5 million agree to Just Dance 2

Ubisoft touts quintuple-platinum milestone for latest Wii-exclusive rhythm game; franchise sales top 10 million.

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It has been fairly evident that Ubisoft has a hit on its hands with Just Dance 2 since last month, when the Wii dancing game secured third place on NPD's monthly retail chart, beating out such high-profile new releases as Gran Turismo 5 and Donkey Kong Country Returns. Today, Ubisoft provided some perspective on just how well the rhythm title is doing, announcing that Just Dance 2 has sold more than 5 million units worldwide.

It is a categorical imperative that everyone Just Dances.

A much-improved sequel to 2009's tepidly reviewed original, Just Dance 2 offers Wii gamers the chance to dance along to more than 40 music tracks across a range of genres, including R&B, disco, funk, and rock. The game accommodates up to four players at a time, all of which compete to mirror onscreen choreography. Further, Ubisoft has committed to regularly updating the title with downloadable content distributed through the Wii Shop Channel.

The Wii-exclusive Just Dance franchise also includes Just Dance Kids, which launched in November 2010. According to Ubisoft, the franchise has sold more than 10 million units worldwide combined, lifetime-to-date. The franchise is also showing increased popularity, considering the original Just Dance required four months to attain the 2-million-unit sales milestone.

For more on Just Dance 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

37 comments
SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

My wife and her friend enjoy playing this - coffee mornings became Just Dance Mornings :lol:

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

If you've got female children playing games on your Wii - you should get Just Dance (doesn't matter which version). I've got 2 daughters. Every friend or family member that comes over plays this game with the kids. It's a great game for getting kids in shape and having fun. as far as gameplay goes - it lacks big time, but then again - that's what the kids like about it. Half the time they don't even dance with a controller. They just select a song and try to do the moves. It's really interesting to see this type of interactive software on a console.

lzorro
lzorro

Drinking + Just Dance = Good time. That's why it's popular.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I can't believe so many people buy this crap.

oneligas
oneligas

i guess San Franciso passed a law that required it's residents to purchase a Wii and Just Dance 2, yes that would explain everything

Lostboy1224
Lostboy1224

god I hate that song they are playing. I guess guitar hero is out and dancing with a Wiimote is in.

Samox
Samox

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japanesegoth
japanesegoth

the game isn't that great technically...it's not too accurate. but still when you are playing with a group of friends it's really fun. watching people who can't dance try to dance more than makes up for the technical shortcomings.

jameslee1997
jameslee1997

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onuruca
onuruca

Gamespot; please put an end to your 'funny' headlines.

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

Just dance 2 just cause 2 = Just dance to just cause too

edmond_villamor
edmond_villamor

Uncharted is a great franchise and one of my favorites before I sold my PS3, in fact, i'm going to get one agian once 3 comes out. Kudos to Ubisoft for making a fortune on Just Dance 2. it is a good game I enjoyed it myself. Especially that kumbaya song or something.

sagameister3
sagameister3

It can easily be ported and improved through the kinect and move but do they really need that much more profit? lol...

soulless4now
soulless4now

It's safe to say there will be a Just Dance 3 coming to a store near you by the end of the year.

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

@BetardxFoosier Tell me about it. I swear, the guy from uncharted and the guy from just cause two are both the same man. I wanna see a game come out where you play as a rude, chubby blond guy who's awkward around women. Now that stands out!

BetardxFoosier
BetardxFoosier

@ImprovedMind The main character in the Uncharted series keeps me from ever picking up one of those games. Looks way too cliche for me.

ImprovedMind
ImprovedMind

@EPaul How so? Those games you listed are all excellent games unlike the Uncharted series.

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

I've been gaming for almost 27 years, and I'd usually stay very far away from these games. However, I picked it up, and I had a blast playing with my girlfriend. The game is extremely shallow, and the precision is questionable at best, but dancing to ridiculous songs that bring back silly memories proved to be very entertaining. It's no wonder games like this are successful, and I can't knock having fun while playing a game. Honestly, I had more fun watching my girlfriend than actually playing the game, which extends the value of these games even further.

EPaul
EPaul

@ImprovedMind You are entitled to your opinion but if you think the uncharted games is directed to the most closed minded gamers and are terrible. Then u must think the Gears, Halo and Assasin Creed franchises are horrible as well

ImprovedMind
ImprovedMind

@EPaul Not really. The Uncharted franchise is directed at the most closed mineded gamers who think that PS3 exclusive games are great. Thankfully that number is quite small so these terrible games don't sell well.

EPaul
EPaul

Wow to think this Franchise has more copies sold than the Uncharted Franchise....sad

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I've got to admit, I wasn't impressed when I tried this game. Or at least the first one.....

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

casual always win. Me loose......sob sob sob

shakensparco
shakensparco

I'd like to give it a try sometime. Might not be so bad.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

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JohnisGodd
JohnisGodd

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DBZKING1234
DBZKING1234

Just Dance outsold Donkey Kong Country Returns... Wait what?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I loved the first Just Dance game, the only reason I haven't picked this new one up though is I don't care for the track listing as much, may get it when it's a little cheaper. Critics were a bunch of haters for the first game though, treated this like just another piece of Wii shovelware, but I enjoyed.

feryl06
feryl06

awesome news.... no doubt Ubisoft is considering going multi-plat and Nintendo is hoping they don't! :)

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

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RogueShodown
RogueShodown

My problem with these high sales is that the first wasn't really a game. According to reviews, it had such a bad scoring system that it might as well have been a video rather than a game and still be just as good.

requul1
requul1

This game being Wii exclusive is lame sauce. Ubisoft needs to port it to the Xbox for the kinect so Dance Central will have some competition besides DanceMasters.

Flint247
Flint247

Nothing wrong with dance games. Although I am not interested in this, that is pretty impressive.

da_chub
da_chub

well, atleast ubisoft gets to spend all that money making more assasins creed games.(which im not sure is any better)

KCGemini
KCGemini

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