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- Sep 8, 2006
We have first & second week sales for the Digimon Adventure 1999-2001 Blu-ray box thanks to a Baidu user.
This is a box that contains Adventure, 02, and their accompanying films, with no new content (and was advertised strongly as such.)
The box was 4th on the anime Blu-ray charts and sold 2,363 copies.
To compare with prior Digimon Blu-ray releases and their week 1 sales: (in order of charted sales, which can leave off some sales for various reasons)
tri. 2- 9,602
tri. 3- 9,061
tri. 4- 7,780
tri. 1- 6,074
tri. 5- 5,442
Movies (Box with Adventure, 02, Tamers, Frontier, & Savers films)- 5,190
tri. 6- 4,833
tri. (2020 box with no new content)- 401
Adventure: 1 & 2- ??? (The weeks of release either chart data can't be found, or Adventure: didn't appear on any charts we can access that gave sales numbers. Based on similar current or recent shows with wide distribution getting BD releases, wherein people are spending money elsewhere, we expect 150 to 400 per box.)
This is a shockingly high number for a box that while 'discounted' was not cheap, and was actively advertised as having no content, and simply reusing existing discs.
It outsold both Tamers & Frontier, both of which were coming to Blu-ray for the first time, advertised as having reasonably good upscales, new audio dramas, and were advertised by staff giving behind the scenes details quite a bit.
With the home video market contrasting and Digimon still getting good numbers, and the franchise generally doing well in product sales, tie in events, etc., it appears we are in a solid place to keep getting Digimon content in an ongoing manner for a good amount of time (hopefully.)
It also shows why Adventure has functionally been the guiding force of much of the the franchise since it started.
In addition, it also charted at number 12 in the second week, which isn't always a given. Expensive boxes are often pre-order releases for people, so it showing up in week 2 wasn't necessarily a given. It added 323 copies in week 2, outcharting the appearance of 2 of the 3 modern Evangelion films (the 4th and final was just released in theaters.)
More info on the set can be found here.
The box is still available to order at CDJapan. (affiliate link)
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