Ranking update summary for the week of 2014 09/15 – 09/21

The following rankings have been updated to reflect the full data released this week.

» Weekly sales for 09/15 – 09/21
» 2000-Present, TV Anime Sales over 10k
» TV Anime BD Boxsets over ¥100m
» Box Office Gross, TV Anime Adaptations
» Series Data – Quick View

» 2013 Total Average Sales Ranking
» 2013 Per-volume Sales Ranking

» 2014 Total Average Sales Ranking
» 2014 Per-volume Sales Ranking
» 2014 Spring Vol. 1 Ranking
» 2014 Summer Vol. 1 Ranking

Other posts this week:
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7 Responses to “Ranking summary for the week of 2014 09/15 – 09/21”

  1. moodie says:

    hey i was wondering if u could group the sales in terms of studios

    like i wanna know how much Shaft studio or KyoAni has made all together with their anime

    • something something says:

      Best bet is the quick view page: http://www.someanithing.com/series-data-quick-view

      Sort by studio, then you can copy the relevant bits out into excel or whatever and do calculations and stuff.

      • moodie says:

        wow thx for the fast reply lol i thought i was gonna have to wait another week

        ill check that out right now

        • moodie says:

          btw is that list updated?

          i looked at MCA sales and it was somewhere at 8k

          • something something says:

            Yes, at the top of the post it says when I updated it (which was today).

            Mekakushi is still over 8k average. It’ll probably end around, I dunno, maybe 6-7k? Lots of volumes left.

            • moodie says:

              so sales are based on the average of vols not the total of the volumes?

              sorry im annoying im not familiar with this

              • something something says:

                (Don’t worry, it’s not annoying, such questions are half the reason this site exists!)

                Average, yes. Otherwise, say, a show released with all episodes in a single expensive boxset that sells 20,000 would be considered as having sold less than a 12 volume release in 2 episode singles that sells 2,000 per disc (24,000 total). 1/10th the number of people completed the latter show, but it would look like more. Yet the boxset would have made much, much more money because it would be priced higher.

                That’s an extreme example, but you get the point. It’s rthe same logic in comparing, say, a 6 vol and 7 vol release.

                So we use average to help account for differences among different release models.

                There are a lot of different metrics you can measure a show by, of course. You could also measure by the amount of money it made: total sales, per-volume sales, per-episode sales, even per-minute sales all measured in yen are of interest. I track BD boxes by sales in yen, for example. But overall, tracking by gross sales just takes more work.

                But average unit sales is just the most convenient since it gives a rough estimate of “this is how many individual people decided this show was good enough to buy in full”, largely cutting out factors like number of episodes, length of episode, prices, and release model.

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