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Gundam Leads Bandai Visual Franchises with 12 Million

posted on 2007-05-07 15:33 EDT
Ultraman, Patlabor, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell also top list in copies sold

Bandai Visual had made public the Japanese home video sales of its main franchises, as led by Mobile Suit Gundam's 11.9 million volumes. The company updated the frequently asked questions on its website's investor relations section Monday with the following list of its main franchises' domestic sales:

Franchise First Video Release Copies Sold in Millions
Mobile Suit Gundam December 1987 11.90
Ultraman January 1988 5.78
Mobile Police Patlabor April 1988 1.70
Ghost in the Shell March 1996 1.70
Cowboy Bebop October 1998 0.95

The sales figures above are current as of February of 2006. Overall, Bandai Visual holds 498 series which total 1,588 hours of footage. Every year on average, the company adds an additional 30 series and 100 hours. According to animeanime.jp, the three recent Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion DVDs have sold 220,000 copies.


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