GAON and HANTEO Annual Chart 2019 [comparison]

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  1. Hermes1

    Hermes1 Elite

    Mar 8, 2016
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    Posted by scent_of_rain571 pts 3 hours ago
    The Comparison of 2019 Gaon and Hanteo Annual Chart


    HANTEO: Counts how many albums have been bought by individual buyers.

    Contrary to popular belief, the reason why Hanteo sales is lower than Gaon's is not because the albums that are purchased only from Hanteo-certified stores count toward Hanteo. For some years, there is almost no store that is not Hanteo-certified. Even if they are not, you receive a code for your album to be counted towards Hanteo. E.g. if you are in the US and purchase a Kpop album through Walmart, Amazon, Target etc. your purchase will count towards both Hanteo and Billboard. This was not possible some years ago.

    GAON: (physical sales) Counts how many albums have been shipped out to stores.

    GAON-Returned Albums: Contrary to popular belief, they are not exactly the albums that are not selling but albums with expired shelf and storage life. Companies ship the albums to the retailers and pay them for displaying their albums on the shelves.

    Most of time, fansites preorder too many albums to hype the idols and then cancel the purchase just before the album's release date.

    Some companies take the pre-orders serious or use it as an advantage for the hype and year end award shows. So they press albums way more than should be and ship them to the retailers. This counts through Gaon.

    When the shelf and storage life expires, companies can pay the retailers to extend the life and storage life or they accept returns. However, companies that pressed a lot of albums don't accept returns due to lack of storage. So retailers do whatever they want to the albums with expired storage and shelf life. Since those albums are not returned to the company, you see those albums "0" on Gaon's "Returned Albums" list.


    Note: You see X1's sales "minus" on Hanteo because their albums were returned to company due to group's situation.

    Note 2:Sales of the groups that are not in the top 20 in the Gaon although they are in the top 20 in Hanteo:

    12. NUEST <Happily Ever After> 270,845
    16. NUEST <The Table> 217,088
    17. IZONE <HEART*IZ> 200,977
    20. MONSTA_X <'FOLLOW' : FIND YOU> 179,534

    Source: GAON & HANTEO
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  2. beyoncesvt

    beyoncesvt Public Figure

    Oct 15, 2019
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    the over shipments
  3. sassily

    sassily Rookie

    Aug 28, 2019
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    people still try to discredit groups with this "overshipment" crap lol...there are a ton of stores outside Korea that aren't Hanteo certified. And if companies could just say "No thanks" to returns why would any of them admit to them? If anything, Gaon at least registers returns, Hanteo doesn't.

    There's a reason why award shows all use Gaon data. Hanteo is only interesting for the real time chart and music shows since they're based on it.
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