other groups selling physical only and then based on wikipedia u combine physical and digital sales to reach best-selling girlgroup all the time,
The other groups are only physical because they pre-date the digital era.
Regardless, your comment attempts to invalidate the importance of digital sales so listen up boo; we are no longer living in the 1990's. People don't sell physicals anymore and just because Korea can make the transition to digital sales unlike the basic, Japanese, in-need-of-a-trip-to-a-Gangnam-clinic hoe in your icon, doesn't mean that SNSD haven't sold 52.5 million records, records now meaning 'single, album and DVD sales of either a physical or digital format', even if in reality, they have actually sold between 65-70 million.
The thread title and that wikipedia page...
That wikipedia page was bullshit in saying SNSD have sold 37 million records when they have actually sold 52.5 million confirmed and 65-70 million throughout their career. And my thread has collected stats from only Gaon, Oricon, Hanteo and Billboard. 52.5 million officially confirmed sales is nothing short of the truth. Deal with it, boo.
I do agree that using a wikipedia chart as the basis is pretty stupid, though all of the kpop groups on that chart had digital numbers factored in, not just SNSD.
Wikipedia is not the basis of any of the numbers provided in this thread though, as you are aware, sis. Although, suggesting that SNSD are the 'confirmed', 3rd best selling girl group ever was done based on the citations provided on the wikipedia page.
Yeah, do your argument to Gaon, Billboard, Oricon, Itunes chart, etc
there's a reason why they make digital chart and physical chart separately.
Your incoherent English isn't helping your flawed logic.
Sales are sales, be it digital or physical.
1- As far as I know, that Wikipedia page (as inaccurate as it may be) is the list of best-selling girl groups, not a list of best-selling physical girl groups.
2- If you sell songs digitally, it's still sales. Thus countable to establish a list of best-selling girl groups.
3- The sales figures in this thread were NOT based on those from Wikipedia.
4- Physical and digital sales are combined in all major charts (such as the Billboard Hot 100 or the Billboard 200) nowadays because the physical industry is dead.
5- Combining both still makes it hard for SNSD to chart considering 1) they're an Asian act, 2) it's a lot harder to sell records in the context of today's industry than it was when other girl groups (Spice Girls, TLC, Destiny's Child, etc.) were active, mainly because of piracy.
6- Questioning the fact that groups that are/were active before and after the physical industry crashed are put on the same level is another question.
1- Billboard counts both physical and digital sales.
2- iTunes is an online music store, there's not even a physical chart.
Clock ha', sis.