On its third week of sales, the fourth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 13th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 44,226 copies sold.
The above numbers are for the regular edition, only. Sale numbers for the Special Edition (smartphone goods) are unknown.
Combining the sales for all 3 weeks, Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #4 sold an estimate of 243,607 copies overall so far. Unfortunately it remains being the lowest overall sales by the third week for a Clear Card volume to date.
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.
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):
We will still see volume 4 showing up for a 4th and hopefully 5th week run. Stay tuned.
Even considering that oricon only takes in account a limited amount of shops but still … these numbers are surprising D:
But well, I’m not sure if online shipping is counted at all or all these copies sold at the zillions events that happened this month + as you said, the special edition, so I REALLY don’t think that CCS vol04 is doing badly, especially not this month of April with the attack on titans urh on fans with all the events that happened in April; or is it that the fans are leaving buying the book for later because they were ruined at the Animate cafe, the Sakura FES 2018, the Marui Limited Shop, the cherry blossom viewing event, the food at the hotel next to it etc… hahaha XD XD
Sales for volume 5 onwards will tell.
I don’t know, as much hopeful as we may be, the numbers don’t lie. It’s not going bad, but it isn’t going spectacular either. For CCS, I expected more.
Hopefully the sales will receive a bump this week given how well episode 14 of the anime has been received by fans.
The downward trend is worrying, although 240,000 copies sold is still very respectable albeit no where near the same popularity enjoyed by the first series which sold an average of ~1 million copies/volume during its original run.
One thing about the many fan events that have been happening is that any copies sold there won’t be included in the figures (though not sure if “30% rule” applies to manga sales as it does to audio CD/DVDs).
As far as I’m aware Oricon also doesn’t count digital copies – I have kindle editions of clear card and quality is very good!