Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 third week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 49th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 12,147 copies sold in its third week of sales for the regular edition. The Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) also didn’t make it to the ranking this time, like last week.

Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together and the three weeks since it’s been on sale, volume 11 sold an estimate of 116,381 copies overall.

The last time a Clear Card volume made it to the 3rd week was with volume 5. There may have been other volumes which also made it, but I couldn’t track those because the free version of Oricon only shows up to the top 30.

It’s very nice that volume 11 is still showing up in the top 50, but unfortunately these figures are the lowest overall sales by the third week for a Clear Card volume (again, based on the data I could find). In other words, all previous 10 volumes which made it to the third week had bigger figures by their third week of sales.

However, it does seem like the sales are showing a shy but growing sign. This is probably a reflection of the way the story is moving towards some sort of climax.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon. Special thanks to Sakura84-chan for letting me know about this!

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):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 second week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 18th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 27,044 copies sold in its second week of sales for the regular edition. This time, the Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) didn’t make it to the ranking.

So far, combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together and the two weeks since it’s been on sale, volume 11 sold an estimate of 104,234 copies overall.

While it’s nice that volume 11 is still showing up in the top 30, unfortunately these figures are the lowest overall sales by the second week for a Clear Card volume. In other words, all previous 10 volume had bigger figures by their second week of sales.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

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):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 first week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 7th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 60,337 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition.  The Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) debuted at the 33th position, with an estimate of 16,853 copies sold. Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together, it sold an estimate of 77,190 copies in its release week.

Since volume 5, the first week sales of Clear Card arc have consistently been lower than its previous volume, but the good news is: that was not the case with volume 11.

The overall first week sales of volume 11 were better than volume 10, which sold an estimate of 75,258 copies. It’s not a big difference, but it’s an improvement and something that didn’t happen since volume 5. When looking at the regular and special editions individually, the regular edition numbers for volume 11 (60,337) were better than volume 10 (54,943) but the same can’t be said about the Special Edition — 20,315 for volume 10 vs 16,853 for volume 11.

It’s also worth mentioning that while it landed in the 7th position, the first 6 titles are not published by Kodansha. Meaning Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ volume 11 was this week’s most sold title published by Kodansha.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. 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):

Really nice to see some shy, but noticeable improvement in sales!

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 11.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #10 second week sales report

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The tenth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 31st position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 35,530 copies sold in its second week of sales. This time, only the regular edition made it to the Top 50. Sale numbers for the special edition are unknown. Overall, volume 10 has sold an estimate of 110,788 copies since its release date — excluding pre-orders.

This represents a slight improvement in comparison to the second week of the previous volume (9), which by week two had sold an estimate of 107,406 copies. It still looses when comparing to the overall sales by the second week sales for all the other volumes of Clear Card released so far.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and pre-orders are excluded. 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 if volume 10 will show up in next week’s ranking at all.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #10 first week sales report

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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.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #9 second week sales report

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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.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #9 first week sales report

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The ninth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 3rd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 77,620 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2. This also happened last time, with volume 8, but unfortunately the numbers for volume 9 were even lower.

Special edition numbers aside and looking at regular edition numbers alone, volume 9 had a better performance than volume 8 (77,620, against 74,329 for volume 8 in its first week), but combined with the special edition (CD Drama part 2), volume 8 had a better first week.

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.

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 9.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 second week sales report

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The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 33rd position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 32,789 copies sold in its second week of sales. Unfortunately this represents the worst second week sales for a Clear Card volume, out of all volumes released so far.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 2) are unknown as it did not appear on the top 50 ranking.

Once again, it’s worth keeping in mind that the pre-orders might have affected these low sale numbers.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Also, we now know the number of sales of special edition for week 1 thanks to user shari07. It sold 18,849 copies in its first week. I added these numbers to the count and updated the graph below with the accumulated sales. With that, the number of overall sales for volume 8 is an estimated 125,967. Once again, this is the lowest overall sales by week 2 for a Clear Card volume.

Source: 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):

Sadly I am not confident about next week, given that it faced a huge drop between the last and this week.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #8 first week sales report

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The eighth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 5th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 74,329 copies sold in its first week of sales. This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 2) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

Let’s keep in mind that the special edition sales might have affected these numbers and, more importantly, volume 8 was up for pre-order several months prior to its release date so it is likely that the orders for the special edition were spread across the many weeks before the release date. That is, of course, just a personal guess.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and only sales from the week which they are covering alone, not taking account pre-orders. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

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 still early to know. 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 8.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #7 second week sales report

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The seventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 12th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 40,290 copies sold in its second week of sales. Combining weeks 1 and 2, volume 7 has sold an estimate of 138,379 copies overall.

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Drama CD part 1) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking.

Historically speaking, these are the lowest second week sales for a Clear Card arc volume and the lowest overall sales by the second week, too. However, once again we need to bear in mind that volume 7 was up for pre-order many months prior to its release date so that may have affected its performance at the Oricon ranking.

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.

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 see if volume 7 will make it to its third week of sales.