Weekly Top Ten – February 14, 2015

Every week, the New York Times and Amazon posts the top ten bestselling books. The New York Times gets their numbers from print sales from retailers, while Amazon and Vizmanga.com calculates their own numbers. Offered here is a listing of these books with their status this week compared with the previous week, and some way-off analysis of the activity.

NYTBS

 

New York Times Bestseller List for the week ending February 7, 2015

  1. Assassination Classroom 2Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ∗
  2. Food Wars Vol 4     ∗
  3. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. Noragami Vol 3     ↑ 2
  5. Soul Eater Vol 24     ↓ 3
  6. Unofficial Hatsune Mix     ↑ 1
  7. Sword Art Online: Progressive Vol 1     ↓ 2
  8. Fairy Tail Vol 46     ↓ 4
  9. Black Butler Vol 19     ↓ 6
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↵ 84

Viz Media’s shonen releases have an impact of the list as the new series Assassination Classroom Vol 2 takes the top spot and is followed by the print version of Food Wars! Vol 4. Proving you can’t keep a Titan down, Attack on Titan vol 1 returns  again as it yo-yos on and off the list. Yen Press keeps four titles on the list even though Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 lost the top. Kodansha is right behind with one three volumes, but they are strong sellers Fairy Tail and newer series Noragami. It can’t all be about Titans.

Amazon

 

Amazon.com for the week ending February 14, 2015

  1. LegendOfZelda-LinkToThePast-3DLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past     ↔
  2. Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 14     ∗
  3. Attack on Titan Vol 1     ↓ 2
  4. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood Vol 1     ↵
  5. Attack on Titan Vol 15     ↵
  6. Attack on Titan Vol 14     ↔
  7. Legend of Zelda Box set     ↓ 3
  8. Bleach Vol 63     ↔
  9. Akame ga Kill Vol 1     ↓ 6
  10. Attack on Titan Vol 2     ↓ 5

For the second week in a row, a pre-order is the top seller. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past keeps the top spot. Attack on Titan Vol 15, another pre-order also makes it into the top 5. The final Evangelion volume jumps into the second spot pushing Attack on Titan Vol 1 down just a tad. Akame ga Kill! Vol 1 didn’t fare as well as it was nearly forced off the list, landing at #9. The Legend of Zelda Box set continues to do well too, no doubt fueled by the Link to the Past pre-orders.

Viz Digital

 

Vizmanga.com for the week of February 2, 2015

  1. Assassination Classroom 2Assassination Classroom Vol 2     ∗
  2. Bleach Vol 63     ∗
  3. World Trigger Vol 4     ∗
  4. Nisekoi Vol 10     ↓ 3
  5. Toriko Vol 26     ∗
  6. Naruto Vol 68     ↵
  7. The Third Vol 1     ↓ 5
  8. Nisekoi Vol 9     ↑ 1
  9. Vampire Knight: Life     ∗
  10. One Piece Vol 73     ↔

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Assassination Classroom Vol 2 took the top of Viz’s list if it could take the top of the NYT. Bleach continues to have its followers, but they seem to be more online than in stores. Nisekoi keeps its latest two volumes on the list if not at the top. The sci-fi series World Trigger makes a good showing as Vol 4 debuts at #3. Vampire Knight fans are no doubt eating up the digital only chapters of Life as it debuted this week, so I expect to see it rank higher next week.

∗ = New Release
↑ = Title moved up specified # of spots
↓ = Title moved down specified # of spots
↔ = Title didn’t moved from previous week
↵ = Title returned after dropping off list with total # of weeks (when available)

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