News Evangelion:2.22 is Japan's #1 BD for 3rd Week in a Row
posted on 2010-06-16 05:37 EDT
Oricon Communications reports that Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) has sold 14,000 more copies during the June 7-13 week to top the Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the third week in a row. The second film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-film remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series has now sold 411,000 copies — the most copies for any Blu-ray release in Japan. (In its first week of sales, the film had already topped the previous record holder, the 351,000 copies of Michael Jackson's This Is It film.)
The film also sold 337,440 copies on DVD, for a grand total of DVD and Blu-ray copies approaching 750,000. The Nikkan Sports newspaper reported that King Records shipped over 1 million DVDs and Blu-ray Discs as of Monday.
Source: AV Watch
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