Unlike BP & Winner, Ikon struggles to reach 100k album sales.

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  1. annoyed

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    And I wonder why?

    Winner was shipped off to touring too after debut, they even lost a member while still new. And yet their album sales continues to grow. Despite only having comeback once a year.

    Blackpink only got 1 single release in 2017 but in 2018 their debut mini album reached 100k in a week.

    Ikon is the only 3rd gen group from YG that’s had constant comebacks in one year from 2017-2018, and yet their sales refuses to improve, even a national hit couldn’t get them to reach 90k.

    Why is that? I don’t believe it’s mismanagement bc all YG acts are mismanaged and they still do great
     
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    Appealing enough to gain lot of casual listeners

    But not enough appealing to gain hardcore stans who would buy albums
     
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    I wonder what makes them less appealing compared to Winner. If you look at the groups you’d expect Winner being the one to gain only the gp but not a fandom while Ikon looks and sound like they’d appeal to to teens and adults who wanna buy their albums.
     
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    Girlie really said "Okay so IFlop stans made another BTS Thread how about this" We stan
     
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    It's not like Winner sell much more than iKon either. Winner sells more in Korea, iKon sells more in Japan and that's it
     
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    Winner’s last album sold 100k and that was with YG boycott/scandal going on. I’d say they sell better. Also since they got more fans in Japan than Winner shouldn’t that also go over to their Korean sales? since that’s what people say about Twice’s album sales in Korea?
     
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    Twice Korean albums sold like a third of their japanese albums (on Oricon), it's the same for iKon I guess. Their japanese public probably don't bother to buy their korean albums, at least not as much as their japanese albums
     
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    Most people who i know that like ikon arent hardcore kpop fans but more casual listeners who like good music and dont really care abt charts or sales
     
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    bcs ikonics dont like bulk buying
     
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    True. I wonder why ikon doesn’t sell that much in Japan either like the top groups considering they can do a dome show there. I think MX too has more sales there. SVT definitely does.

    I never got why they don’t attract buyers in any market.
     
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    Neither does Winner stans or even VIPs. But they still manage to crack 100k?
     
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    So they’re casual listeners then. That’s my question tho. Why don’t they attract stans like Winner and BP despite having national hit?
     
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    They are not good enough. Actually they are one of the most inconsistent idol group and you can't attract fans like that.
     
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    Our great leader FORBIDS us to bulk buy and we're an obedient bunch.
     

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