AndiIversen wrote:About Mediatraffic's methods, I still don't trust the results since there's lots of countries/charts that are not taken into account..
Like what happened with Girls' Generation a few weeks ago when their single Twinkle sold 600k+ in downloads alone in South Korea (it also went #1 in Japan's Oricon international chart) and that SK number wasn't taken into account for the Global Tracks chart(Mediatraffic doesn't count SK's officialy sold downloads, streams, nor airplay) and the single went onto chart at only #39 when it should've been easily #1 that week.
Media Traffic counts data from South Korea, but the south korean market is weighted according to the IFPI statistics. These statistics are based on earnings, not on the number of downloads sold.
I think you can roughly say that 100.000 downloads on the Gaon Downloadchart count 10.000 points on the Mediatraffic track chart.
They count towards the album chart, not the singles tracks chart, this coming from their site:
from Mediatraffic's site:
THE MOST POPULAR TRACKS ACCORDING TO PAID DOWNLOADS, SINGLE-SALES AND AIRPLAY
SINGLE-SALES AND PAID DOWNLOAD STATS FROM USA, JAPAN, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, FRANCE, AUSTRALIA, ITALY, SPAIN, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, IRELAND, GREECE, CANADA, AND NEW ZEALAND.
THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL AIRPLAY-CHARTS FROM USA, JAPAN, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, FRANCE, ITALY, SPAIN, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK, FINLAND, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, IRELAND, GREECE, HUNGARY, POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, AND NEW ZEALAND. THE CHARTS ARE WEIGHTED TO THE SIZE OF ITS MARKETS ACCORDING TO THE LATEST IFPI-STATISTICS
PLAYLISTS FROM HUNDREDS RADIO-STATIONS IN ALBANIA, ARGENTINA, BELARUS, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CHINA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, ECUADOR, EESTI, EL SALVADOR, FAROE ISLANDS, GEORGIA, GUAM, HONG KONG, ICELAND, INDIA, ISRAEL, KENYA, LATVIA, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, MACEDONIA, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SINGAPORE; SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA, THAILAND, TURKEY, UKRAINE, VENEZUELA, AND YUGOSLAVIA.
PLAYLISTS FROM VARIOUS TV-MUSIC CHANNELS
so no South Korea anywhere on the Tracks Chart Methodologies.