Japan's famed Karaoke Joysound now out in America

12:30 PM on 11.01.2012

Dale North

Former Dtoid EIC

Sing me some Nickelback

If karaoke is your jam, then you probably know about Japan's Karaoke Joysound hit franchise. North America's very first taste of this comes in the newly launched Wii title, which adds new minigames and avatar customization to its singing.

Karaoke Joysound comes with 30 or so songs, but its on-demand subscription service gives players access to over 1,000 more streaming selections, making it work a lot like the machinery in a real karaoke booth. Singers can rent the entire library for as long as they'd like, paying for the time they plan to use it. 

This Wii game adds minigames to keep the spectators busy while you try to belt out a power ballad. In-game points are awarded as currency, letting players customize characters, stages and more.

If you're ready to sing, Karaoke Joysound is in stores now, priced at $29.99 for the software, or $39.99 with a microphone (no, not the sex toy mic). I can't wait to hear your Nickelback rendition.

Songlist:

1       The Ready Set   Love Like Woe
2       Colbie Caillat  Bubbly
3       Fall Out Boy    AMERICA'S SUITEHEARTS
4       Sara Bareilles  King of Anything
5       Stereo Skyline  Heartbeat
6       Timbaland feat. OneRepublic     Apologize
7       Pat Benatar     Hit Me With Your Best Shot
8       John Lennon     IMAGINE
9       The Supremes    BABY LOVE
10      The Clash       I Fought The Law
11      Dusty Springfield       Son Of A Preacher Man
12      Jonas Brothers  Lovebug
13      Nick Jonas & The Administration Who I Am
14      Madonna         Material Girl
15      Britney Spears  Womanizer
16      The Weather Girls       IT'S RAINING MEN
17      JUSTIN BIEBER   ONE LESS LONELY GIRL
18      Demi Lovato     Get Back
19      SMASH MOUTH     ALL STAR
20      KOOL & THE GANG CELEBRATION
21      PLAIN WHITE T'S HEY THERE DELILAH
22      Bruno Mars      JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
23      Britney Spears  OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN
24      Sly and The Family Stone        Dance To The Music
25      Beyonce CRAZY IN LOVE
26      Nickelback      How You Remind Me
27      Rihanna Pon De Replay
28      Heart   Alone
29      Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
30      Nsync  Its Gonna Be Me
31      WILSON PHILLIPS Hold On
32      A-Ha    Take On Me
33      Diana Ross & Lionel Richie     Endless Love

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