Sales of the recently released DVD of Game of Thrones Season 1 are flying off the shelves, with the 350,000 copies sold so far a record for any HBO series.
The 350,000 units sold in the first week after the March 6 release eclipsed sales of other hit HBO series including The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and True Blood. The news comes on the heels of the release of the wildly popular trailer for Season 2 (which debuts on April 1), pointing to what could be huge ratings for the upcoming season premier.
So far the series has done an excellent job of capitalizing on the millions of fans of the Game of Thrones books, with the series holding largely true to the books and involving author George R.R. Martin in many different ways to ensure that what’s seen on the screen is authentic and engaging.