The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Universes > TMNT Comic Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2017, 05:10 PM   #641
ProphetofGanja
Dub Professor
 
ProphetofGanja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dub Side of the Moon
Posts: 2,662
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToTheNines View Post
That's correct. They do not count digital figures.
Why not? It seems like that would be an ever-growing portion of their sales as people move away from physical media
ProphetofGanja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 05:45 PM   #642
old_hob88
Foot Soldier
 
old_hob88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Baltimore, Marlyand
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetofGanja View Post
Why not? It seems like that would be an ever-growing portion of their sales as people move away from physical media
I'd imagine it's cuz the physical copies sold are counted by how many copies are ordered by shops from distributors, but you can't really measure digital sales the same way. So while it is a large chunk of sales, it's much harder to report the same way as physical copies
old_hob88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 07:13 PM   #643
ToTheNines
[sic]
 
ToTheNines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 15,078
If anything you'd think digital sales would be super easy to quantify and report. I have no idea why they keep that secret.
ToTheNines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #644
Redeemer
Technodrome Technician
 
Redeemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: third earth
Posts: 4,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToTheNines View Post
If anything you'd think digital sales would be super easy to quantify and report. I have no idea why they keep that secret.
Yeah its weird, they are the same with digital sales of video games
__________________
GT:Reedeamer
THE TECHNODROME REDESIGN 2015
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=51594
Redeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 08:02 AM   #645
RaphaelsIsolation
Hench Mutant
 
RaphaelsIsolation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 392
Yeah I didn't include the IDW/Batman kids thing. It's cool, I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure DC takes home a 60% to 70% of the lion's share in that anyways. Still great for IDW/TMNT though.

Yeah that is interesting about the digital sales. I don't think there's a great slant towards people buying digital. I'll never buy digital, no way in hell.

I know people are going digital with comics but I don't think it is that heavy of a trend. I mean honestly... if you had to choose to buy a comic you like physically (the way it was meant to be) or digitally on your suckpad, what would you do?

I don't think most people would be into the digital over physical because of "preference", just maybe out of "conveinence."

ANyways, I would tack on 2-3k sales maybe for digital. Who knows what they are. I don't think the physical is slipping because more people are converting to digital though. Just as long as the ongoing stays 10k+ physical we're great to go.
RaphaelsIsolation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 09:42 AM   #646
old_hob88
Foot Soldier
 
old_hob88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Baltimore, Marlyand
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToTheNines View Post
If anything you'd think digital sales would be super easy to quantify and report. I have no idea why they keep that secret.
It's super easy to quantify and report, but the numbers are apples and oranges. The physical sales are taken at a specific date, really prior to the release. Conversely digital is really only available release date and after, and not everyone buys the books the day they come out. So it's not the same number and harder to delineate the numbers. Is it sales release week? Release month? Do you update the sales every time one sells from now till forever? Since there's not a finite pool of digital copies like there is with physical lumping them in with physical sales wouldn't be accurate.
old_hob88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #647
MikeandRaph87
Jedi Master
 
MikeandRaph87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: JLA Satellite Headquarters
Posts: 7,643
I would like to know how many copies are sold 4 weeks after release. Would 5k digital copies sale? 10k?
__________________
Michelangelo: This looks like a job for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Raphael: Sheesh, Mikey this ain't a cartoon!

Check out the best DC Comics site on the net:
http://new.dcuwiki.net/forums/index.php
Now featuring Ethan Van Sciver!

MikeandRaph87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 11:09 AM   #648
RaphaelsIsolation
Hench Mutant
 
RaphaelsIsolation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 392
I think that is would be really cool to have a separate digital sales chart. As much as I hate digital comics, it would be interesting to see what's going on.

I don't think any comic pushes more than 5k digital downloads? Anything more than that seems nuts.

Like does Batman or whatever is #1 ... are they pushing 30k digital sales? I highly doubt it.
RaphaelsIsolation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 11:25 AM   #649
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 34,224
I think the thing is digital comics remain up on their store to buy forever. Physical copies of comics are only printed in limited numbers and then they don't send any more off to the comic stores. So it's easier for them to keep track of how many physical copies are sold.

I mean people can right now buy digital IDW comics that came out way back in 2011-2012, should those be added to the overall sales of those individual issues even though they're 4 years old now?
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2017, 11:39 AM   #650
RaphaelsIsolation
Hench Mutant
 
RaphaelsIsolation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 392
Yeah right, I agree. I'm cool with them not being included.

They need a running digital chart that is quarterly or something since its always going to get sales from different titles.
RaphaelsIsolation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 05:02 PM   #651
Redeemer
Technodrome Technician
 
Redeemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: third earth
Posts: 4,362
Hey so I found these stats for Physical Comic Sales vs Digital.
So in 2014 for every 9.4 physical comic 1 digital comic was sold.
So 9.4=1 ratio

So TMNT sells 14k physical they roughly sold they sold 1,489 digital.
so 15,489 overal

source http://www.comichron.com/yearlycomicssales.html

also the ratio is for North America only.
__________________
GT:Reedeamer
THE TECHNODROME REDESIGN 2015
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=51594
Redeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 06:28 PM   #652
old_hob88
Foot Soldier
 
old_hob88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Baltimore, Marlyand
Posts: 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redeemer View Post
Hey so I found these stats for Physical Comic Sales vs Digital.
So in 2014 for every 9.4 physical comic 1 digital comic was sold.
So 9.4=1 ratio

So TMNT sells 14k physical they roughly sold they sold 1,489 digital.
so 15,489 overal

source http://www.comichron.com/yearlycomicssales.html

also the ratio is for North America only.
I'm wondering if those numbers have gotten any higher in the last 3 years too. Also curious how strong trade sales are too cuz I'm sure they're at least as high as singles since trades are a big market now
old_hob88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 09:51 PM   #653
Redeemer
Technodrome Technician
 
Redeemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: third earth
Posts: 4,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by old_hob88 View Post
I'm wondering if those numbers have gotten any higher in the last 3 years too. Also curious how strong trade sales are too cuz I'm sure they're at least as high as singles since trades are a big market now
If you click on the link digital sales and physical copies have both risen every year except last year I believe.
__________________
GT:Reedeamer
THE TECHNODROME REDESIGN 2015
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=51594
Redeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2017, 08:34 AM   #654
HeroTurtlesFan
Hench Mutant
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by old_hob88 View Post
I'm wondering if those numbers have gotten any higher in the last 3 years too. Also curious how strong trade sales are too cuz I'm sure they're at least as high as singles since trades are a big market now
I'm sure. Digital comics are a growing industry, and they are awesome to boot!
HeroTurtlesFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 01:45 PM   #655
Rooish
Devil's Advocate
 
Rooish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,987
So how did 68 do?

This is maybe a dumb question but I don't know how things work. Is the number sold based on how many the retailers and comic book stores buy, or based on the number customers buy from them?

In terms of supporting the series, is it better to buy individual issues or TPBs?

Just want to help keep it going to 100! They will need this many more issues at least to catch up with all the characters.
__________________


Thanks evan2000 for the sig!
Rooish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 01:55 PM   #656
ToTheNines
[sic]
 
ToTheNines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 15,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rooish View Post
So how did 68 do?
We wont know for another couple weeks.

Quote:

This is maybe a dumb question but I don't know how things work. Is the number sold based on how many the retailers and comic book stores buy, or based on the number customers buy from them?
It's based on how many copies the retailers buy. But they don't really order many more than they need to, so it's accurate enough.

Quote:

In terms of supporting the series, is it better to buy individual issues or TPBs?

Just want to help keep it going to 100! They will need this many more issues at least to catch up with all the characters.
Definitely the individuals.
ToTheNines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 01:59 PM   #657
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 34,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rooish View Post

Just want to help keep it going to 100! They will need this many more issues at least to catch up with all the characters.
It'll definitely reach issue 100, I'm pretty sure that's a lock. How long it goes on beyond that though remains to be seen.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 01:16 AM   #658
TurtleWA
Mad Scientist
 
TurtleWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WA
Posts: 2,439
Estimated Units

Ongoing
#68
13,183

Batman TMNT Adventures
#5
22,616

TMNTU
#1 34,471
#2 19,944
#3 15,619
#4 13,769
#5 13,201
#6 12,417
#7 11,452
#8 11,058
#9 10,573

Got the numbers from this place so hope there accurate.
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales.html

I was curious about the history of TMNTU so I went ahead and looked up those numbers.
__________________
Find me on
Instagram @turtle_wa
YouTube @TurtleWA
TurtleWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 02:01 AM   #659
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 34,224
May's sales still aren't up yet, so we don't know how #69 did yet or the recent Universe issue.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 10:53 AM   #660
TurtleWA
Mad Scientist
 
TurtleWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: WA
Posts: 2,439
Yeah, I hope numbers start going up for TMNTU but #10 is the second part to #9 so these two might be about the same is sales. #11 though, that would be great to see the new story arc give Universe a bump in sales. When is May going to be posted up?
__________________
Find me on
Instagram @turtle_wa
YouTube @TurtleWA
TurtleWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
comic discussion

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.