Originally Posted by Megiddo
So, this may seem really pessimistic or may be too early to be posing this question, but doesn't the Spring season seem like a total financial bust?
To be honest, it's at least
a month too early to draw conclusions. Don't look at Stalker estimates as a good indicator of final sales until at most two weeks before release. Just remember how Mouretsu or Inu x Boku SS were doing at this point in the Winter season. Hell, Natsume Yuujin-chou Shi wasn't very high at this point either. The projections you get within the individual item page are also not meant to be used this early on, because there's not enough data to get an accurate trend for the algorithm.
All we know is that so far this season there is, with the obvious exception of Fate's continuation and possibly
Nyaruko-san, there's no clear top tier smash hit yet
. But even 10k shows often do not make themselves a consistent place in the top 100 this early on.
So far there are a couple shows with a pretty consistent presence in the top 300, which is usually a pretty good sign at this point: Nyaruko, Eureka 7, Hyouka, Accel World, Jormungand. Those are looking the best right now. Saki is on-again off-again, and hopefully it moves at least 5k.