They certify albums separately for physicals and digital. That is, Gold for 100k physicals and Gold for 100k digital. Not combined.Tansike wrote:Certification are still physical only in Japan or how does it work nowadays?
Doesn't make much sense, though.
Maybe they should finally certify albums based on total acticivity (physicals+digital+streaming) now that they finally have the combined chart.
Also, I think just like other countries where local music is heavily predominant, they should have certifications for foreign albums with lower figures too. As right now, it's getting more and more difficult for western acts to reach even Gold in Japan.