The sixth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debutted at the 9th (regular edition) and 29th (special edition) positions in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 135,037 copies sold combined in its first week of sales.
The regular edition sold an estimate of 109,496 copies, while the special edition (with the Tokyo Exhibition audio CD guide) sold an estimate of 25,541 copies. Both editions sold together an estimate of 135,037 copies.
This is the first time since volume 3 that the special edition appeared in Oricon’s weekly ranking. For volumes 4 and 5, only the regular edition made it to the ranking.
These numbers represent the 4th best selling first week for a Clear Card volume, only behind volumes 1, 3 and 5 respectively. On the downside, they are slightly smaller than the first week of volume 5 regular edition alone (141,578 copies).
Out of curiosity, here are the first week sales of the 3 special editions that have appeared in previous rankings:
Volume 1 Special Edition (Mangaka set): 18,386 copies
Volume 3 Special Edition (OAD): 33,084 copies
Volume 6 Special Edition (Audio CD Guide): 25,541 copies
Therefore, volume 6 special edition had the second best first week sales, only behind volume 3 (OAD).
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):
It’s a rather good, consistent first week sales for volume 6. It’s not very good that it’s still lower than the first week of Volume 5’s regular edition alone. However, the release date was April 3rd so it didn’t get a full week of sales exposure.
It will likely probably reappear in rankings for the next few weeks. Stay tuned!