Singstar serenades two million

June 30th by Ben Parfitt

Sony Europe’s innovative SingStar series is celebrating passing the two million sales mark worldwide.

Created by SCEE’s London Studio, SingStar was 2004’s most successful new franchise in Europe, following on from the success of EyeToy in 2003. The title, which debuted in May 2004, uses microphones to analyse players’ voices as they sing, marking them on pitch, tone and rhythm.

SCEE executive VP Phil Harrison commented: “The tremendous success of SingStar reflects our commitment to innovation and broadening the appeal of computer entertainment. For the third year running SCEE’s London studio has introduced another massive international hit.”

“We have been overwhelmed by how warmly SingStar has been received by the music industry,” added music licensing and A&R manager Sergio Pimentel.

“We have licensed more than 250 songs for the series to date and we would like to thank all of the record companies and music publishers for their massive contribution to the success of the games.”

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