New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

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New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by Calavera » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:02 pm

The Wii was released in North America on November 19th 2006. It was discontinued by Nintendo 6 years ago back in October 2013. But Ubisoft is still releasing a brand new game for this 13 year old console. Just Dance 2020 is to be released for the Nintendo Switch, Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia on November 5th 2019.
Ubisoft's announcement of the Wii version was met with surprise and ridicule from gamers who were left wondering about Ubisoft supporting a platform that has been discontinued since 2013; a Twitter user going by the handle alienaishas speculated that this was due to the Wii's very large install base, claiming that organizations such as hospitals use Just Dance as part of their patient rehabilitation programs.[4] However, a Ubisoft representative denied the rehabilitation reason, stating to Polygon, "A lot of our [Just Dance series] players are children and families who continue to play on Wii."
No Wii U version though. I wonder why? :olol: Just for fun I decided to see if the sales figures were available for Just Dance 2019 to see how it sold on the Wii compared to the Wii U and other consoles.

http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=222187

If that site is correct the sales are as follows.

Just Dance 2019
1.Nintendo Switch- 760,000
2.Nintendo Wii- 240,000
3.PS4- 170,000
4.Xbox One- 150,000
5.Wii U- 100,000
6.Xbox 360- 70,000

So it is no surprise they would still release it on the Wii in 2019 since the 2018 Wii version was #2

I decided to look at past years sales in the series. Here they are if anyone is interested. :ocool:

Just Dance 2018
1.760,000 Switch
2.390,000 Wii
3.300,000 PS4
4.210,000 Xbox One
5.170,000 Wii U
6.100,000 Xbox 360
7.70,000 PS3

Just Dance 2017
1.Wii 1 million
2.Wii U 430,000
3.Xbox One 340,000
4.Nintendo Switch 290,000
5.Xbox 360 280,000
6.PS4 240,000
7.PS3 130,000

These are just the Wii and Wii U sales from the original Just Dance up to the latest as of now Just Dance 2019

Just Dance- 4 Million
Just Dance 2- 5.25 Million
Just Dance 3- 10 Million
Just Dance 4- 6.89 Million(Wii U 380,00)
Just Dance 2014- 3.89 Million (Wii U 640,00)
Just Dance 2015- 2.09 Million (Wii U 750,000)
Just Dance 2016- 1.11 Million (Wii U 600,000)
Just Dance 2017- 1 Million (Wii U 430,000)
Just Dance 2018- 390,000 (Wii U 170,000)
Just Dance 2019- 240,000 (Wii U 100,000)


So from this I've learned that there seems to be a decent amount of Just Dance fans who still play it on the original Wii. It also tells me that the Just Dance series has taken a huge drop in popularity. From 10 million sold with Just Dance 3 to only 1.49 million with Just Dance 2019. These numbers will only drop further with the 2020 release. I'm guessing around 150,000 will sell on the Wii and the total across all consoles will barely break 1 million.

That ends my way too in depth post about the Just Dance series :olol:
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Re: New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:26 pm

Has anyone at BG played a Just Dance game?

Those sales figures probably don't include digital sales for the current systems, so it will still be doing 2m+.

Besides music licensing, the games wouldn't cost much to make.

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Re: New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by ian » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:46 am

Just dance is the modern day FIFA, for some reason it sells, and becomes shovelware that’s worth $1 after 6 months.

Surprised you don’t have them all yet Zoidberg?

Or maybe you do just haven’t played them.
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Re: New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:21 pm

Nope, don't own any of them

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Re: New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by Matisfaction » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:30 pm

ian wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:46 am
Just dance is the modern day FIFA,
You do actually get new content with Just Dance.

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Re: New Wii game to be released just 2 weeks shy of it's 13th Anniversary

Post by pixel » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:54 am

I played Dance Central at a demo booth back in 2010 on the Kinect. I know older folks and families that bought a Wii just for Just Dance back in the day, I'm sure it'll still make Ubisoft plenty of money.

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