Friday, January 7, 2011

Ubisoft Announce Michael Jackson The Experience Has Sold Over 2 Million Units On Wii,DS, And PSP

Ubisoft have announced that their internal projections put the sales of the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Playstation Portable game, Michael Jackson The Experience, at over 2 Million units sold. The Japanese release of this game, on those consoles, is set to come out this year. The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions come out on 12th April in the USA and 14th April in the EU.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO – January 6, 2011 – Ubisoft announced today that Michael Jackson The Experience is a global holiday hit as it has sold through two million units in total for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo DSTM and the Sony PlayStation® Portable in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, according to internal estimates.  The latest sales figures don’t include Japan, which has one of the largest and most passionate concentrations of Michael Jackson fans anywhere. The game is slated to come out in Japan later this year.

Launched November 23, 2010 in North America and November 25, 2010 in Europe, the Middle East, and select Asian territories, Michael Jackson The Experience allows players to experience the magic of the King of Pop by performing dance steps that were inspired by the choreography of Michael Jackson in environments that were drawn from his world and all while listening to and singing along with the music that continues to excite and move people today.

“Michael Jackson The Experience is a worldwide hit and offers fans the game they have been waiting for,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “As the leader in the dance game genre, our teams have worked enthusiastically to build an experience that recreates the magic worlds of Michael Jackson’s videos and performances.  We’re looking forward to bringing Michael Jackson The Experience to Kinect and Move so an even bigger audience can enjoy playing the game with their friends and family too.”

“We are extremely thrilled with how people around the world are embracing and enjoying Michael Jackson The Experience,” said John Branca and John McClain, the executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson. “The passion they are showing for learning and performing Michael’s signature dance moves to the songs they have loved for years is a tribute to his amazing legacy. Families are sharing an entertainment experience that is fun, unique and energizing.”

Ubisoft brings Michael Jackson The Experience to Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®Move Motion Controller for the PlayStation®3 on April 12, 2011 in North America and April 14, 2011 in Europe, the Middle East and Asian territories (Japan’s release date is slated for later this year). For the first time ever, the Kinect and PlayStationMove game play experiences allow fans to be scored on their dancing and singing for a complete performance experience. Also new to Kinect and PlayStationMove are the songs “Blood on the Dance Floor” and “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with additional tracks to be revealed soon.

The Kinect and PlayStation3 versions will include new exclusive features that greatly enrich the player’s experience. In the Kinect version, Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology projects the player on-screen and into the game itself.  The player’s body is tracked, allowing them to see their true movements and steps reproduced in the game. This level of immersion allows players to be surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each Michael Jackson song.  Innovative co-op andBattle multiplayer modes allow up to four players to collaborate or compete for the best performer prize with the Kinect version. In addition, different difficulty levels and a practice mode ensure that the game is both accessible and challenging.

Unique to the PlayStationMove version is an automatic Facebook® feed that allows the player to instantly post his/her progress and pictures of themselves playing the game to their Facebook page, showcasing their Michael Jackson skills for friends to admire. The game play also adapts to the available hardware (Move only, microphone only or Move plus microphone) and offers dancing, singing or dancing and singing depending on the accessories owned by the player. Additionally, the Michael Jackson School Mode takes advantage of both the Playstation Eye and Kinect by allowing players to see themselves on screen at the side of renowned dancers that actually worked with Michael Jackson to learn the iconic moves of the King of Pop.

For more information about Michael Jackson The Experience, please visit the game’s Facebook page

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 6th January

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  • Mac: The App store is now live for those using OS 10.6.6. its reported there are over 1,000 apps to choose from
  • Gamefly reveal the "most requested" game from their rental service was Red Dead Redemption, Call Of Duty Black Ops in 2nd
  • PSP: Sony Japan announce Disaster Report 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker are coming to the Best Of Range in Feb
  • DS: Aksys announce they will be replenishing stock of 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors within the next week in USA
  • Activision and Zynga are being sued by Walker Digital over patent infringement regarding tournaments
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Zero Punctuation -Top 5 Best And Worse Games Of 2010
  • Homefront will use THQ's Online Pass. gamers playing a used copy will have limited online access, $10 for full acess
  • Job postings from Trion Hint that their MMO for Syfy is coming to consoles and still in development
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce The Tomb Raider Trilogy Is Coming Exclusively To The PS3 On 22nd March
  • PS3: Hacker "KaKaRoToKS" has taken the fail0verflow hack for PS3 and created custom Firmware, won't use it for piracy
  • Relentless Software confirm they are no longer platform exclusive to the PS3 and will only release games digitally
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Leaked Marvel Vs Capcom 3 trailer reveal Capcom's Mike Hagger and Marvels Phoenix are fighters in the game
  • QTE Blog: GameInformer Have Revealed Their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Cover And Tease New Silent Hill Game
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing Adventuring
  • GameStop announce during the nine weeks ending 1st January 2011 they had sales of $3.02B, up from $2.86B last year
  • Its rumoured Thief 4 will be revealed at the Games Developer Conference next month.
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots For No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise On The PS3
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce The MX Vs ATV Franchise Has Shipped 10 Million Units Since 2004
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal Over 7 Million Wii's Were Sold In The USA During 2010 And New DS Sales Record
  • QTE Blog: Codemasters Have Revealed The Boxart For Operation Flashpoint: Red River And Released New Screenshots
  • PS3: Sony say they are looking into recent hack claims, will look to fix issues via network updates
  • QTE Blog: Guerrilla Games Have Released A New Killzone 3 Trailer And Announce Malcolm McDowell And Ray Winstone Are Voice Actors
  • PC: Turbine reveals Lord Of The Rings Online profits have tripled since it went free to play in September + more
  • Job Listings from Danger Close Games reveals the devs behind Medal Of Honor Single Player are making a AAA Shooter