As Pandemic Begins to Recede
July 20, 2021
Hobby game sales were up strongly overall in the Spring (January through April) season of 2021, although there were substantial variations from region to region and store to store depending on the fury of the global Covid pandemic and the accompanying restrictions on retail.
Pandemic Year Ends on Up Note
July 16, 2021
Despite the many challenges of doing business during a global pandemic, hobby game sales in the U.S. and Canada grew 21% to $2.035 billion in 2020, up from $1.675 billion in 2019.
Year-Over-Year Trends for Superhero and Author GNs, and How Many Times Bigger is Manga?
July 14, 2021
We look at the year-over-year trends for Superhero and Author graphic novels, and at a size comparison of manga vs. the other categories.
Big Increases Over Previous Years
July 12, 2021
Sales are up from the previous two years. We can see that from the top of the chart, the bottom, or the total of the top 20.
Holy Moley, Look at These Numbers!
July 9, 2021
There were big manga sales in June despite the widespread shortages.
Followed Closely by Manga, which Grew the Fastest, as Superheroes Continued Decline
July 2, 2021
Sales of manga, the second largest category, exploded in 2020, and as has been the case for some time, sales of Superhero graphic novels declined across channels.
Superheroes on a Roller Coaster, Manga on a Roll, a Good Month for Author Titles
June 9, 2021
Superheroes were on a roller coaster, manga was on a roll, and it was a good month for Author graphic novels in the book channel.
Sales Strong; Dog Man Slipping
June 7, 2021
Sales of kids graphic novels were strong in May, but Dog Man is off its highs.
Down from Last Month, but Way Up from Previous Years
June 4, 2021
Units of the Top 20 are lower than in April 2021, but sales are still way up from May 2020, May 2019, and May 2018.