The tenth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 9th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 54,943 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition. The Special Edition (Character Song CD) debuted at the 46th position, with an estimate of 20,315 copies sold. Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together, it sold an estimate of 75,258 copies in its release week.
This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2. This also happened last time, with volume 9, but unfortunately the numbers for volume 10 were even lower. It is also the lowest debut position along with volume 6, which also ranked 9 at Oricon in its first week.
Special edition numbers aside and looking at regular edition numbers alone, volume 10 had the worst performance in a first week for all volumes released so far, but combined with the special edition, volume 10 only looses to the first week sales of volume two.
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):
Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 10.