Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Dance Central, the game that will sell 5+ million Xbox 360s alone?

no. just dan ce 2 will do much better and it is almost the same thing.

Kinect comes out in November. It will rely on heavy advertising because the market it targets is just not that aware of gaming in general.

They will be going up against an already very popular franchise "just dance".

Dance Central is the only real game of its type on the 360, so market confusion isn't really a problem, but the 360 really isn't the kind of platform that casuals are on. If a dance game were big enough to make people buy both a kinect AND the game, and possibly a 360, why wouldn't they buy or already have bought a wii already?

That type of game is in abundance on the wii, and the wii has that image. 360 doesn't. The kinect will be bought mainly by 360 owners who are looking for a new experience. It will not be bought by casuals because wii already has a firm grip on that demographic.

The other group that I think will buy the kinect are people whom were going to buy a wii, but instead went for the new fad in order to "one-up" their neighbors. "LOL CONTROLLERS". That group of people will soon run into a wall when they realize that kinect games suck and they could have bought a wii and just dance 2 for cheaper.

 



Around the Network
Seece said:
RolStoppable said:

Moving 5 m 360s would make Dance Central more important than the Halo franchise. Nice attempt at a joke thread, but it's usually better to keep things in the realm of possibility.


I imagin Halo 3 has moved 5 mill 360's over time actually ..

I bought the 360 specifically for Halo 3....everything else was just a bonus.  And a bunch of my friends and relatives did so too.



Seriously, if you thought that the Dance Central type of game is cool, why don't you own a wii?



not 5 million but I am interested in picking this up... and I'm sure hoping Square Enix will bring out a new Bust a groove game for kinect 



OMG this is one of my favorite fan boy threads ever. I don't know if Kinect will sell 5 million units let alone this game coming close to that. Honestly I think Kinect would need to sell 20 million units for this to happen. 20 million $150 add-ons not going to happen.



Around the Network

 

Do I think?  No, no I don't.

But it could.  Depends on a lot of things that we'll probably never know.  For instance, if you're talking about the Nov/Dec 2010 time frame, then no.  I thought I remember reading somewhere that only 3 million Kinects are shipping this year (do the preorder options make more sense now?), so it'd be impossible to sell that much if not even that many are available to purchase.  But if you're talking lifetime, that's different.  But how would we know how many units were purchased for Dance Central uniquely?

The other thing is that we don't know the price of Kinect.  I have a funny feeling that this is far from being as clear cut as it seems now.  MS execs have been too ... secretively giddy when the subject of price comes up.  Has anyone else noticed that?

Anyway, game looks great, hands-on impressions from all over the internet for it have been glowing and many have labeled it the killer app.  I personally know that if I get this, my house will be busy as most everyone I know will want a turn.  This could be big . . . 



piggychan said:

not 5 million but I am interested in picking this up... and I'm sure hoping Square Enix will bring out a new Bust a groove game for kinect 

Actually, Square-Enix is making a dancing game for Kinect, but it's Final Fantasy X-3.



hell no. Not that many are going to buy a 360 for a dance game. lol



badgenome said:
piggychan said:

not 5 million but I am interested in picking this up... and I'm sure hoping Square Enix will bring out a new Bust a groove game for kinect 

Actually, Square-Enix is making a dancing game for Kinect, but it's Final Fantasy X-3.

thats two epic posts in this thread !

I can see the game selling 5 million (not this year alone though)...but moving 5 million 360s will be tough.



Maybe if Kinect came bundled with 360s from day one and this was a launch title. Today? It's not even possible.