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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Fitness

Rhythm and fitness games continue to be great crowd-pleasers, with a variety of accessible titles on offer to those looking to keep moving. MCVgets down to the beat. The fitness games market is fittingly in good shape. Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus are the 22nd and 23rd best-selling games …

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Win an Xbox 360 and Kinect… by dancing

Have you got The Moves? Are you a Dancing Queen (or King)? Prove it and you could take home an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle and Just Dance 3. Ubisoft has teamed up with MCV to host a special games industry dance-off, marking the approaching release of new Wii compilation Just …

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FEATURE: Blood on the Dance Floor

Over 1m dancing games are sold every month on average. That’s an incredible sum, especially considering that before Just Dance arrived in November 2009, dancing games had become a forgotten genre. Since then the dance games market has exploded and there is an astonishing eleven dancing titles on the schedule …

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Retailers wary of Xmas dance-off

It’s murder on the dance floor this Christmas with at least ten new dancing games vying for shelf space. Dance has become one of the most competitive genres since Ubisoft’s surprise hit Just Dance. Yet retail has now warned publishers to stop flooding this market, or they risk killing it …

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Dancing deal for new PQube game

Consumers can go hands on with Dance! It’s Your Stage at the UK Street Dance and World Street Dance Championships. The latter event runs from August 26th to August 28th at the Opera House & Winter Gardens in Blackpool while the former takes place in Harrow on November 12th. Attendees …

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1m dance games sold every month

The lucrative dancing game genre shows no signs of slowing down. Over 1m dance games are sold globally every month, according to MCV research. That includes 12m Just Dance games, over 3m copies of Michael Jackson, 2.5m copies of Microsoft’s Dance Central and 2m units of 505 Games’ Zumba Fitness. …

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Music games hit new high in 2010

Forget the fall of Guitar Hero; the music video game sector is stronger than ever, says GfK Chart-Track. The sales tracker says that 2010 was the most successful year for music games in the UK, despite disappointing performances by the various Hero and Rock Band titles. Dance games drove the …

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Ubi dance games shift 10.5m in Q3

Ubisoft’s dance portfolio collectively achieved a global sell-in of 10.5m units in the final quarter of 2010. Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Dance on Broadway and US-only title Just Dance Kids were identified as some of the publisher’s key sellers for the three months ended December …

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Black Bean announces Mel B Dance

Publisher Black Bean Games has used its session at the Italian Videogame Developers Conference in Rome to unveil Mel B Dance. Black Bean strategic corporate coordinator Fabrizio Vagliasindi made the announcement, offering ‘the first semester of 2011’ as a release date. The game’s formats were unconfirmed, and no information was …

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Dance Central not possible on Move/Wii

With its ability to track the movement of 20 limbs, Kinect is well-suited to Dance Central and its hundreds of dance moves. In an interview with MCV, Harmonix says embracing Microsoft’s motion accessory rather than PlayStation Move or Wii was an easy choice. Kinect was a no-brainer because you don’t …

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