The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the October NPD numbers, which show that dancing games like Just Dance 3 and Dance Central 2 have grown in sales 326% over last year. That far outpaces the next nearest fastest-growing genre, fighting games, which grew just 33% over the same period of time.
The dance genre is still young, but looking at these numbers, it's becoming increasingly clear that Kinect-, Wiimote-, and Move-powered dancing games aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Part of the reason for the genre's growth is that it's reaching new gamers—according to the NPD report, almost 8 out of 10 dancing game players are female, and many are younger than the average video game player. Doubtless, another contributing factor is that dancing games, particularly the super-slick Dance Central 2, are a whole hell of a lot of fun.