Forget Sing Party, Wii Karaoke U Has Over 90,000 Songs

By Spencer . November 29, 2012 . 12:10am

image Sing Party, one of the Wii U launch titles, has an odd mix of oldies and "Call Me Maybe." Japan clearly has the superior karaoke program since Wii Karaoke U gives players access to over 90,000 songs. Your Mii can take the stage while other players use Wii remotes to clap and shake maracas. It’s kind of like being in a karaoke box at home.


Wii Karaoke U is a subscription game. If you want to sing for an hour it’ll cost you 100 yen. A 24 hour ticket is 300 yen. You can also purchase an extended 30 day ticket for 1,000 yen ($12) or spend 2,000 yen ($24) for 90 days of access. Tickets get users access to the huge library of songs.


Nintendo will also sell a microphone and trial disk set for 2,940 yen ($36). The disc lets users pick 50 songs out of 10,000 on the disc and can sing their heart out for 31 days. You can’t use the trial disc after the month ends, but you can give it to a friend to use in their Wii U.

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  • kupomogli

    Wii Karaoke U news. The DBZ edition.

    It’s over 90,000!!

    What? Over 90,000!?

    • komiko12

      I think “Head Cha-la” would be included in the song choices.

  • CirnoLakes

    I don’t care how many songs I have access to.

    As long as I have access to songs I actually like.

  • over 90000?? man, that’s a lot =x

  • Elvick

    I don’t like the idea of it being like a karaoke bar. I mean, it makes sense. I just don’t like it.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering Karaoke is one of the biggest industries in japan and surely part of their culture, it is not what you are thinking there.

      • Elvick

        I meant it using a subscription type thing. Pay for a time, get it and then it’s gone. I don’t like that.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, thats Japan lol. If they don’t do this, they are going to kill the main karaoke business lol.

          Well it is still considerable cheap there. Only 300 yen for one whole day. or 1000 yen for one whole month. If you count the price for karaoke box, it would be much more expensive.^_^

          • Elvick

            I’m just saying I don’t like that. ie; stating my opinion on the topic at hand.

            I don’t know why that’s so hard to understand.

          • Cyberxion

            While they didn’t really need to do it, they were only explaining the whys and wherefores to you. So really, it’s all good. :)

        • That’s just how karaoke is in Japan. You pay for an hour, and if you want to stay more, it’s extra cost. When it’s done, it’s gone.

          • Elvick

            I don’t care how it’s done in Japan.

            I’m just stating that I DON’T LIKE THAT. :/ I mean sheesh.

          • Then stick to Sing Party.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I kinda had a feeling that this game will sells tons lol. Japanese loves to sings a lot especially with their friends or family here.(Their beloved culture.) This is going to be interesting lol.
    Will a karaoke game stand a chance beating any big franchise for the consoles? Karaoke U vs Mario vs Mon Hun vs Nintendoland vs Dragon Quest vs Zombie U(Maybe?)

  • Peace Legacy

    Wait, is it like those Karaoke service where the song is synch to the server, continually update, and you can select user voted song. Or is it just 90,000 license song copy inside a disk?
    I want my ever growing Otaku-ish songs, dammit

  • キロ

    That is great! I think the set up is perfect for a karaoke machine, it will be very fun doing this with family and friends. XD

  • Frii

    and it will be region-locked, YAY!

    • CirnoLakes

      Why does it seem like Nintendo is only going backwards in that department? Not only do their consoles continue to be region locked, but now they have the audacity to region lock their handhelds.

      Does Nintendo want their stuff to be hacked?

      • I’ve still not seen any hacks for the 3DS, if you’re saying that region lock = hacked system.

  • Juuu

    Wow, I’m not gonna lie, but that’s pretty awesome. It’s a shame Japan has more of a “karaoke-culture” than the US, because to me, this seems like the ideal karaoke game. I mean, I buy a microphone and a couple games, but I only play when friends are around and even then, we know a few songs per game and then tire of them. To pay just for the few hours you’re hosting an event seems to make a lot more sense to me! o: [exception being games like Rock Band, where the vocals are integrated as part of a larger experience.]

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    90,000 Songs?!

  • Cyberxion

    I’d love to see this make its way over here. My family does a lot of karaoke during get-togethers, and having a ton of songs at my fingertips would beat trying my luck with those expensive karaoke websites only to find out that the majority of the songs we’d like to sing aren’t on them. I’d buy this if they could manage to license even a fraction of that number of songs for the US…

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