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What is the most played Just Dance Wii game?

October 22, 2012

The Roast
The first Just Dance game released on November 17, 2009 for the Nintendo Wii. The game did not receive a typical professional review score average that would make you think it would become one of the best selling Wii games, but apparently many consumers ignored the “professional reviews” and bought the original Just Dance in droves. It has sold millions of copies and its success helped form a new major franchise for Ubisoft, with at least one new game for the series each year, since the original released.

In January this year, Ubisoft announced that since the series launched, it had sold more than 25 million copies. The Wii has had at least 8 games from the Just Dance series, from my count:

Another Just Dance title is releasing this Tuesday, Just Dance: Disney Party.

Which Just Dance game has become the Wii’s most played “Per person” and also has the most total hours of gameplay reported, with so many titles for Wii owners to choose from? (Hint: It’s not Just Dance 4.) Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

Will you be dancing with Just Dance 4 on the Wii U?

Coffee Beans
Just Dance 2 is the Wii’s most played game from the Just Dance series, according to the average hours reported “Per person” and also the total hours reported on the Nintendo Channel for all of the Just Dance games.

Just Dance 2 was released on October 12, 2010 with a MSRP of $39.99. The game was developed by Ubisoft Paris, and received an ESRB rating of “Everyone 10+” with “Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

The data shown in the image below is for the gameplay hours reported from U.S. Wii owners, with 734 days possibly reported.

Information reported from U.S. Wii owners.

The Brew
Just Dance 2 now has approximately 453,768 U.S. Wii owners that have reported playing the game through the Nintendo Channel, which is about 160,000 more Wii owners that have reported data for the game since last year’s report.

Just Dance 2’s reported average play-time is 12 Hours 55 Minutes “Per person”, with the average time played per day/session being about 1 Hour 7 Minutes. This means each time reported dancing session is lasting just over an hour. The game’s reported average is 12 Hours 55 Minutes “Per person” as the image above shows.

How has the game been received by critics and customers? The game has a “professional” critic review score average of 77.25%, based on 16 reviews on GameRankings.com. Just Dance 2 has a customer review score average of 90.22%, based on 1,097 reviews from Amazon.com.

Caffeinated Thoughts
While I still have not played any of the Just Dance games, I have found it interesting to see the series continue to be so successful, and I enjoy seeing how Ubisoft has marketed the series and expanded it to the other consoles as well. Seeing Just Dance 2 being the most played game of the series on the Wii though, I do find interesting because it wasn’t the first game in the series on the Wii.

The 5,863,176 Total Hours reported for the game are equivalent to dancing for about 244,299 days, straight. That would be dancing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for just over 669 years. I think that would make for the longest “Just Sweat It Out” session!

Just Dance 4 was just released on October 9th for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The Wii U is not yet out (less than a month now!), but Just Dance 4 is scheduled to release 5 days before the system, on November 13th. The trailer below is for Just Dance 4, and promotes how the Wii U GamePad’s streaming function will work.

Just Dance 4 on the Wii U currently has a MSRP of $49.99, which is $10 higher than the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 versions of the game. The game is releasing with three exclusive tracks for the Wii U version, as well as the Wii U exclusive Master of Ceremony and Puppet Master modes, and the ability to play Just Dance 4 off of just the Wii U GamePad.

I just wonder if the $10 price difference is going to be adjusted before launch, and make a big difference for fans of the series; or if it will make for the first Just Dance title to release at $49.99, and perhaps future Just Dance games will continue to release at that price as well?

Questions
Have any of you played Just Dance 2, and helped it become the Wii’s most played Just Dance game in at least the U.S., passing the original? Have any of you played all of the Just Dance Wii games by any chance, and if so, do you have a favorite game from the series?

If you’re a fan of the Just Dance series and planning on buying a Wii U, do the extra Wii U modes in Just Dance 4 and the option to play off of just the Wii U GamePad make you likely to buy the game?

You can see games from the Just Dance series linked below:

You can read older data reports on Just Dance, Just Dance 2, and Just Dance 3: here, here, and here.

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Dance Fever is Contagious! Just Dance 3 Report

December 4, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Just Dance 3 was released on October 7, 2011, and it was the first game in the Just Dance series to be a multi-console release.
     Just Dance 3 was developed by Ubisoft Paris, and of course published by Ubisoft.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Everyone 10+” with “Lyrics” listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

     Just how much have Wii owners been dancing with Just Dance 3, and how well does the game appear to be selling? Let’s take a look!

How many hours have you been dancing?

The Brew
     Just Dance 3 has 10,847 Wii owners that have reported game-play data, and the game’s average play-time per day/session is 1 Hour 32 Minutes. The average play-time per day/session simply means that each time Wii owners are firing up Just Dance 3, they are dancing for an hour and a half on average.

     Just how well has Just Dance 3 been selling though? I think the image below should put to rest any doubt the series is doing extremely well for Ubisoft, and I believe we will see Just Dance 4 in 2012:

I wonder what the ROI is for the games shown?

     As the image above shows, Just Dance 3 on the Wii has been ranked #1 on Amazon.com for at least the last three days, every time I have checked Amazon.com’s “Top 100 Video Games” list. I really think this should put to rest any/all doubts that third parties can find success on the Wii. Just Dance 3 has been outselling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many other games on Amazon.com, that I wouldn’t have expected it to at this point.

Caffeinated Thoughts
     Here’s something fun from my caffeinated thoughts, be the first U.S. resident to email me(Scott@CoffeeWithGames.com) Just Dance 3’s Wii’s “professional” review score average/percentage on GameRankings.com, for example is it 65.00% or maybe 100.00%, and I will mail you one package of Ed Hardy Energy Sticks to help keep you dancing/gaming through the night! When you email me the “professional” review score average, I will update “The Brew” section with the “professional” and customer review scores as I normally show them in other posts.
     I have not played any of the Just Dance games, but after watching trailers/videos for many of the games, I can see the appeal. If you have not seen Just Dance 3’s debut trailer, take a look at the video below:

     If you missed it, go back and watch the kid dancing around the .15 second mark. I still LOL at him, the poor guy!
     As for the data, Just Dance 3’s data debuted in 52 days, which is slightly longer than Just Dance 2’s data did last year; but I think it’s impressive considering the game is available on more than just the Wii.

     While Just Dance 3 isn’t on my Christmas list (yet), as I mentioned above, I definitely can see how people enjoy this game and the fact that it is once again selling, apparently, extremely well, I think speaks volumes for how much fun people are having with the game/series.

Questions
     Have any of you been playing Just Dance 3, or have it on your Christmas list? If you have been playing Just Dance 3, do you think it is the best Just Dance game to be released? 
     Is it your first game in the Just Dance series, or have you been a fan of the series since the original Just Dance, and you played them all so far?

If any of you are interested in Just Dance 3 you can see the console versions on Amazon.com linked below:
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