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The first Blu-ray Disc volume of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series sold about 22,000 copies on its first day on Oricon's daily Blu-ray Disc ranking chart on April 27. The volume is already the #1 selling anime Blu-ray Disc of the January television anime season. The DVD version of the same volume was #6 on Oricon's overall daily DVD ranking chart for April 26 — the day before it officially went on sale — and #7 for April 27. (On both days, the DVD for the Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower film outsold it.)
The previous top-selling Blu-ray of the January anime season, the first Infinite Stratos volume, sold 10,000 Blu-ray Discs in its first day. Infinite Stratos #1 eventually sold 22,000 Blu-ray Discs and 7,794 DVDs in its first week.
The sales have been brisk for the first Madoka Magica volume despite a recall that Aniplex announced on its second official day of sales. The recall applies to the limited complete edition Blu-ray and DVD as well as the regular edition DVD. There was a mistake in the dialogue of the second episode (at the timecode 29:21-29:22) on the main disc, as well as a mistake in the lyrics of the ending character song "Mata Ashita" in the limited edition's booklet. To receive replacements, customers must return just the disc (and the booklet for the limited edition) to the address listed on the website. Aniplex will begin sending the replacements in late May.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web