About BTS and EXO total album sales

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  1. KangWoojin144

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    Idk if someone has already posted this because I'm still new around here, but this is a genuine question


    Until now, BTS has sold a total of 7,332,791 albums (including studio, repackage and compilation albums, and EPs, just not counting singles), while EXO has sold a total of 10,755,732 albums (including same things as BTS's, excludind singles).

    Now, my question is: considering BTS's popularity is increasing a lot, as EXO's also is, but also considering the fact that in 2/3 years both groups will probably be just in units because of the military enlistment, do you guys think it's possible to BTS equal or even surpass EXO's total sales? Please explain to me your opinions.
    Honestly, I think at the same it is and it isn't possible, I'm afraid that the short period of time we have before the members of both groups go to the army doesn't allow this to happen.
     
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    you know what

    i really don't care
    if they do- good for them, if they don't- also good
     
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    BTS is not in competition with EXO. They can co exist fine.
     
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    I'm not really worried about who sells better, I'm just happy that they're both doing well and selling well
     
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    all i see here is that both groups are doing amazing.
     
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    3 million is a really big difference IMO. Considering the competitive nature of Exo-Ls, I'm sure they're pretty hyped up right now considering that BTS has sold a million albums in a short span of time. I mean didn't they post on Twitter about their goals for the next comeback? Something around 2 million without repackage which is quite insane lol
     
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    Little uptade:

    If we count BTS sales with the singles we have a total amount of 15,952,234
    And if we count EXO sales with the singles we have a total amount of 24,551,156

    That's huge wtf
     
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    BTS might surpass EXO soon !!
     
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    We all know what happens when you put bts and exo in the same thread ripppp
     
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    It’s very likely BTS sales are gonna surpass
     
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    Just a friendly reminder, exo debuted almost 2 years before bts
     
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    That gap may be huge lol but army has made many things impossible, possible hehehe

    Also can you show us where exactly you’re getting this information from?
     
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    Well, please don't scold/laugh at me, but from Wikipedia, it seems very trustworthy for me :c


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BTS_discography

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exo_discography

    In the tables there are the numbers of sales, so what I did was just add all the sales and I got that numbers...But, before, I already saw them in a group on Facebook, so I wanted to check'em by myself...
     
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    they have short memory, and i suppose that this include too chinese singles..
     
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    Look for example at TVXQ who came back after they went to military and both are doing fine so I guess that BTS and EXO will be fine aswell when they come back from military....
     
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    Plus 5 members of bts are younger than exo's maknae which gives bts a 4 year boost over exo
     
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    Idk how reliable it is to use wiki as source but from what I see they haven't update LY:Her US pure album sales. LY:Her already sold total of 100k physical copies this week in US.
    Edited: I just saw that they also haven't update LY: Tear sold in SK. If I'm not wrong, they already sold 1.1M in Hanteo. Hmm, I don't wiki is really that reliable.

    Anyway, I don't think you have to worry about who sold more before they went to the army. All I know we're going for that 2M copies for this album. FeLs3fy.gif
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't find any other source with so much data like Wikipedia :x But even if it isn't that reliable, we can have a good notion of both groups' sales I guess
     
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    Yeah, I guess if anyone really want to compare it, they have to actually refer to Gaon and Hanteo plus Billboard for it. And my statement still the same; don't worry who sold more album before military, all I know BTS gonna go for that 2M album sold. :D
     

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