US Amazon Data Archive

I track US amazon anime releases from one week before the first release date (Tuesday) of the month to one week after, and have been doing so since March of 2014. I’m leaving the data here so that people can more easily browse it if they so desire. It seems to be somewhat useful in predicting what has a chance of actually making the US Blu-Ray charts, though it has been difficult thus far to nail down what exactly a given rank is worth. I don’t necessarily track all releases, just those that are on amazon and show up under the anime/coming soon labels when I check them at the beginning of each month, but I do have data on over 150 releases at this point.

Note: There are 2 5 releases I have tracked and subsequently seen chart: Dragon Ball Z Season 3 on BD (7472 copies in week 1), Attack on Titan Part 1 (BD/DVD combo pack, 11,748 copies in week 1), Attack on Titan Part 2 (10,677 copies in week 1), One Piece Film Z (6199 copies in week 1 on both BD/DVD combo and DVD-only editions), Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (86,735 copies in week 1, 162,228 over 4 weeks). I also have data for various movies (which came out earlier than I started tracking) and data which suggests that ranking 120,000th place or worse in a given day corresponds to a title selling zero copies on amazon.

Note 2: The Initial Data pages are blog posts containing the full titles and links to the relevant items on amazon. The Final Results pages are google spreadsheets that use abbreviated versions of the release titles.

Note 3: Due to personal circumstances, I was unable to access the internet regularly between May 25 and June 8, 2015, so data between those dates is very incomplete. I apologize very much for any inconvenience this causes, and am looking into ways to automate the system.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

03-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

04-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

05-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

06-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

07-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

08-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

09-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

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11-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

12-2014: Initial DataFinal Results

01-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

02-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

03-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

04-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

05-2015*: Initial DataFinal Results

06-2015*: Initial DataFinal Results

07-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

08-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

09-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

10-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

11-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

12-2015: Initial DataFinal Results

01-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

02-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

03-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

04-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

05-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

06-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

07-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

08-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

09-2016*: Initial DataFinal Results

10-2016*: Initial DataFinal Results

11-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

12-2016: Initial DataFinal Results

01-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

02-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

03-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

04-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

05-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

06-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

07-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

08-2017: Initial DataFinal Results

09-2017: Initial Date – [in progress]

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6 thoughts on “US Amazon Data Archive

  1. Pingback: Added a Page to Archive US Amazon Data | Animetics

    • More or less meticulous gathering of available info. First, about a week prior to the first releases of a month (which usually happen on a Tuesday), I check the “anime/coming soon labels” (link in the main post) to see what all is coming out. I get together the list of titles, and copy/paste their amazon title, web url, MSRP, and initial rank into a text document really similar to the “Initial Data” posts linked to in the main post. Then I make the post, transfer the relevant info onto a google spreadsheet.

      I check each release’s listing once a day to see how the rank is changing, and update the sheet by recording the relevant number. Some days, it’s in the morning, some days, it’s in the afternoon – it varies, but the rank doesn’t seem change too much within one day, typically (unless it’s a release day, for obvious reasons). If I miss a day, which has happened 5 or 6 times this year, I make a note of it on the sheet.

      All actual sales data comes via stuff I was able to get from an OpusData free trial account and the public weekly posts on TheNumbers – both sites are operated by Nash Information Services. I don’t know exactly which stores they get their figures from (possibly amazon and who knows who else).

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