Just Dance 2 sells 5 million copies in United States

Nintendo touts new sales figures for Wii-exclusive dancing game; title becomes system's eighth game to sell 5 million units in the region.

It's not a stretch to say Ubisoft's Just Dance franchise owns the boogie game genre. The next closest competitor--Harmonix's Dance Central--has gone platinum but isn't close to the French publisher's series. Today, the gap was extended, as Nintendo has announced that Just Dance 2 has sold 5 million units, becoming the eighth Wii title to reach that landmark.

More than 5 million have just danced.

The milestone was reached in July, when the Wii-exclusive dancing game tallied an additional 122,000 units at retail, according to the latest NPD data. The Wii now has eight titles that have sold in excess of 5 million units, which Nintendo said was twice as many as "competing current-generation consoles" have combined.

Nintendo also provided specific sales for the other seven Wii games to break the 5 million mark. These titles include: Wii Play (13.04 million), Mario Kart Wii (10.64 million), New Super Mario Bros. Wii (8.36 million), Wii Fit (8.17 million), Wii Fit Plus (7.06 million), Wii Sports Resort (6.45 million), and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (5.28 million).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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27 comments
nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@franzito And the NES, SNES, N64, and Gamecube weren't family systems?

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

This is also the first Nintendo game without a Mario or a Wii in its name to sell 5 million units !!!

HaloOverrated
HaloOverrated

No wonder at least half of the non-Nintendo games on Wii are party games; they're the only non-Nintendo games that sell well. Shame, really.

eternal_blade3
eternal_blade3

@crossdudu Yeah, Nintendo's third-party games tend to suck, especially when you compare them to their first-party games.

stailcookie
stailcookie

I am only glad to hear this because that means microsoft collected a lot of royalties which could fund earnest attempts at cool new tech. Otherwise... yeah, Kinect has a popular title for a certain demographic. within the demographic that would buy a kinect......

crossdudu
crossdudu

It's funny that 7 out of those 8 games are made by Nintendo

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

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MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

First time I have ever seen the Ubisoft logo on a Wii game.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

@AvatarMan96 dude I want to agree with you but dancing is rhythm... But yeah the game sucks you can sit on the couch and wave your hands around. Also you don't need rhythm to play this you just follow the images. What concerns me is that wii only has 8 games that have sold over 2 million? That sucks!!!

franzito
franzito

Figures why this sold a lot. Wii is a "family", "recreational" console still...

2deluxe
2deluxe

The crap barely constitute as a game. Very inaccurate, the game can't detect your moves at all.

marlobc
marlobc

dance dance dance on wii dance machine!

Flint247
Flint247

Congrats, I guess. I still use my Wii for SSBB and MKwii.

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

Seriously, who buys this crap?

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@AvatarMan96 Next you tell me most Guitar Hero players has no actual guitar skills. And that many Modern Warfare and Counter-strike players have no idea how to handle a gun.

shadow580
shadow580

@AvatarMan96 keeping your rhythm can be tough when you're drunk. Not to mention when you're holding your drink at the same time.

brucies_bubbles
brucies_bubbles

No accounting for taste My Wii has about 2 years worth of dust on it

moviequest14
moviequest14

I like this title a LOT better than other dance titles *cough*dance-dance-revolution*cough* it is the best blend of realism,not a completely unrealistic experience (just stepping on arrows) but not TOO realistic (a camera that charts every move to make sure each one is correct..might as well dance on your own to the radio and save $50)/..yeah it is occasionally a tad bit rough around the edges but it is one of the better dance games around and improves with each sequel.

sagameister3
sagameister3

I wonder what the ratio of just dance 2 to wii console owner is :|

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

'Tis a "party" game, you can get people together to play it and think they're getting a score. Plus it has popular music. In short, the "hardcores" hate it while the "casuals" eat it up.

powerkiller
powerkiller

wut? there are people with a wii who don't have brawl!?

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

This proves that even poor games can make money, Which explains why they keep recycling Madden every year.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

The game is terrible. I don't see why everyone likes it. It requires NO dancing skill, just rhythm