Product sales of print guides and magazines in Japan fell 1.% from the prior calendar year in 2020, the smallest decrease considering that 2006 thanks to gross sales of the strike manga series “Demon Slayer,” a publications study physique stated Monday.
Gross sales of print publications amounted to an approximated ¥1.22 trillion ($11.76 billion) previous yr, down for the 16th straight calendar year, but the remaining quantity of the blockbuster collection launched last December cushioned the fall, in accordance to the Research Institute for Publications in Tokyo.
In 2019, gross sales of print publications declined 4.3% from a yr before.
According to publisher Shueisha Inc., 3.95 million copies were being released of the initially edition of “Demon Slayer” quantity 23, with the cumulative variety for all volumes which include electronic revenue topping 120 million copies as of very last December.
In the meantime, gross sales of e-guides have ongoing to grow, accounting for 24.3% of the overall publication current market in 2020 with its share surpassing 20% for the to start with time since the institute commenced gathering info.
Profits of e-publications and print publications and publications totaled ¥1.62 trillion past calendar year, up 4.8% from the past 12 months.
Need for looking through substance improved previous year thanks to people paying out extra time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, the institute explained.
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