Originally Posted by Damius
Originally Posted by something
The following shows have ~2000+ combined points:
It's saddens me to not see Tamako Market on that list...
It's the next closest (~1850) but I think it would be a good idea not to have any expectations for it at this point. I'm going to consider anything above 4k a pleasant surprise. Its performance isn't even remotely comparable to Hyouka or Chuunibyou at a equivalent stage.
Actually, to put it into perspective, it's ranking even worse than Nichijou at the same point. At 793 hourly Amazon updates:
Avg *51, Best 16, Worst 116, Median *48 - Chuunibyou
(17,520 total combined v1 DVD/BD sales)
Avg *94, Best 20, Worst 337, Median *68 - Hyouka
Avg 184, Best 38, Worst 413, Median 179 - Nichijou
Avg 204, Best 48, Worst 523, Median 183 - Tamako
Nichijou leads slightly in all categories and we know what a smash hit that was. I didn't include DVD but it wouldn't help Tamako any if I did.
This doesn't mean it'll necessarily sell worse than Nichijou in the end. It's only 6-7 volumes instead of 13, and it's one cour so sales dropoff shouldn't be nearly as bad. It may also have better B&M sales. And more than half the episodes remain for some kind of major reversal of fortunes, perhaps with a great ending, although only 10 episodes will have aired by the time it goes on sale, 11 coming the day after release. Either way the ending won't be out yet.
But any amount of optimism at this point
is necessarily based on wishful thinking, not measurable performance. Let's hope that wishful thinking's wishes are granted, but I'm not holding my breath. All I can do is import a copy for myself.