The ninth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 46th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 29,786 copies sold in its second week of sales. Combining the sales from weeks 1 and 2, the overall sales for volume 9 is an estimate of 107,406 copies. Not only this is the weakest second week sales for a Clear Card volume, but also it is the lowest overall sales by week 2 of the entire Clear Card series so far.
These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Stationery set) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking. Keep in mind that pre-orders and special edition sales might have affected these first week sales numbers.
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.
Source: Oricon via iamZEON.
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):
I don’t think we will be seeing volume 9 in next week’s ranking. It was a really short run. In fact, the last time a Clear Card volume made it to the third week was in 2018, with volume 5.
Why have sales been progressively decreasing?
I don’t have the answer to that question ˆˆ’