‘Yuri!!! On Ice’ News: Anime Ranks #1 On Blu-Ray, DVD Sales Charts On First Week Out, Soundtrack Ranks #4
The latest Oricon sales report reveal that "Yuri!!! On Ice," the figure-skating anime that recently took the anime world by storm, topped the Blu-Ray and DVD sales charts on their first week out. The first Blu-ray volume of the "Yuri!!! On Ice" anime retails for about $65.
Based on Oricon sales figures, the first Blu-ray volume of "Yuri!!! On Ice" sold 35,453 copies in its first week, rising to the top of the anime Blu-ray chart. Meanwhile, the anime's first DVD volume, which retails for about $60, sold 15,425 units, becoming the top-selling anime DVD for the first week of the new year.
Previously, the market survey firm reported that the "Yuri!!! On Ice" Blu-ray version had sold 24,513 units and that the DVD had sold 11,076 copies, ranking the anime in third place on the animation DVDs chart and fifth on the overall chart. The initial figures added up to a total reported home video sales of 35,589 units.
With the updated numbers from Oricon, the combined reported home video sales of "Yuri!!! On Ice" increased to 50,878 units and both the Blu-ray and the DVD volumes are #1 in their respective charts. Six Blu-ray/DVD sets of "Yuri!!! On Ice" will be released in Japan. The first set shipped on Dec. 30.
The first Blu-ray/DVD volume contained the first two episodes of "Yuri!!! On Ice." As with the rest of the volumes, the first installment included bonus features such as audio commentary by the cast and crew, booklets, choreography videos, and costume designs. Crunchyroll notes that both the Blu-ray and the DVD sets contained advance entry coupons for a "Yuri!!! On Ice" special event that will be held on April 29 at the Maihama Amphi Theater in Chiba Prefecture.
Meanwhile, the "Yuri!!! On Ice" soundtrack was also well-received, selling 56,878 physical copies by Jan. 1 and landing at #4 on the weekly CD sales chart for the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The week before, it was at #1 on the weekly digital album chart.
"Yuri!!! On Ice" season 1 debuted in Japan on Oct. 6, 2016. The twelfth and final episode of the season aired in December.