News Eva:2 is #1 BD in 4th Week, Angel Beats Sells 15K+ on 1st Day (Updated)
posted on 2010-06-23 15:20 EDT by Egan Loo
Oricon Communications reports that Evangelion:2.22 You Can Not Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) has sold 8,000 more copies during the June 14-20 week to top the Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the fourth week in a row. The only other Blu-ray release to rank #1 on the Japanese chart for four straight weeks was Biohazard: Degeneration (Resident Evil: Degeneration), which was released in late December of 2008.
The second film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-film remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series has now sold 419,000 copies and continues to be the top Blu-ray release in Japan in the format's short two-year history. (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 official Twitter account for the Angel Beats television anime series noted on Wednesday that the first Blu-ray Disc volume topped the daily sales chart that was released on Tuesday. According to Aniplex's publicity representative Yuma Takahashi ("Aniplex Yuma"), the first volume has sold over 15,000 copies on Blu-ray and DVD. Oricon reports that the DVD version was the #6 selling DVD release of the day.
Update: Oricon reports that the first volume of Mobile Suit Gundam UC is the #4 best-selling Blu-ray Disc in Japan for the first half of 2010 with 93,000 copies. Summer Wars is fifth with 76,000 copies.
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