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5 Million Plus Copies Sold, How Many Hours Danced? Just Dance 2 Report

August 21, 2011

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     Just Dance 2 released on October 12, 2010 for the Wii with a MSRP of $39.99.  The game was developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft.
     Just Dance 2 received an “Everyone 10+” rating from the ESRB with “Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.
     Nintendo announced just last week, on August 11, that Just Dance 2 had crossed “the 5 million sales mark”, joining seven other Wii titles in the United States with more than 5 million units sold.

     How many hours have Wii owners in the United States spent dancing their nights away with Just Dance 2?  Let’s take a look!

For a point of reference, the “Total Hours” reported for Just Dance 2
are more than Metroid: Other M’s and more than Kirby’s Epic Yarn’s
“Total Hours”, both of which released around the same time last year.

Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Just Dance 2 has had about 261,918 Wii owners report their play-time data through the Nintendo Channel, since the game released on October 12, 2010.

Number of Players Reporting Data, Increased
     The last report on Just Dance 2 was from game-play data recorded on November 22, 2010.  At that time, Just Dance 2 had game-play hours debut on the Nintendo Channel from approximately 10,067 Wii owners reporting data.
    Just Dance 2 has seen an increase of 251,851 Wii owners reporting data through the Nintendo Channel. This means about 5% of Just Dance 2 owners in the United States use the Nintendo Channel to report their play-time data.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Just Dance 2 now has 2,712,953 Total Hours of game-play reported, which is an increase of 2,653,436 Total Hours since its debut data from November 22, 2010.
     Just Dance 2’s total average hours played is now 10 Hours 21 Minutes “Per person”(or console) reporting data, an increase of 4 Hours 27 Minutes above the game’s debut average.
     The average play-time per dance session now is just over 1 Hour 11 Minutes, which is about a 15 minute decrease from the initial average.  This means that each day/time Just Dance 2 is being played, Wii owners are spending 1 Hour 11 Minutes dancing! Sales Information
     Just Dance 2’s sale rank is #9 and it is currently selling for $25.00 with free shipping, which is a 37% savings off its MSRP.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 12:15AM on August 21, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Just Dance 2’s “professional” review score average is 77.25%, based on 16 reviews on

     The game has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 955 customer reviews.
     Just Dance 2’s customer review score average is 90.45%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:15AM, on August 21, 2011.)

Filtered Thoughts
     Ubisoft just released Just Dance Summer Party on July 19, and Just Dance 3 will be releasing later this year on October 11, helping keep the Just Dance games series alive.
     I can see how the series has become successful with the marketing behind it, and the audience it has attracted.  I’m not sure though, if the Just Dance series will become like the Tony Hawk or the Guitar Hero series where sales drastically vanish from one year to the next, but as Just Dance and Just Dance 2 have proven successful, I think Ubisoft will continue to support and market the series well in the future.
     The fact that Just Dance 2 has sold more than 5 million copies in less than a year I think is an incredible feat for a game, and one any developer would hope to accomplish.  Though I haven’t played any of the Just Dance games yet, one game from the series might become part of our Wii collection in the near future.

     Have any of you played the games in the Just Dance series, and if so, what games in the series have you played?
     If you have not played any of the Just Dance games, is it a series you are interested in?

If you are interested in the Just Dance games, you can see several linked on below: