Oricon has announced its market report summarizing the sales of music software in the first half of 2014, which includes singles and album CD, DVDs, and Blu-ray.
Overall, total sales have decreased 1.1% compared to the same period last year, down for the second year in row.
Album sales are up for the first time for the first half of the year since 2006 but just a little bit at 0.1%. This is the second year that single sales have fallen, this year to a measly 6.8%.
While DVD is on the double-digit decline at 12.2%, Blu-ray sales are up 43%. In fact, Frozen Blu-ray’s 1st day in topped Evangelion’s all-Time sales record selling over 600,000 copies. It’ll be interesting to see how soon DVDs will be phased out.
|Singles||28.98 billion yen||$286,525,260|
|Albums||77.97 billion yen||$770,889,390|
|DVDs||5.09 billion yen||$50,013,525|
|Blu-rays||12.87 billion yen||$127,245,690|
|Total Sales||144.91 billion yen||$1,234,673,836|