Luffy and crew are at it again as Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece breaks yet another record!
Market survey firm Oricon reports that the 60th volume of the One Piece manga has sold 2,094,123 copies between its November 4 (it’s first official day on the market) and November 7.
It is the first book to sell over 2 million copies in its first week of sales since April 2008, when Oricon began reporting its book rankings.
Who was the previous week one champ in the book rankings? One Piece, volume 59! That volume of the manga sold 1,852,541 copies back in August. And how about the current third place record? It is also held by One Piece! Volume 57, which was released back in March of this year, is the 3rd all-time week one seller with 1.691 million copies sold in its first week. The 12 latest volumes of One Piece, dating all the way back to volume 50th from June of 2008, have each sold over 1 million copies in the first week.
Anyways, back to the latest manga volume. In it’s first print fresh off the presses, One Piece manga volume 60 has 3.4 million copies published, the most ever in history. The One Piece manga series as a whole has now over 200 million copies that have been printed.