I'm not sure. I don't think AnE will reach 900,000, but I think it may surpass the sales for the previous volume.
Saint Young Men #5 sold about 900,000 copies (895,784 to be exact) with first week sales nearly identical to AnE #8. With a 500,000 copy first week chances are that AnE #8 will sell in the range of 900,000 copies. I expect between 100,000 and 125,000 shipped next week, another 50 - 70,000 the week after, putting three week sales a little over 700,000. After that another 200,000 copies shipped in a calender year would be routine. When the year ending top 50 comes out in November there is little doubt that AnE #8 will have shopped in the range of 880,000 - 910,000 copies.
Originally Posted by Teeba
I'm actually more shocked D.Gray-man beat Gintama. Despite its irregular publishing, this is proof its still going quite strong.
Its interesting that both Blue Exorcist and Shingeki no Kyojin have become such megahits. Karma and the universe could not have chosen two more different yet complementary series.
DGM has maintained a steady fanbase for years now. Even after her illness a few years ago there was no change in sales.
I could not have thought up to more deserving series for the title of next shounen mega-hit. It as though manga Buddha smiled and said "to hell with that generic crap, good manga for everyone".
Originally Posted by matto24
How many days have the series jump?
If I remember correctly 3. right?
A full week. They were released on April 4, exactly a week ago. Nice try though.
One million might be a bit much. Hunter x Hunter will likely reach a million, but sold over 100,000 more this week and will probably have a bigger second and third week. The other million sellers (Naruto and KimiTodo) usually sell over 600,000 their first week.