Originally Posted by ultimatemegax
Of more interest to myself, the Haruhi Box sold 31,000 on Blu-Ray. Not as much as was claimed to have shipped, but still became the best selling anime BD-Box.
50k was probably a decent number to print given total lifetime sales... maybe a bit high, but it could
end up around 40k before it drops off the rankings. Then another few thousand along the long tail and they've only overproduced by a few thousand.
Anyway, 31,000 is just ludicrous. Utterly completely ludicrous for a boxset. It would have been the highest selling and highest grossing BD box ever at just 10k, and it did three times that. This is probably the highest grossing anime boxset (rerelease) period. I mean, literally ever, or at least since ~1999-2000 when easily accessible Oricon numbers begin.
Taking my numbers from the other thread:
Darker than Black, with 9,703 * ¥36,750 = ¥356,585,250
Clannad, with 4,960 * ￥62,580 = ¥310,396,800
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, with 31,000 * ¥39,900 = ¥1,236,900,000
Literally quadruple the nearest competition.