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Gundam UC 1 is New #1 Anime BD in 1st-Week Sales (Updated)

posted on 2010-03-16 15:58 EDT
Newest Gundam's 1st BD sells 56,000, trails only Michael Jackson's This Is It in Japan

The first volume of Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam UC video anime series has sold 56,000 Blu-ray Discs since March 8 to top both Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) and Summer Wars as the #1 anime Blu-ray in first-week sales in Japan. Evangelion: 1.11 sold 49,000 copies in its first week of sales last year, and Summer Wars sold 54,000 earlier this month. Gundam UC is now the #2 Blu-ray overall in first-week sales; Michael Jackson's This Is It music documentary film is the only Blu-ray Disc to sell more copies than Summer Wars.

According to the Oricon survey firm, Gundam UC #1 also topped the overall weekly DVD ranking chart with 30,000 units. It is the third anime release to top both the overall weekly DVD chart and the overall weekly Blu-ray chart, after Summer Wars and 2008's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2's first volume.

Bandai Visual released the first Blu-ray volume of Gundam UC simultaneously in Japan and overseas with Japanese and English dubbing, as well as Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Chinese subtitles.

Source: Oricon, animeanime.jp

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

Update: Bandai Visual announced on Wednesday that it shipped 75,000 Blu-rays of the first volume of Gundam UC. It also shipped 35,000 DVDs for a total of 110,000 on both formats. Source: animeanime.jp


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