On its seventh week after its release, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 fell to the 39th place in Oricon’s weekly ranking, selling an estimate of 14,574 copies.
The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (mangaka set) did not appear in this week’s ranking.
Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #1 sold an impressive estimate of 419,041 copies overall so far!
It is unlikely that CCS Clear Card #1 will appear in next week’s ranking, but I hope I’m wrong. That doesn’t mean that it will stop selling, of course. It will keep selling, just not enough to appear in Oricon’s weekly top 50. Considering that it will keep selling during the next few weeks, and that we don’t know the limited edition’s numbers, it’s safe to assume that it will soon break the 500.000 mark. It’s also always worth mentioning that although Oricon is the most trustworthy and relevant ranking chart that we know of these days, most but not all bookstores and shops are covered by it, so that the numbers we have are only an estimate and it’s likely that it sold more than this.
Seven weeks is undoubtedly a long run, the longest run of a CLAMP manga since I started taking accounts of sales performance. I’m looking forward to see how the upcoming volumes will perform once they are release, and it’ll be fun to compare it with the previous volumes.
The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks (click on it for dynamic version):