What's the reason why Twice's japanese debut didnt do as well as expected?

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  1. ripiasuju

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    They sold 46k albums in one day.

    Yes this is very good but for what it was being built up to be, i was lowkey thinking they would pull a kara or snsd and sell 100's of thousands on their debut.

    But their sales are just similar to that of shinee and Daesung in japan.

    Its successful but far from record breaking and considering they 'trend' in japan all the time and have a J line its expected for them to do extremely well but by the looks of it blackpink should sell higher on their first day.

    For me the reason is that Japan arent as easy as everyone thinks, and they really do care for music more than anything, and twices concrept revolves around choreography and like 'sha sha' and 'just like TT' and 'heart signs' these wont make people buy an album.

    So my advice to twice is focus more on music just like snsd and kara did for their epic japanese albums so long ago

    What do you think?
     
    #1 ripiasuju, Jun 28, 2017
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    I don't know maybe Japan needs to listen to their album twice, Twice never convince the first time around, or that's what most people say.
     
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    You just wanted to use that pun lol
     
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    I feel like they should not have put all their title tracks as b sides in the album in my opinion. Because it is all their hit songs and 1 or 2 orginal Japanese song would have nice for their Japanese onces.
     
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    Yeah i hate when they do that, the songs are meant to be balanced with b sides.
     
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    The jpop market is already saturated with cute concept.

    They need something more fresh and unique
     
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    What "didn't do well"???? They slayyy Japan right now tho?
     
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    A lot of people think Japan likes Twices concept more rather than Blackpink but that's not true. People often compare Blackpink to 2NE1 but they are really nothing alike. Blackpink has a softer and more feminine side which Japanese people love. I could see Blackpink as the next KARA of Japan in terms of popularity and sales.
     
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    I couldn't resist it XD

    But that's what most people say when Twice releases anything: "It grew on me after the 123456789 listen." So Japan need to play it more
     
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    Agreed, fresh japanese songs always make fans happy i.e. Ka-ching, my swagger and tell me goodbye
     
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    I think that too, if they had an original Japanese song it would have been more appealing for J-Onces to buy
     
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    Lol you just pretending you cant read?
     
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    Tags @Lubby00 to fill you in on the stats
     
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    She just made a thread about it, right after ripia's so both titles contradict each other. According to her they outsold Signal.
     
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    Lol, are they not doing well? I thought they were. Someone hit me with the stats because apparently I'm delulu right now~~!!!
     
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    Lol OP they're doing fantastic actually, even higher 1st day sales than SNSDs JPN debut album

    The backfire tho :teeheek:
     
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    its actually high for a debut album with no new songs.

    also, there was a rule changed in how oricon counts it's sales starting from September 5th, 2016. so any sale charts before that date is irrelevant.

    read here

    pretty much you can't bulk buy your way to the top like how it used it.

    also, i don't know if you really follow exo-cbx but their recent first day sale is 26,541.
     
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    All i am saying is they didn't slay like snsd and kara did lol. It doesnt contradict imo.
     
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    so everything was jyp's mediaplay ?
     
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    What backfire? I wasn't comparing to SNSD, but give the numbers since you seem so keen of them.

    And where's the lie?
     
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