News
Diamond Lists 2009's Top Market Shares, Graphic Novels

posted on 2010-01-14 12:05 EST
Dark Horse stays at #3, only 1 volume of manga makes top 100

Diamond Comics Distributors announced its top publisher market shares and its top 500 graphic novels of 2009 on Tuesday.

Diamond provides comic book specialty retailers with wholesale, non-returnable comic books and related merchandise. The numbers are based on total sales of comics, graphic novels, and magazines to comic book specialty stores in 2009.

The Diamond rankings may not reflect the overall sales rankings at all bookstores throughout North America. The direct market accounts for only a small percentage of all manga sold in North America. Tokyopop's then VP sales and distribution Steve Kleckner said in 2005 that direct market sales make up only 12 to 15 percent of Tokyopop's total manga sales.

By publisher, Dark Horse Comics came in at #3 with 4.05 percent of the market share. According to Newsarama, the Dark Horse market share is down 1 percent from 2008.

Viz Media came in at #8 with .81 percent, Random House (Del Rey) came in at #17 with .24 percent, and Tokyopop came in at #18 with .24 percent. Marvel and DC again dominated sales with a combined total of 77.85 percent of the market share.

The only manga volume to make the top 100 graphic novels of 2009 rankings was Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto volume 41, which made the list at #100. The other manga volumes that made the top 500 are listed below. Twenty-five Viz volumes, 12 Dark Horse Comics volumes, 3 Del Rey volumes and 2 Tokyopop volumes made the list:

100. Naruto #41
106. Naruto #43
114. Naruto #45
118. Naruto #34
121. Naruto #40
122. Naruto #44
132. Naruto #42
135. Naruto #37
136. Naruto #36
150. Naruto #38
151. Naruto #39
152. Naruto #35
165. Naruto #46
181. Fruits Basket #22
188. Bleach #26
219. Fruits Basket #23
221. Berserk #27
248. Berserk #28
263. Bleach #27
266. Berserk #29
277. Usagi Yojimbo Yokai (American)
283. Berserk #30
316. Berserk #31
320. Legend of Zelda #03
321. Bleach #28
330. Blade of the Immortal #21
339. Legend of Zelda #04
351. Death Note #01
367. Berserk #32
379. Naruto #01
390. Negima #21
394. Bleach #29
402. Legend of Zelda#05
408. Vampire Knight #06
414. Gantz #03
423. Fullmetal Alchemist #18
470. Path of the Assassin #14
476. Negima #22
479. Fullmetal Alchemist #19
485. Negima #23
497. Path of the Assassin #15
498. Usagi Yojimbo #23 (American)

Source: Diamond Comic Distributors (link 2) via Newsarama


discuss this in the forum (5 posts) |

bookmark/share with:
Around The Web