Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Magic Sales Down in 3rd Quarter

For those interested in the business side of the industry, this column makes for a good read. Magic sales were up for the first quarter, largely due to WOTC moving Dragons of Tarkir's release date to March under the company's new release schedule. However, this move reduced Magic sales in the second quarter, since Dragons would normally release in May.

This doesn't explain the drop in Magic sales in the 3rd quarter of the year though, especially since WOTC says Origins is the best summer release the Magic line has ever had.  Quarter 4 should prove an increase over 2014 though, as Battle for Zendikar has proven the most popular Magic release in several years.