The third volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 1st position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 122,895 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the first time a Clear Card arc volume reaches number #1 in Oricon’s weekly ranking.
The above numbers are for the regular edition. The Special Edition (OAD) debutted at the 23th position with an estimate of 33,084 copies sold.
Combining the sales for both versions, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #3 sold an estimate of 155,979 copies overall! That is twice as much as the figures of the first week sales for volume 2 and almost as much as the first week sales for volume 1.
It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.
Kodansha has recently announced that the Clear Card arc series has 1.5 copies in print.
The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):
Great first week sales for volume 3! This is probably going to reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!