Ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 releases next week, Ubisoft has revealed the Wii, DS and PSP versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience
have sold 3 million combined copies worldwide.
“We’re delighted with the sales success of Michael Jackson The Experience
to date," Ubisoft's UK marketing director Murray Pannell told MCV
in revealing the new sales numbers.
Just over 10 percent of the title's sales have come from the United Kingdom, according to data from Gfk Chart-Track.
The game reached the 2 million sales milestone in early January
, just before the game's launch in Japan. Over 90 percent of those first 2 million sales came from the motion-controlled Wii version.
The title premiered in December
as the 8th best-selling new retail game in the U.S, according to NPD, before falling to ninth place in January's chart
Dance games as a whole have been enjoying somewhat of a resurgence recently, with Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 selling over 5 million units
and MTV Games' Dance Central outselling rhythm-game mainstay Rock Band 3
to serve as one of the best-selling titles for Microsoft's Kinect.
The pending Kinect and Move-powered versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience
will include new songs and new features like co-op and battle modes on the Xbox 360 and Facebook integration on the PS3.