Oricon half-year market summary 2014

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.

Earnings Summary
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

Check out these other posts that give a summary of 2014’s half-year stats:

Single and Album Rankings
Highest grossing record labels