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Subj: Re: Thank you very much for the data!
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 01:03:25 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Thank you very much for the data!
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 12:40:21 pm EST (Viewed 105 times)

> > Your charts are great, thank you sir! As always this is what I've been waiting for, and now eagerly awaiting next month as well, so far doesn't seem to be leveling off, seems to be continuing it's downward trend.
> The way I see it, it's starting to balance off pretty well. Case in point:
> Issue 564 sold 68,882 units
> Issue 565 sold 69,182 units
> Issue 566 sold 68,912 units
> Issue 567 sold 68,130 units
> Issues 568-573 were part of an event so, IMO, don't count.
> Issue 574 sold 69,069 units
> Issue 575 sold 68,913 units
> Not taking into account New Ways to Die, the units sold seem to be levelling off just below the 70,000 units sold. At three times a month, that's approx. 210,000 units sold in a month. Not bad at all, IMO. It seems, from your post, that you wish for the title to fail so that they reverse the marriage dissolution? You know that's not gonna happen...
> Based on the numbers, I'm not gonna be crazy and say that OMD/BND is a huge success but it is doing quite well considering that it's going against titles tied in to big events.

Yeah, I think I agree with you. I'd probably wait 1-2 more months to make that pronouncement though. We were still seeing a pretty constant 3-5% drop up until NWTD, and we're back to the pre-level. If we're still around 68-70k next month, then I think that's probably the new non-event level. Which would make it a mixed back. Less individual readers of "a" Spiderman title (70k vs 100k), but probably still more overall sales vs 3 distinct titles. Still to me seems like a triumph of 3x a month over BND, but that's really not provable one way or the other.

So short version, yeah it looks like we're leveling off, although I think 1-2 more months will be telling.

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