Just Dance 3
|Just Dance 3|
North American Wii box art
Ubisoft Reflections (PlayStation 3)
Ubisoft Montreal (Xbox 360)
|Platform(s)||Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Release||Wii & Xbox 360|
Just Dance 3 is a music video game released on the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 with Kinect and Move support respectively for the latter two. It is part of the Just Dance video game series published by Ubisoft originally on the Wii. Just Dance 3 was announced shortly after the release of Just Dance 2 and was released on October 7, 2011 in North America and October 11, 2011 in Australia and Europe. Emiliana Torrini's song "Jungle Drum" was going to appear in the game, but it was later taken out for unknown reasons. Ubisoft released Just Dance 4 in October 2012.
Like its predecessors, up to four players can play to mirror on-screen dance choreography from over 40 songs, as they are judged on their ability to follow a dance routine to a chosen song. Along with solo and duet modes, Just Dance 3 features a Dance Crew mode which allows 4 players to dance together, each with their own unique choreography, as well as playlists that group songs into different categories. Players can unlock gifts such as new songs, game modes, as well as Dance Mashups which combines different dance routines in this game and the second Just Dance game into one song. Returning features in the game include Non-Stop Shuffle, Speed Shuffle, and Just Sweat Mode.
The Wii and PlayStation 3 versions have a Hold My Hand dance mode, where up to 8 players can share 4 Wii Remotes or PlayStation Move controllers to dance. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions also have a karaoke feature that uses the PlayStation Eye's microphone and the Kinect's voice recognition function, respectively, to sing along to the lyrics on-screen. The 360 version also has a Just Create mode in which players can create their own routines with the Kinect. They can be saved, shared with their friends online and be played just like any other Just Dance routine.
Note: In the Xbox 360 version, all the songs are listed alphabetically while in the Wii and PS3 versions, the songs are in the order listed below.
Note: In the Xbox 360 version, the Dance Mash-Up for Pump It is unlocked as part of Uplay rewards.
Note: In the Xbox 360 version menu "...Baby One More Time" does not appear first because it is credited as "Baby One More Time".
Note: In a Beta collage for Just Dance 3 in beta/testing before its release shows "Jungle Drum" by Emiliana Torrini, However, it was never in the game after the release and Beta testing.
- Also available on the Xbox 360 demo version of the game.
- PAL regions only
- Exclusive to copies sold by Best Buy
- Exclusive to copies sold by Target
- The original singer of the song is Cobie Smulders, but was credited as Robin Sparkles, the stage name for her character Robin Scherbatsky from the sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
- The song is actually titled "Didi Tera Devar Deewana".
- PS3 only. Available as DLC on Wii.
- Unlockable depending on the player's mojo.
- Songs from previous Just Dance titles, along with brand new songs, are featured as downloadable content for Just Dance 3.
- Please note downloadable content is not available for the PS3 (PlayStation 3) console.
|"Baby Don't Stop Now" [a]||Anja||2011||October 7, 2011|
|"Jambo Mambo" [a]||Olé Orquesta||1997||October 7, 2011|
|"Soul Searchin" [a]||Groove Century||1999||October 7, 2011|
|"Twist and Shake It" [a]||The Girly Team||2009||October 7, 2011|
|"U Can't Touch This"||Groove Century (as made famous by MC Hammer)||1990||October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Fame"||In the style of Irene Cara (as made famous by Irene Cara)||1980||October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Heart of Glass" [b]||Blondie||1979||October 7, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" [b]||Fatboy Slim||2004||November 15, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Cosmic Girl" [b]||Jamiroquai||1996||November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)"||The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Harry Belafonte)||2011||November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Satisfaction (Isak Original Extended)" [b]||Benny Benassi||2003||November 15, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Toxic"||The Hit Crew (as made famous by Britney Spears)||2003||November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Acceptable in the 80s" [b]||Calvin Harris||2007||November 23, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Jump"||Kris Kross||1991||November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Just Mario" [a]||Ubisoft Meets Nintendo||2011||December 14, 2011|
|"Proud Mary" [b]||Ike and Tina Turner||1971||November 23, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Walk Like an Egyptian"||The Bangles||1986||December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Iko Iko"||Mardi Gras||1953||December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Baby Girl"||Reggaeton||2003||December 6, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Mashed Potato Time" [b]||Dee Dee Sharp||1962||December 6, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Crazy Christmas"||Santa Clones||2010||December 20, 2011 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Step by Step" [b]||New Kids on the Block||1990||December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Funplex" [b] (CCS Remix)||The B-52's||2008||December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"Louie Louie" [b]||Iggy Pop||1993||December 20, 2011 (JD re-release)|
|"I Like to Move It (Radio Mix)"||Groove Century (as made famous by Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman)||1993||January 4, 2012 (JD re-release)|
|"Beat Match Until I'm Blue"||Sweat Invaders||2011||January 4, 2012|
|"Dun N Dusted"||Sweat Invaders||2011||January 4, 2012|
|"Touch Me Want Me"||Sweat Invaders||2011||January 4, 2012|
|"Cardiac Caress"||Sweat Invaders||2012||January 18, 2012|
|"Boomsday"||Sweat Invaders||2011||January 18, 2012|
|"Merengue"||Sweat Invaders||2011||January 18, 2012|
|"Who Let the Dogs Out?"||The Sunlight Shakers (as made famous by Baha Men)||2000||January 18, 2012 (JD re-release)|
|"Katti Kalandal"||Bollywood||1980||February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Why Oh Why"||Love Letter||2010||February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"The Power"||Snap!||1990||February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Skin-To-Skin"||Sweat Invaders||2010||February 1, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Rasputin"||Boney M.||1978||February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Mugsy Baloney"||Charleston||1924||February 15, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"That's the Way (I Like It)"||KC and the Sunshine Band||1975||February 15, 2012 (JD re-release)|
|"Kids in America"||Kim Wilde||1981||March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)|
|"Down by the Riverside"||The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets||1927||March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Professor Pumplestickle"||Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen||2006||March 12, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Dare"||Gorillaz||2005||March 12, 2012 (JD re-release)|
|"Alright"||Supergrass||1994||April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Dagomba"||Sorcerer||2003||April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"Futebol Crazy"||The World Cup Girls||2010||April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|"It's Raining Men"||The Weather Girls||1982||April 25, 2012 (JD2 re-release)|
|Sweat Pack #1||Sweat Invaders||Beat Match Until I'm Blue
Dun N Dusted
Touch Me Want Me
|January 4, 2012|
|Sweat Pack #2||Sweat Invaders||Boomsday
|January 17, 2012|
|Christmas Pack [b]||The Bangles
Dee Dee Sharp
|Walk Like an Egyptian
Mashed Potato Time
|January 17, 2012|
|Valentine Pack [a]||Bollywood
Skin to Skin
Why oh Why
|February 1, 2012|
|Spring Break Pack #1||Kim Wilde
The Reverend Horatio Duncan and Amos Sweets
Nick Phoenix and Thomas J. Bergersen
|Kids in America
Down By The Riverside
|March 12, 2012|
|Spring Break Pack #2||The World Cup Girls
|April 25, 2012|
- DLC on Wii only.
- Xbox 360 only.
Ubisoft's third installment in the Just Dance series received mostly mixed to positive reviews from critics, receiving a 75.30% of the Wii and a 69.70% for the Xbox 360 on GameRankings. With the most positive review for the Wii being from Nintendo Life giving a 9/10, and the most negative of which being Official Nintendo Magazine UK, giving it a 68/100. For the Xbox 360, the most positive review came from IGN, giving it an 8.5/10 and the most negative came from GamingExcellence, which gave it a 5.4/10.
According to Gamasutra's weekly column, Just Dance 3 was the number one selling multi-platform game of the week in North America and Japan on the week of October 13, 2011 in the form of the Wii version, and was number two in the UK. This means that of all the games on all systems, the Wii version of Just Dance 3 was the week's best selling game overall in Japan and North America in those regions, and number two in the UK, only behind Forza Motorsport 4. The Xbox 360 version did not chart, meaning it failed to hit the top 5. Of the top 5 selling Wii games in Japan, North America and the UK, however, the game was number one in all regions.
Awards and nominations
BAFTA Kids Awards
|2011||Just Dance 3||Favorite Video Game||Won|
|2012||Just Dance 3||Favorite Game||Won|
|2012||Just Dance 3||Choice Video Game||Won|
A Zellers Edition was released in Canada which included two exclusive songs which are Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)" and B.o.B's "Airplanes", which are also included in the PAL Xbox 360 edition. The Target version is exactly the same as the Zellers Edition.
A Best Buy Edition was released in America which included two exclusive songs which are Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and "E.T." The PAL Special Edition is exactly the same as the Best Buy Edition.
- Fletcher, JC. "See Just Dance 3's 'Just Create' and four-player mode". www.joystiq.com. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
- "IGN – Ubisoft Unveils More Songs From the Just Dance 3 Tracklist". IGN. 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- Just Dance at Gamerankings
- Saling The World: Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4 Top Worldwide Charts -gamasutra, 14 Oct 2011
- McCroskey, Matthew (2010-10-27). "Exclusive: Just Dance 3 to Land Holiday 2011". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2011-07-26.