During Hudson's WiiWare event
, the company also revealed new details about Karaoke JoySound Wii
, which is actually a hybrid WiiWare/retail release. The singing game, designed to provide a karaoke-club experience at home, will come in two versions: a retail package with a microphone, and a downloadable version that requires separate mics.
Rather than pay-per-song DLC, Joysound
actually uses a subscription model that provides access to Xing's existing Joysound library
of 20,000 songs, with 1,000 new songs added every month. Hudson plans to release Karaoke Joysound Wii
this summer in Japan. Since it relies so heavily on an existing collection of Japanese karaoke songs, an American release doesn't seem likely.