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Volume 1 did not make the top 30. Since Oricon does not post, or I don't know how to access, the full top 100 at their website I don't know how it sold. For an SQ series, not making the top 30 with volume 1 may not be that big a deal.
With Nodame, Hagaren and 3gatsu no lion being released, I think some of the series in the top 10 would be push back.
This certainly is a big month. Three of the top five series have new volumes out. Nodame and FMA both came out this week, I wonder which will have the better first week. From what I've seen Nodame, FMA, and Naruto are all to close to call.
Is there a website in ENGLISH that tells you the number of copies sold per Naruto volume starting from volume 1 and onwards? I'd like to see how well this manga did and compare the sales from Part 1 and part 2.
Not that I'm aware of. VIZ claims, on the back cover of recent volumes that there have been 4 million sold. I wouldn't be surprised if that's a bit inflated but whatever. Neilson, the main U.S. book tracking service, does not make sales figures public. That the entire series has barely sold more internationally then the last two volumes sold in Japan shouldn't be a surprise; manga is a niche market outside of Japan but accounts for 80% of printed material within.
I'm talking about Japanese sales...I know about the international sales because I've got all the Viz's Naruto volumes at home up to Volume 45
There is no site that I know of with a list that comprehensive in English. Heiji will post total sales at Ritual every now and again, taken from 2CH I would presume. I've never seen a break down of each volume. Last I saw Naruto had sold 84 million copies total putting it in fifth place all time. More then that I can't answer.
Wasn't it 90 million volumes? I know the number of volumes it has sold over the last 10 years but this was just of my general interest to see if Part 1 sales was better then Part 2...which single volume through 47 volumes has the highest sales etc. Damn. If it's in Japanese then can you translate it for me? And thanks for trying anyway...where is this Heiji site btw?
Here's the 2008 volume sales for Naruto according to Oricon if it hasn't been posted or if anyone is interested anyway:
# Naruto #43: 1,188,881
# Naruto #42: 1,092,295
# Naruto #44: 821,612
# Naruto #41: 707,447
Sales in general
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Part 2 is more popular, apparantly. The volumes from 2008 and 2009 have had the highest average sales of the series. It didn't become a million seller till spring of '08. Unless sales went down then up again, stray volumes aside, Naruto is peaking in popularity right now. Or so it seems to me.
I can't speak or read Japanese. I'm no help translating. Ritual Scan Forge will put some sales info up. It's in French.
Naruto sales peaked during end of part 1 and early part 2, according to the 2ch Jump Log Warehouse. They have risen from their local bottom during the Hidan arc, but they're still not quite at their peak.
Well according to Tohan/magazine sources, Naruto volumes 41, 44, 45 are all in the 1.5 million bracket roughly.