News USA Today Booklist, December 31–January 6
posted on 2008-01-11 12:15 EST
After returning to USA Today's Top 150 Best-Selling Books list in the final full week of 2007, the three most recent volumes of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga were still showing significant staying power in the first week of the new year. Volume 27, which jumped to #78 a week ago, yielded just a few spots. It ranked at #87, closely followed by volume 26 at #93. In the same week, volume 25 moved down only two spots on the list to #115.
Of the 27 volumes of the manga that Viz Media has published in English so far, 24 have made it onto USA Today's list. The longest a Naruto book has spent on the list was ten weeks, in the case of volume 10. It was Naruto volume 8, however, that rose the highest on the list. For one of its eight weeks on the list, it was ranked #21.
USA Today's list is based on weekly sales at over 4,700 independent, chain, discount and online booksellers, including Amazon.com, B. Dalton, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Hudson Books, Waldenbooks, and others.
follow-up of USA Today Booklist, December 24–30