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2008's Top-Selling DVDs in Japan (Overall) - Updated

posted on 2008-12-20 10:40 EST
Evangelion:1.0 sells 297,927; KANJANI 8, Macross F, Golden Eggs, Rookies rank

The survey firm Oricon has announced its top rankings for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs sold between December 2007 and December 2008.

Overall DVDs


Most Copies
Transformers Special Collectors' Edition
364,876 copies


Most Money Earned
47 by KANJANI Eight
1.97 billion yen (about US$22 million)


Music DVDs


Most Copies
47 by KANJANI Eight
282,041 copies


Most Money Earned
47 by KANJANI Eight
1.97 billion yen (US$22 million)


Most Money Earned by an Artist/Group
KANJANI Eight
1.98 billion yen (US$22.2 million)


Western Film DVDs


Most Copies
Transformers Special Collectors' Edition
364,876 copies


Japanese Film DVDs


Most Copies
Hero
223,813 copies


Anime/Special Effects DVDs


Most Copies
The World of GOLDEN EGGS Vol. 01
97,292 copies


Theatrical Anime DVDs


Most Copies
Evangelion:1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
297,927 copies


TV Drama DVDs


Most Copies
Rookies Omote Box
63,000 copies


Variety/Comedy DVDs


Most Copies
Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai Yaara Hen de!! Downtown Kessei 25-Nen Kinen DVD Eikyū Hozon Edition #10 by Masatoshi Hamada, Hitoshi Matsumoto
194,872 copies


Idol/Image DVDs


Most Copies
My color by Takeru Satoh
6,000 copies


Blu-ray Discs


Most Copies
Macross Frontier #1
35,000 copies

Source: Oricon


Update: Takeru Satoh's spelling corrected. Thanks, lithiumflower.

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, December 16-22 (2008-12-23 23:57)
follow-up of Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, December 9-15

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