Series (5 Million+ Copies): 2008-Present

37,996,373 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2011]
34,808,963 - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [2020] *As Of Week 19/52*
32,373,809 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2010]
23,464,866 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2012]
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18,151,599 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2013]
15,933,801 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2013]
14,721,241 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2009]
14,102,521 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2015]
12,314,326 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2016]
12,057,628 - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [2019]
11,885,957 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2014]
11,728,368 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2014]
11,495,532 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2017]
10,304,112 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Kodansha/Nakaba Suzuki) [2015]
10,134,232 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2019]
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8,778,048 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2015]
8,746,081 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2013]
8,605,861 - Assassination Classroom (Shueisha/Yusei Matsui) [2015]
8,569,215 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2015]
8,283,709 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2014]
8,113,317 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2018]
8,070,446 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2012]
7,661,361 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2019]
7,434,745 - The Promised Neverland (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [2019]
7,409,068 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2010]
7,151,001 - Magi (Shogakukan/Shinobu Ohtaka) [2013]
_________
6,946,003 - Tokyo Ghoul (Shueisha/Sui Ishida) [2014]
6,887,192 - Assassination Classroom (Shueisha/Yusei Matsui) [2016]
6,874,840 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2011]
6,836,494 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2009]
6,729,439 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2014]
6,718,185 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [2018]
6,662,781 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2017]
6,595,968 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2016]
6,572,813 - Kimi ni Todoke (Shueisha/Karuho Shiina) [2010]
6,544,081 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2016]
6,495,240 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2012]
6,474,394 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2016]
6,474,021 - Bleach (Shueisha/Tite Kubo) [2009]
6,351,508 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2015]
6,184,214 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2017]
5,956,540 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2008]
5,895,000 - The Quintessential Quintuplets (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [2019]
5,852,310 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [2017]
5,810,522 - Fullmetal Alchemist (Square Enix/Hiromu Arakawa) [2009]
5,739,526 - Fairy Tail (Kodansha/Hiro Mashima) [2010]
5,553,933 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2013]
5,505,179 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2014]
5,413,899 - Space Brothers (Kodansha/Chuya Koyama) [2012]
5,303,514 - Tokyo Ghoul:re (Shueisha/Sui Ishida) [2017]
5,235,963 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2018]
5,223,712 - Blue Exorcist (Shueisha/Kazue Kato) [2011]
5,214,085 - Slam Dunk (Shueisha/Takehiko Inoue) [2018]
5,204,193 - Bleach (Shueisha/Tite Kubo) [2010]
5,165,052 - Fullmetal Alchemist (Square Enix/Hiromu Arakawa) [2010]
5,115,373 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Kodansha/Nakaba Suzuki) [2016]
5,114,916 - My Hero Academia (Kohei Horikoshi) [2016]
5,067,939 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2017]
5,047,574 - My Hero Academia (Kohei Horioshi) [2019]
5,030,624 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2018]


Note: Yearly sales are recorded from December-November (the third week), similar to the box-office, not the standard January-December model.

And also note that you can't exactly compare the sales of the same manga year-to-year most of the time. Just because a series drops one year from the next doesn't necessarily mean it's losing popularity, especially if the decline is small. But if a downward trend continues for a few years, and at sharp declines, then that's a problem (i.e. The Seven Deadly Sins) for continued success.

Every series has some down years though, it's just natural, especially after seeing peaks during big story arcs or anime debuts.

And there are a couple factors that can cause sales to increase: 1. If an anime debuts or there's an ongoing anime that recently entered a big story arc, that can often increase the manga sales for awhile depending on the anime's reception. 2. And, if the manga series itself enters a big story arc, that too can often increase the sales for awhile.

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So One Piece in 2020 hasn't yet reached 5m+ sales? Are the sales also being impacted by a new rival in terms of Demon Slayer? I understand that Wano arc currently running is well received for it. Any predictions where one piece will land in 2020?


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It's at almost 3.8 million as of April 5th. The new volume was just released, so assuming it adds a further 700/800,000 over the next two months, and the backlog adds another 100,000 or so during that time, One Piece should be a little above 4.5 million at the half-year point in June. So around 9 million or maybe closer to 8.5 million for the whole year is the likely prediction right now.

This is, of course, assuming the virus doesn't impact the mangaka or publishers. To my knowledge, the manga industry is going unharmed so far this month, but Shueisha, the largest publisher, is delaying their first week of May releases due to the state of emergency going into early May. And one of those releases happens to be Demon Slayer Volume 20. Volume 19 sold almost 1.4 million copies of its initial 1.5 million print run in just three days back in February, and seeing as how the series isn't losing any steam and Shueisha almost certainly increasing the initial print count up to at least 2 million copies (probably even higher), retailers/convenience stores are going to be swamped when Volume 20 releases. Naturally, you can't have such a big release in the middle of stay-at-home orders.

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Weekly Video Game Sales (Top 20): 03.30-04.05

Software:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Title (Console/Developer) [Release]
01. 423,367 (3,031,784) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NSW/Nintendo) [03.20.20]
02. 189,490 (NEW) - Resident Evil 3 (PS4/Capcom) [04.03.20]
03. x18,333 (x94,331) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (PS4/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
04. x17,340 (x78,911) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (NSW/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
05. x14,171 (2,855,101) - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [04.28.17]
06. x12,257 (3,635,531) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW/Nintendo) [12.07.18]
07. x11,017 (3,553,541) - Pokemon Sword/Shield (NSW/Pokemon Co.) [11.15.19]
08. x9,045 (1,340,884) - Minecraft (NSW/Microsoft Game Studios) [06.21.18]
09. x8,566 (226,950) - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (NWS/Pokemon Co.) [03.06.20]
10. x8,496 (753,623) - Ring Fit Adventure (NSW/Nintendo) [10.18.19]
11. x8,356 (1,390,143) - Super Mario Party (NSW/Nintendo) [10.05.18]
12. x7,585 (NEW) - Kotoba no Puzzle: Mojipittan Encore (NSW/Bandai Namco) [04.02.20]
13. x7,365 (136,667) - Nioh 2 (PS4/Koei Tecmo) [03.12.20]
14. x6,522 (3,362,961) - Splatoon 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [07.21.17]
15. x5,056 (1,555,783) - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NSW/Nintendo) [03.03.17]
16. x5,027 (811,515) - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [01.11.19]
17. x4,272 (887,691) - Super Mario Maker 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [06.28.19]
18. x4,249 (190,296) - Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NSW/Nintendo) [12.27.19]
19. x3,688 (488,576) - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo (3DS/Nintendo) [11.23.16]
20. x3,583 (417,499) - Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (NSW/Bandai Namco) [07.25.19]


Hardware:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Console
01. 100,084 (2,109,557) - Nintendo Switch Lite
02. x54,556 (11,128,866) - Nintendo Switch
03. x13,419 (7,468,308) - Sony PlayStation 4
04. x6,116 (1,489,556) - Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
05. x1,172 (1,705,377) - Nintendo New 2DS XL
06. 58 (5,886,893) - Nintendo 3DS XL
07. 28 (x93,100) - Microsoft Xbox One S
08. 23 (x19,599) - Microsoft Xbox One X


I'm not going to lean too heavily into the various charts like with the manga sales (I don't have the data, and it'd require a ton of reseach), but I'll begin posting the Weekly Video Game Sales at the very least and maybe provide a list/chart or two in the future.

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Seems like the Demon Slayer movie will be a wide release with TOHO working with Aniplex to distribute it. Definitely a wise decision since the series is so popular and Aniplex alone probably wouldn't be able to get as many screens judging by past releases. Wonder how high it could go, could still be delayed from its current date.


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Aniplex releases typically don't get more than ~150 screens at most, so having Toho as the co-distributor is certainly a big advantage. It'll get over 300 locations for sure with Toho behind it.

The potential for a debut above ¥1 billion is easily there, and I'd be very surprised if it doesn't exceed that mark, and considerably so. Of course, a lot (everything) depends on the state of cinema come October.

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Weekend Ranking (Admissions): 04/11-12

01 (01) Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) Week 4
02 (02) Not Quite Dead (Shochiku) Week 4
03 (03) Parasite (Bitter's End) Week 14
04 (06) Fukushima 50 (Shochiku) Week 6
05 (05) Howling Village (Toei) Week 10
06 (04) Mask Ward (Warner Bros.) Week 6
07 (07) Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You (Toho) Week 4
08 (09) Midsommar (Phantom Film) Week 8
09 (08) Psycho Pass 3 - First Inspector (Toho Video Division) Week 3
10 (12) Captive State (Kino Films) Week 2


Here's the past Weekend's Top 10 ranked by admissions. As per the usual, no weekend figures were released this week due to theaters being closed in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures (which were also apart of the state of emergency declaration last Tuesday), which account for 80% of the national box-office. And when you take into account that some other theaters across the country have also closed, the box-office is down over 90%.

And for the first time, no cumulative totals were reported this week either. Everything is earning peanuts at this point though, so their totals are barely moving at this point, so it's not a total surprise.

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So here's the update schedule for this thread moving forward (unless Covid-19 has anything else to say):

Wednesdays: Weekend Box-Office (Admissions)
Fridays: Weekly Manga Sales
Saturdays: Weekly Video Game Sales

Of course, last Tuesday's state of emergency declaration in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures could greatly impact any or all of these in future updates, beyond just postponements/delays, but we'll find out as soon as this upcoming Friday/Saturday if so (the sales for the Final Fantasy VII remake will help determine any negative impact).

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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
“Don't forget to smile in any situation. As long as you are alive, there will be better things later, and there will be many.”


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Weekly Manga Sales (Top 30): 04.06-04.12

Rank / Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Title (Publisher/Author) [Release]
01. 363,174 (1,433,765) - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20]
02. 333,139 (NEW) - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20]
03. 147,035 (2,488,005) - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20]
04. 144,061 (2,710,366) - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19]
05. 134,073 (2,777,948) - Demon Slayer Vol. 08 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.17]
06. 130,057 (2,779,289) - Demon Slayer Vol. 07 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.04.17]
07. 124,995 (2,696,080) - Demon Slayer Vol. 15 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [04.04.19]
08. 124,348 (2,707,496) - Demon Slayer Vol. 16 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [07.04.19]
09. 124,025 (2,722,442) - Demon Slayer Vol. 14 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [01.04.19]
10. 122,820 (2,748,338) - Demon Slayer Vol. 11 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [06.04.18]
11. 122,743 (2,743,895) - Demon Slayer Vol. 12 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.03.18]
12. 122,423 (2,723,735) - Demon Slayer Vol. 17 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.19]
13. 120,050 (2,762,069) - Demon Slayer Vol. 09 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.17]
14. 119,482 (2,728,360) - Demon Slayer Vol. 13 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [11.02.18]
15. 119,228 (2,785,668) - Demon Slayer Vol. 02 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.04.16]
16. 118,190 (2,748,270) - Demon Slayer Vol. 10 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [03.02.18]
17. 115,474 (2,868,476) - Demon Slayer Vol. 01 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [06.03.16]
18. 113,562 (2,747,296) - Demon Slayer Vol. 03 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.16]
19. 112,917 (2,714,847) - Demon Slayer Vol. 04 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.02.16]
20. 111,128 (2,702,797) - Demon Slayer Vol. 06 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [05.02.17]
21. 110,969 (2,704,116) - Demon Slayer Vol. 05 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [03.03.17]
22. x85,267 (NEW) - This Croc Will Die in 100 Days (Shogakukan/Yuuki Kikuchi) [04.08.20]
23. x68,586 (138,580) - Black Clover Vol. 24 (Shueisha/Yuki Tabata) [04.03.20]
24. x66,227 (146,305) - Dragon Ball Super Vol. 12 (Shueisha/Akira Toriyama) [04.03.20]
25. x58,741 (123,885) - Dr. Stone Vol. 15 (Shueisha/Riichiro Inagaki) [04.03.20]
26. x45,359 (NEW) - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 Special Edition (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20]
27. x45,206 (NEW) - Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Vol.16 (Akita Shoten/Osamu Nishi) [04.08.20]
28. x44,029 (NEW) - 1-nichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchou Vol.8 (Kodansha/Tensei Hagiwara) [04.06.20]
29. x41,108 (359,292) - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 14 (Kodansha/Fuse) [03.27.20]
30. x37,861 (NEW) - Yowamushi Pedal Vol.66 (Akita Shoten/Wataru Watanabe) [04.08.20]


A bit of a disappointing first week for Attack on Titan Vol. 31. This is the series lowest first week sales since, I believe, Vol. 12, just prior to the series exploding back in 2013/2014. The series has been experiencing a decrease in sales over the past few years, but it's been relatively small compared to the drop-off Vol. 31 just had compared to the previous volume. And I don't really believe it's COVID-19 (state of emergency) related, certainly not on a large scale anyway since the other debuts are fine and the figures for all older releases are perfectly normal. Let's see if it achieves a strong second week, which can sometimes occur with manga sales.

Demon Slayer continues to completely dominate, with every volume still ranking in the Top 30 and roughly tripling their sales versus last week due to restocking. The series sold 2.34 million volumes combined this past week, bringing its 2020 yearly sales up to 37,146,543... It's now just 849,869 copies away from breaking the all-time yearly sales record set by One Piece back in 2011, and could claim that record as early as next week. It didn't even need the full year to break the record! Not even close to a full year, likely breaking it in a mere 21/22-weeks.


Biggest Debut Weeks (Top 15): 2020
01. 1,378,361 - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20]
02. 1,070,591 - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20]
03. 950,829 - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19]
04. 883,228 - One Piece Vol. 95 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [12.28.19]*
05. 516,405 - Attack on Titan Vol. 30 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [12.09.19]**
06. 475,771 - Kingdom Vol. 58 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [11.22.19]
07. 469,614 - Kingdom Vol. 57 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [03.19.20]
08. 378,498 - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20]**
09. 319,179 - Silver Spoon Vol. 15 (Shogakukan/Hiromu Arakawa) [02.18.20]
10. 312,762 - March Comes in Like a Lion Vol. 15 (Hakusensha/Chica Umino) [12.26.19]
11. 304,932 - My Hero Academia Vol. 25 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [12.04.19]
12. 288,727 - My Hero Academia Vol. 26 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [03.04.20]
13. 285,015 - One Punch Man Vol. 21 (Self-Published/One) [12.04.19]
14. 267,517 - Haikyuu!! Vol. 42 (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [03.04.20]
15. 265,221 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [03.04.20]


* = 2 day sales figure.
** = Special Edition included in debut.

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Best Selling Manga by Volume (Top 20): 2020 [11.19-04.12]

01. 2,710,366 - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#4] *
02. 2,488,005 - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#3]*
03. 1,903,914 - One Piece Vol. 95 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [12.28.19] *Returned to Weekly Top 50 [#43]
04. 1,443,765 - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#1]*
05. 849,818 - Attack on Titan Vol. 30 (Kodansha/Hajime Isoyama) [12.09.19]
06. 709,873 - Kingdom Vol. 56 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [11.19.19]
07. 682,165 - Kingdom Vol. 57 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [03.19.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#35]*
08. 533,973 - My Hero Academia Vol. 25 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [12.04.19]
09. 528,792 - Silver Spoon Vol. 15 (Shogakukan/Hiromu Arakawa) [02.18.20]
10. 520,156 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 17 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [01.04.20]
11. 508,533 - My Hero Academia Vol. 26 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [03.04.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#48]*
12. 508,086 - March Comes in Like a Lion Vol. 15 (Hakusensha/Chica Umino) [12.26.19]
13. 504,286 - One Punch Man Vol. 21 (Self-Published/One) [12.04.19]
14. 498,720 - The Quintessential Quintuplets Vol.13 (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [01.17.20]
15. 498,356 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [03.04.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#50]*
16. 495,110 - Haikyuu!! Vol. 41 (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [01.04.20]
17. 489,817 - Spy x Family Vol. 03 (Shueisha/Tatsuya Endo) [01.04.20]
18. 451,847 - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 13 (Kodansha/Fuse) [12.04.19]
19. 427,619 - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol.8 (Ichijinsha/) [12.13.19]
20. 426,453 - Detective Conan Vol. 97 (Shogakukan/Gosho Aoyama) [12.18.19]


Best Selling Manga by Series (Top 10): 2020 [11.19-04.12]

01. 37,146,543 - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge)
02. 4,246,853 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda)
03. 2,856,012 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi)
04. 2,630,263 - The Promised Neverland (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai)
05. 2,556,004 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara)
06. 2,494,407 - The Quintessential Quintuplets (Kodansha/Negi Haruba)
07. 2,124,664 - Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Square Enix/Iro Aida)
08. 2,034,067 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate)
09. 1,662,856 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama)
10. 1,292,772 - Spy x Family (Shueisha/Tatsuya Endo)


A few notes about these lists:

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01. Any title that's highlighted is currently in the Weekly Top 50, whether remaining there since being released or resurfacing on the most recent weekly sales chart.
02. Any title that's not highlighted has fallen outside the Weekly Top 50, and the sales figure is the total that it last appeared on the weekly sales chart.
03. And while most titles won't reappear back in the Weekly Top 50 after falling off, there are two common factors that can often cause sales to increase again: a. If the title(s) has an ongoing anime and it's entered an important/popular arc, this can sometimes drive the sales of the manga. b. If the manga series itself has entered an important/popular arc, then past volumes can often see an increase in sales.
04. Consider the Best Selling Manga by Series list to be rough, but pretty accurate estimates. The top six series are practically 100% accurate, but the bottom four are less so. A manga series typically has a new volume released every 3 months on average, so the month before a new volume is released tends to be quite low and some series can sometimes falls outside of tracking range for a few weeks and require a bit of estimating until data is released.

And finally, Half-Year Sales Data is released every June, so updated sales figures will be released then. In addition, Yearly Sales Data is released the last week of November, so everything will get updated again. then. Each volume and series will naturally go up from the last tracked figures.

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Weekly Video Game Sales (Top 20): 04.06-04.12

Software:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Title (Console/Developer) [Release]
01. 702,853 (NEW) - Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/Square Enix) [04.10.20]
02. 292,876 (3,324,660) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NSW/Nintendo) [03.20.20]
03. x34,698 (224,188) - Resident Evil 3 (PS4/Capcom) [04.03.20]
04. x14,171 (2,869,272) - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [04.28.17]
05. x13,204 (107,535) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (PS4/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
06. x11,921 (x90,832) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (NSW/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
07. x11,303 (3,646,834) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW/Nintendo) [12.07.18]
08. x9,249 (762,872) - Ring Fit Adventure (NSW/Nintendo) [10.18.19]
09. x9,037 (3,562,578) - Pokemon Sword/Shield (NSW/Pokemon Co.) [11.15.19]
10. x8,755 (1,398,898) - Super Mario Party (NSW/Nintendo) [10.05.18]
11. x8,192 (1,349,076) - Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Bundle (NSW/Microsoft Game Studios) [06.21.18]
12. x6,385 (233,335) - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (NWS/Pokemon Co.) [03.06.20]
13. x5,994 (3,368,915) - Splatoon 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [07.21.17]
14. x5,647 (1,561,430) - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NSW/Nintendo) [03.03.17]
15. x5,552 (817,067) - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [01.11.19]
16. x5,306 (141,973) - Nioh 2 (PS4/Koei Tecmo) [03.12.20]
17. x4,046 (194,342) - Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NSW/Nintendo) [12.27.19]
18. x3,880 (891,571) - Super Mario Maker 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [06.28.19]
19. x3,876 (492,452) - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo Version (3DS/Nintendo) [11.23.16]
20. x3,418 (420,917) - Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version (NSW/Bandai Namco) [07.25.19]


Hardware:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Console
01. x60,721 (7,629,029) - Sony PlayStation 4
02. x19,429 (11,148,295) - Nintendo Switch
03. x18,338 (1,507,894) - Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
04. x5,884 (2,115,441) - Nintendo Switch Lite
05. x1,517 (1,706,894) - Nintendo New 2DS XL
06. 97 (5,886,990) - Nintendo 3DS XL
07. 18 (x19,617) - Microsoft Xbox One X
08. 16 (x93,116) - Microsoft Xbox One S


Final Fantasy VII Remake enjoyed a strong debut in its first week, achieving the fourth highest debut for a PS4 title ever. Its first week sales only trailed Monster Hunter: World (1,245,169), Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (950,315) and Final Fantasy XV (716,649). It'll be very frontloaded, but should exceed the 1 million in sales mark.

On the hardware front, the PS4 consoles saw nice gains thanks to the release of the Final Fantasy VII remake. While the Nintendo Switch consoles suffered a sharp decline due to supply issues. Nintendo has said new stock will be appearing on shelves in the coming weeks.

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So, the state of emergency was expanded to include all prefectures last Thursday, and as a result, all theaters are now closed and the box-office rankings have been closed until things return to normal. The current declaration expires on May 6th, so we'll see if that date remains or if it gets extended. Confirmed cases have dropped over the past three days, so that's good news, but it's clearly too early to say how this could affect the date. Total cases reached 11,000 yesterday. Still an incredibly low number relative to the country's population and many, many other countries, but cases did see noticeable jumps this month.

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Weekly Manga Sales (Top 30): 04.13-04.19

Rank / Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Title (Publisher/Author) [Release]
01. 204,698 (NEW) - Detective Conan Vol. 98 (Shogakukan/Gosho Aoyama) [04.15.20]
02. 142,735 (475,874) - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20]
03. 123,735 (NEW) - The Quintessential Quintuplets Vol. 14 (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [04.17.20]
04. 122,052 (NEW) - The Quintessential Quintuplets Vol. 14 (Special Edition) (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [04.17.20]
05. 108,993 (1,542,758) - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20]
06. 102,183 (NEW) - Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Aka Akasaka) [04.17.20]
07. x60,257 (2,788,617) - Demon Slayer Vol. 13 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [11.02.18]
08. x60,230 (2,808,568) - Demon Slayer Vol. 11 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [06.04.18]
09. x60,220 (2,804,115) - Demon Slayer Vol. 12 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.03.18]
10. x59,128 (NEW) - Ace of Diamond: Act II Vol. 21 (Kodansha/Yuji Terajima) [04.17.20]
11. x58,473 (2,806,743) - Demon Slayer Vol. 10 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [03.02.18]
12. x58,000 (2,820,069) - Demon Slayer Vol. 09 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.17]
13. x57,597 (2,780,019) - Demon Slayer Vol. 14 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [01.04.19]
14. x56,991 (2,753,071) - Demon Slayer Vol. 15 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [04.04.19]
15. x54,881 (2,758,997) - Demon Slayer Vol. 05 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [03.03.17]
16. x54,680 (2,769,527) - Demon Slayer Vol. 04 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.02.16]
17. x53,863 (2,801,159) - Demon Slayer Vol. 03 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.16]
18. x53,812 (2,922,288) - Demon Slayer Vol. 01 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [06.03.16]
19. x53,725 (2,833,014) - Demon Slayer Vol. 07 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.04.17]
20. x53,253 (2,541,258) - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20]
21. x53,046 (2,838,714) - Demon Slayer Vol. 02 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [08.04.16]
22. x52,639 (2,760,135) - Demon Slayer Vol. 16 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [07.04.19]
23. x52,452 (2,830,400) - Demon Slayer Vol. 08 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.17]
24. x52,157 (2,754,954) - Demon Slayer Vol. 06 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [05.02.17]
25. x51,303 (2,775,738) - Demon Slayer Vol. 17 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [10.04.19]
26. x49,525 (NEW) - Major 2nd Vol. 19 (Shogakukan/ Takuya Mitsuda) [04.16.20]
27. x47,490 (2,757,856) - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19]
28. x46,403 (NEW) - Jojolion Vol. 23 (Shueisha/Hirohiko Araki) [04.17.20]
29. x39,731 (NEW) - My Boy in Blue Vol. 16 (Kodansha/Maki Miyoshi) [04.13.20]
30. x39,616 (NEW) - Defying Kurosaki-kun Vol. 16 (Kodansha/Makino) [04.13.20]


Detective Conan Vol. 98 take the #1 spot, but its debut is a bit lower than recent volumes, and it would have settled for second if Vol. 14 of The Quintessential Quintuplets didn't receive a special edition release. And speaking of The Quintessential Quintuplets, its 14th volume combined sales topping 245,000 is pretty impressive and higher than the previous volume.

But in bigger news, Demon Slayer continued its dominating ways with all nineteen of its released volumes still in the Top 30, selling a total of 1,044,989 copies combined. Why is that number important? Because it brings the series 2020 yearly sales to a new record-breaking 38,191,494 copies, beating One Piece's 37,996,373 copies sold back in 2011. And even more impressively, Demon Slayer broke the yearly sales record in only its 21st week of the year. It still has 31-weeks remaining and is undoubtedly on course to exceed 50 million copies (I honestly think it could do 60 million) in just a one-year period.

The series will be approaching (maybe exceeding) 100 million copies after just four-years of serialization, and while I don't have the data available, I have to imagine it'll become the fastest selling series to reach 100 million copies.


Biggest Debut Weeks (Top 15): 2020
01. 1,378,361 - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20]
02. 1,070,591 - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20]
03. 950,829 - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19]
04. 883,228 - One Piece Vol. 95 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [12.28.19]*
05. 516,405 - Attack on Titan Vol. 30 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [12.09.19]**
06. 475,771 - Kingdom Vol. 58 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [11.22.19]
07. 469,614 - Kingdom Vol. 57 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [03.19.20]
08. 378,498 - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20]**
09. 319,179 - Silver Spoon Vol. 15 (Shogakukan/Hiromu Arakawa) [02.18.20]
10. 312,762 - March Comes in Like a Lion Vol. 15 (Hakusensha/Chica Umino) [12.26.19]
11. 304,932 - My Hero Academia Vol. 25 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [12.04.19]
12. 288,727 - My Hero Academia Vol. 26 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [03.04.20]
13. 285,015 - One Punch Man Vol. 21 (Self-Published/One) [12.04.19]
14. 267,517 - Haikyuu!! Vol. 42 (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [03.04.20]
15. 265,221 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [03.04.20]


* = 2 day sales figure.
** = Special Edition included in debut.

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Best Selling Manga by Volume (Top 20): 2020 [11.19-04.19]

01. 2,757,856 - Demon Slayer Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [12.04.19] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#27]*
02. 2,541,258 - Demon Slayer Vol. 19 (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [02.02.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#20]*
03. 1,903,914 - One Piece Vol. 95 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [12.28.19]
04. 1,542,758 - One Piece Vol. 96 (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [04.03.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#5]*
05. 849,818 - Attack on Titan Vol. 30 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [12.09.19]
06. 709,873 - Kingdom Vol. 56 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [11.19.19]
07. 701,278 - Kingdom Vol. 57 (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [03.19.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#43]*
08. 533,973 - My Hero Academia Vol. 25 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [12.04.19]
09. 528,792 - Silver Spoon Vol. 15 (Shogakukan/Hiromu Arakawa) [02.18.20]
10. 521,233 - Attack on Titan Vol. 31 (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [04.09.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#2]*
11. 520,156 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 17 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [01.04.20]
12. 508,533 - My Hero Academia Vol. 26 (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [03.04.20]
13. 508,086 - March Comes in Like a Lion Vol. 15 (Hakusensha/Chica Umino) [12.26.19]
14. 504,286 - One Punch Man Vol. 21 (Self-Published/One) [12.04.19]
15. 498,720 - The Quintessential Quintuplets Vol.13 (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [01.17.20]
16. 498,356 - The Promised Neverland Vol. 18 (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [03.04.20]
17. 495,110 - Haikyuu!! Vol. 41 (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [01.04.20]
18. 489,817 - Spy x Family Vol. 03 (Shueisha/Tatsuya Endo) [01.04.20]
19. 451,847 - That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 13 (Kodansha/Fuse) [12.04.19]
20. 427,619 - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol.8 (Ichijinsha/) [12.13.19]


Best Selling Manga by Series (Top 10): 2020 [11.19-04.19]

01. 38,191,494 (New Yearly Record) - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge)
02. 4,444,933 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda)
03. 2,937,431 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi)
04. 2,839,928 - The Quintessential Quintuplets (Kodansha/Negi Haruba)
05. 2,713,301 - The Promised Neverland (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai)
06. 2,693,410 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara)
07. 2,154,664 - Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Square Enix/Iro Aida)
08. 2,126,822 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate)
09. 1,846,216 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama)
10. 1,302,772 - Spy x Family (Shueisha/Tatsuya Endo)


A few notes about these lists:

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01. Any title that's highlighted is currently in the Weekly Top 50, whether remaining there since being released or resurfacing on the most recent weekly sales chart.
02. Any title that's not highlighted has fallen outside the Weekly Top 50, and the sales figure is the total that it last appeared on the weekly sales chart.
03. And while most titles won't reappear back in the Weekly Top 50 after falling off, there are two common factors that can often cause sales to increase again: a. If the title(s) has an ongoing anime and it's entered an important/popular arc, this can sometimes drive the sales of the manga. b. If the manga series itself has entered an important/popular arc, then past volumes can often see an increase in sales.
04. Consider the Best Selling Manga by Series list to be rough, but pretty accurate estimates. The top six series are practically 100% accurate, but the bottom four are less so. A manga series typically has a new volume released every 3 months on average, so the month before a new volume is released tends to be quite low and some series can sometimes falls outside of tracking range for a few weeks and require a bit of estimating until data is released.

And finally, Half-Year Sales Data is released every June, so updated sales figures will be released then. In addition, Yearly Sales Data is released the last week of November, so everything will get updated again. then. Each volume and series will naturally go up from the last tracked figures.

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Best Yearly Selling Manga by Series (5 Million+ Copies): 2008-Present

38,191,494 (NEW RECORD) - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [2020] *As Of Week 21/52*
37,996,373 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2011]
32,373,809 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2010]
23,464,866 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2012]
_________
18,151,599 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2013]
15,933,801 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2013]
14,721,241 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2009]
14,102,521 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2015]
12,314,326 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2016]
12,057,628 - Demon Slayer (Shueisha/Koyoharu Gotouge) [2019]
11,885,957 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2014]
11,728,368 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2014]
11,495,532 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2017]
10,304,112 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Kodansha/Nakaba Suzuki) [2015]
10,134,232 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2019]
_________
8,778,048 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2015]
8,746,081 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2013]
8,605,861 - Assassination Classroom (Shueisha/Yusei Matsui) [2015]
8,569,215 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2015]
8,283,709 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2014]
8,113,317 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2018]
8,070,446 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2012]
7,661,361 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2019]
7,434,745 - The Promised Neverland (Shueisha/Kaiu Shirai) [2019]
7,409,068 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2010]
7,151,001 - Magi (Shogakukan/Shinobu Ohtaka) [2013]
_________
6,946,003 - Tokyo Ghoul (Shueisha/Sui Ishida) [2014]
6,887,192 - Assassination Classroom (Shueisha/Yusei Matsui) [2016]
6,874,840 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2011]
6,836,494 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2009]
6,729,439 - Kuroko's Basketball (Shueisha/Tadatoshi Fujimaki) [2014]
6,718,185 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [2018]
6,662,781 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2017]
6,595,968 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2016]
6,572,813 - Kimi ni Todoke (Shueisha/Karuho Shiina) [2010]
6,544,081 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2016]
6,495,240 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2012]
6,474,394 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2016]
6,474,021 - Bleach (Shueisha/Tite Kubo) [2009]
6,351,508 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2015]
6,184,214 - Kingdom (Shueisha/Yasuhisa Hara) [2017]
5,956,540 - One Piece (Shueisha/Eiichiro Oda) [2008]
5,895,000 - The Quintessential Quintuplets (Kodansha/Negi Haruba) [2019]
5,852,310 - My Hero Academia (Shueisha/Kohei Horikoshi) [2017]
5,810,522 - Fullmetal Alchemist (Square Enix/Hiromu Arakawa) [2009]
5,739,526 - Fairy Tail (Kodansha/Hiro Mashima) [2010]
5,553,933 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2013]
5,505,179 - Naruto (Shueisha/Masashi Kisimoto) [2014]
5,413,899 - Space Brothers (Kodansha/Chuya Koyama) [2012]
5,303,514 - Tokyo Ghoul:re (Shueisha/Sui Ishida) [2017]
5,235,963 - Attack on Titan (Kodansha/Hajime Isayama) [2018]
5,223,712 - Blue Exorcist (Shueisha/Kazue Kato) [2011]
5,214,085 - Slam Dunk (Shueisha/Takehiko Inoue) [2018]
5,204,193 - Bleach (Shueisha/Tite Kubo) [2010]
5,165,052 - Fullmetal Alchemist (Square Enix/Hiromu Arakawa) [2010]
5,115,373 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Kodansha/Nakaba Suzuki) [2016]
5,114,916 - My Hero Academia (Kohei Horikoshi) [2016]
5,067,939 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2017]
5,047,574 - My Hero Academia (Kohei Horioshi) [2019]
5,030,624 - Haikyuu!! (Shueisha/Haruichi Furudate) [2018]


Note: Yearly sales are recorded from December-November (the third week), similar to the box-office, not the standard January-December model.

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Weekly Video Game Sales (Top 20): 04.13-04.19

Software:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Title (Console/Developer) [Release]
01. 286,586 (3,611,246) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NSW/Nintendo) [03.20.20]
02. x70,652 (773,505) - Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/Square Enix) [04.10.20]
03. x13,313 (2,882,585) - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [04.28.17]
04. x12,247 (236,435) - Resident Evil 3 (PS4/Capcom) [04.03.20]
05. x9,034 (3,655,868) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW/Nintendo) [12.07.18]
06. x8,682 (116,217) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (PS4/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
07. x8,080 (x98,912) - One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (NSW/Bandai Namco) [03.26.20]
08. x8,005 (1,406,903) - Super Mario Party (NSW/Nintendo) [10.05.18]
09. x7,915 (3,570,493) - Pokemon Sword/Shield (NSW/Pokemon Co.) [11.15.19]
10. x7,154 (1,356,230) - Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Bundle (NSW/Microsoft Game Studios) [06.21.18]
11. x5,998 (3,374,913) - Splatoon 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [07.21.17]
12. x4,705 (821,772) - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NSW/Nintendo) [01.11.19]
13. x4,621 (237,956) - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (NWS/Pokemon Co.) [03.06.20]
14. x4,410 (146,383) - Nioh 2 (PS4/Koei Tecmo) [03.12.20]
15. x4,332 (1,565,762) - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NSW/Nintendo) [03.03.17]
16. x4,302 (NEW) - Olympia Soiree (NSW/Idea Factory) [04.16.20]
17. x3,774 (454,724) - Monster Hunter World: Icebourne Master Edition (PS4/Capcom) [09.06.19]
18. x3,757 (302,285) - Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (NSW/Sega) [11.01.19]
19. x3,720 (766,592) - Ring Fit Adventure (NSW/Nintendo) [10.18.19]
20. x3,343 (197,685) - Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NSW/Nintendo) [12.27.19]


Hardware:
Rank - Weekly Sales (Cumulative Sales) - Console
01. x23,606 (7,552,625) - Sony PlayStation 4
02. x19,273 (11,167,569) - Nintendo Switch
03. x10,894 (1,498,788) - Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
04. x8,601 (2,124,042) - Nintendo Switch Lite
05. x1,457 (1,708,351) - Nintendo New 2DS XL
06. 114 (5,887,104) - Nintendo 3DS XL
07. 31 (x19,639) - Microsoft Xbox One X
08. 22 (x93,147) - Microsoft Xbox One S


Slow sales week, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons barely dropped compared to last week, and will become the #1 top selling Nintendo Switch game in Japan next week, and it only took five-weeks in release. 4 million is a very, very hard figure to reach, to my knowledge only around 10 or so games have ever hit that mark (physically), but New Horizons is going to reach that mark with relative ease. Can it reach 5 million?

I don't know the full is list of best-selling games of all-time in the market off the top of my head, but I'm quite certain that 5 million would get it near the all-time top 5. I'll do some research and post the Best Selling Video Games of All-Time in Japan sometime tomorrow. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Sword/Shield and Splatoon 2 (approaching 3-years in release) which are all still charting on the sales chart are likely to make an appearance on a top 20/25 list, too.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons also made history worldwide, according to Nielsen Data, by selling over 5 million digital copies in the month of March alone (only 10 days in release), the highest number of digital sales for any video game in a single month, besting the multi-platform Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

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Hi Corpose, Oricon has Detective Conan selling 236K copies instead of 206K during that period and also the rest of the rankings and numbers are different. Can you clarify which data is the correct one?
https://twitter.com/WSJ_manga/status/12 ... 3576733696
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That chart is for the top 10 weekly sales (from 04.13-19) for each series. The Detective Conan series sold 236,550 that week, while the latest volume sold 204,698 in its debut. The past volumes (or backlog) accounted for 31,852 of the series weekly sales.

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Best Selling Video Games of All-Time (Japan) [3 Million Units+]:

01. 10.22 million - Pokemon Red/Blue/Green (GB/Pokemon Co.) [02.27.96]
02. 7.20 million - Pokemon Gold/Silver (GB/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.99]
03. 6.81 million - Super Mario Bros. (NES/Nintendo) [09.13.85]
04. 6.50 million - New Super Mario Bros. (DS/Nintendo) [05.25.06]
05. 6.04 million - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.22.06]
06. 5.66 million - Pokemon Black/White (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.18.10]
07. 5.40 million - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.02]
08. 5.33 million - Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS/Nintendo) [11.23.05]
09. 5.32 million - Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (DS/Nintendo) [12.29.05]
10. 4.95 million - Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS/Nintendo) [11.08.12]
11. 4.87 million - Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP/Capcom) [12.01.10]
12. 4.70 million - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii/Nintendo) [12.03.09]
13. 4.40 million - Pokemon X/Y (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [10.12.13]
14. 4.35 million - Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS/Square Enix) [07.11.09]
15. 4.24 million - Tetris (GB/Nintendo) [06.14.89]
16. 4.19 million - Super Mario Land (GB/Nintendo) [04.21.89]
17. 4.16 million - Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS/Nintendo) [05.19.05]
18. 4.13 million - Mario Kart DS (DS/Nintendo) [12.18.05]
18. 4.13 million - Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP/Capcom) [03.27.08]
20. 4.10 million - Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden (PS1/Square Enix) 08.26.00]
21. 4.00 million - Final Fantasy VII (PS1/Square Enix) [02.11.96]
22. 3.96 million - Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.12.09]
23. 3.84 million - Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES/Nintendo) [10.23.88]
24. 3.82 million - Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [11.18.16]
25. 3.81 million - Super Mario Kart (SNES/Nintendo) [08.27.92]
26. 3.80 million - Mario Kart Wii (Wii/Nintendo) [04.10.08]
26. 3.80 million - Dragon Quest III: And Thus into the Legend (NES/Square Enix) [02.10.88]
28. 3.77 million - Wii Sports (Wii/Nintendo) [12.02.06]
29. 3.70 million - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2/Square Enix) [11.27.04]
30. 3.67 million - Tomadachi Collection (DS/Nintendo) [06.18.09]
31. 3.66 million - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW/Nintendo) [12.07.18] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#5]*
32. 3.64 million - Final Fantasy VIII (PS1/Square Enix) [02.11.99]
33. 3.61 million - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NSW/Nintendo) [03.20.20] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#1]*
34. 3.60 million - Wii Fit (Wii/Nintendo) [12.01.07]
35. 3.57 million - Pokemon Sword/Shield (NSW/Pokemon Co.) [11.15.19] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#9]*
36. 3.55 million - Super Mario World (SNES/Nintendo) [11.21.90]
37. 3.44 million - Monster Hunter 4 (3DS/Capcom) [09.13.14]
38. 3.37 million - Splatoon 2 (NSW/Nintendo) [07.21.17] *Still in Weekly Top 50 [#11]*
39. 3.29 million - Wii Sports Resort (Wii/Nintendo) [06.25.09]
40. 3.19 million - Yo-Kai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (DS/Level 5) [07.10.14]
40. 3.19 million - Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (SNES/Square Enix) [12.09.95]
42. 3.16 million - Pokemon Black 2/White 2 (DS/Pokemon Co.) [06.23.12]
43. 3.15 million - Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.14]
43. 3.15 million - Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green (GBA/Pokemon Co.) [01.29.04]
45. 3.12 million - Pokemon Yellow (GB/Pokemon Co.) [09.12.98]
46. 3.03 million - Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (NES/Square Enix) [02.11.90]
47. 3.00 million - Mario Kart 7 (3DS/Nintendo) [12.01.11]
48. 3.00 million - Donkey Kong Country (SNES/Nintendo) [11.26.94]


Note: Sales figures vary a bit, so I cross-checked and selected the most commonly agreed (reported, anyway) upon figure. Still, I'd consider most to be "estimated" figures.

The Nintendo Switch has several games that have now sold over 3 million copies, all highlighted above, and each of them are still charting on the weekly sales chart. And they continue to chart very well, too, often ranking within the top 10/15 every week.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has only been out for a month, but it's already above 3.6 million and is going to cross 4 million in just a couple weeks. It's still a newer release, but at this pace, I don't see how it doesn't exceed 5 million. And perhaps it could go even higher. We'll have to wait and see.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Sword/Shield are probably going to eventually reach 4 million+. And Splatoon 2 should eventually reach 3.5 million.

And before long, probably near the end of this summer, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will reach 3 million. It, too, despite being three-years old now, continues to regularly rank in the top 10 on the weekly sales chart.

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Corpse wrote:
That chart is for the top 10 weekly sales (from 04.13-19) for each series. The Detective Conan series sold 236,550 that week, while the latest volume sold 204,698 in its debut. The past volumes (or backlog) accounted for 31,852 of the series weekly sales.

Thanks Corpse. Looking at the manga sales, TV ratings and movie box office performance, what would you say are the top 3 IPs right now overall?
For example, One Piece does so well in manga sales but Conan beats it in anime TV weekly rankings and movie box office performance and as a total franchise box office gross. Same with Dragon Ball Super and Attack on Titan which have been strong in one medium much more than the other, while stuff like Sazae-san and Maruko have no strong manga sales and no box office performance/presence/success but are consistently stronger than Doraemon, Conan and One Piece in weekly TV ratings.
So looking at these 3 metrics of success overall (Box office, TV ratings and manga sales), which 3 IPs do you feel have achieved the most success overall?


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Tough question. I don't think there's a clear answer, but Demon Slayer is probably #1 at this current time, as it's absolutely dominating every form of media its name is on right now.

I just read that the anime's (season 1 concluding last September) opening song went triple-platinum in Japan recently, to become the best selling anime single of all-time (of. all. time.) And it's even beating One Piece in manga sales right now, and pretty easily. It might reach 100 million copies sold after just four-years of serialization, which would be the fastest on record. Once it expands to more forms of media (e.g. some video games are in development now, a console release and mobile release, and a movie is being release this fall), it'll be something to really watch. Whenever its third season (second season is planned to be the film adaptation this fall) is released, presumably in 2021, it could see monstrous TV ratings.

On a more broad, overall scale:

Clearly, One Piece is #1 in terms of manga sales, and I really don't believe anything will ever compare. (Yes, Demon Slayer is doing incredible, record-breaking sales right now, but is it going to sell 400, 500 million copies in the years to come? Probably not.) One Piece has sold around 474 million copies now, which is just about double anything other manga series. And to put that figure into perspective, it's only ~9 million away from surpassing Batman for the #2 spot on the all-time overall comic series sales chart.

In terms of TV ratings, both Sazae-san and Maruko-chan are the go-to anime for young children and families to watch together, so they're always (Detective Conan sometimes beats Maruko-chan) atop the TV ratings each week due to the family audience. I'd give Sazae-san the TV rating award for #1 series since it's almost always (like, 99% of the time) #1 every week and has been airing weekly since 1969 with around 3,000 episodes now. Other anime that rank well in TV ratings like Doraemon, Detective Conan, One Piece, etc. are more fan-driven, so their TV viewing audience is more limited.

And for box-office, it has to go to Detective Conan. Other than Pokemon, which it will likely surpass in the future, it's the biggest animated film franchise overall, its recent releases have grossed more than any Pokemon film or any other non-Ghibi/Disney/Shinkai animated film in the market.

I think you have to consider more than just those three categories though, and include every type of media the franchise has its name in (video games, CDs, home video releases, rentals, general merchandise, etc.). If you do that, then Pokemon is #1 because it's the biggest media franchise in the world, not just in Japan. Granted, it's #1 because there isn't a form of media it's not apart of. I wouldn't rank it in the top 3 in Japan at this time though, given its popularity has waned over the past decade, but it's still pretty high up there.

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Thanks Corpse for the analysis.
If we don't include Pokemon in Japan's current top 3, I guess we can make an argument for a Demon Slayer/One Piece/Detective Conan top 3.
Since these are the only 3 IPs with strong presence in more than 1 medium, wheras stuff like Maruko and Titan etc not having except 1 main media strength...


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The Weekly Video Games Sales Chart for 04.20-26 will be posted tomorrow, but until then, here's an additional chart, the biggest first week sales, for the video games sales chart postings.

Biggest First Week Sales of All-Time (Japan, 1994-Present) [1 Million Units+]:

01. 2,637,285 - Pokemon Black/White (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.18.10]
02. 2,504,044 - Final Fantasy VIII (PS1/Square) [02.11.99]
03. 2,343,440 - Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS/Square Enix) [07.11.09]
04. 2,236,881 - Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2/Square Enix) [11.27.04]
05. 2,146,467 - Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP/Capcom) [12.01.10]
06. 2,096,050 - Pokemon X/Y (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [10.12.13]
07. 2,080,806 - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4,3DS/Square Enix) [07.29.17]
08. 2,034,879 - Final Fantasy VII (PS1/Square) [01.31.97]
09. 1,954,421 - Final Fantasy IX (PS1/Square) [07.07.00]
10. 1,905,107 - Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [11.18.16]
11. 1,880,626 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NSW/Nintendo) [03.20.20]
12. 1,875,115 - Monster Hunter 4 (3DS/Capcom) [09.14.13]
13. 1,862,065 - Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (PS1/Enix) [08.26.00]
14. 1,840,397 - Final Fantasy XII (PS2/Square Enix) [03.16.06]
15. 1,749,737 - Final Fantasy X (PS2/Square Enix) [07.19.01]
16. 1,618,621 - Pokemon Black 2/White 2 (DS/Pokemon Co.) [06.23.12]
17. 1,617,949 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS/Capcom) [10.11.14]
18. 1,586,360 - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.22.06]
19. 1,542,104 - Monster Hunter Generations (3DS/Capcom) [11.28.15]
20. 1,534,593 - Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.14]
21. 1,516,532 - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/Square Enix) [12.17.09]
22. 1,472,914 - Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2/Square Enix) [03.13.03]
23. 1,425,768 - Pokemon Gold/Silver (GB/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.99]
24. 1,408,980 - Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS/Pokemon Co.) [09.12.09]
25. 1,389,733 - Resident Evil 2 (PS1/Capcom) [01.29.98]
26. 1,364,544 - Pokemon Sword/Shield (NSW/Pokemon Co.) [11.15.19]
27. 1,350,412 - Monster Hunter: World (PS4/Capcom) [01.26.18]
28. 1,281,096 - Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits/Fleshy Souls (3DS/Level 5) [07.10.14]
29. 1,274,857 - Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (SNES/Enix) [12.09.95]
30. 1,245,003 - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA/Pokemon Co.) [11.21.02]
31. 1,238,358 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NSW/Nintendo) [12.07.18]
32. 1,228,599 - Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Jounouchi Deck/Yugi Deck/Kaiba Deck (GB/Konami) [12.07.00]
33. 1,211,918 - Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS/Level 5) [12.13.14]
34. 1,199,814 - Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon (3DS/Pokemon Co.) [11.17.17]
35. 1,048,925 - Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Blade *Remake* (PS2/Square Enix) [03.25.04]
36. 1,014,584 - Monster Hunter XX (3DS/Capcom) [03.18.17]
37. 1,005,020 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1/Capcom) [09.22.99]


Sales Source: Famitsu.

The list is overwhelmingly dominated by Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Monster Hunter, so when a game outside of those four franchises does sell over 1 million copes in their first week (or close to that mark), such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons doing a whopping 1.88 million last month (biggest debut ever outside of the aforementioned franchises by a considerable margin), it's a significant accomplishment. And when Yo-Kai Watch 2 and its follow-up (Psychic Specters) broke 1.2 million in its first week, one can better understand why the franchise was seen as perhaps the "new Pokemon" for awhile.

It's also worth noting that Dragon Quest XI, which interestingly enough I started playing on the Switch (definitive version release) just last week, is the only game that has ever sold over 1 million copies (2 million in its case) in its first week that began as a multi-platform (PS4, 3DS) debut upon its initial release. Every other game on the list was a platform exclusive.

Several of the titles listed have received re-releases/remakes or received releases on other platforms months/years after their initial release, but only Dragon Quest XI debuted as a multi-platform release.

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