This month, five years ago, the very first edition of SingStar was released upon an unsuspecting world. Now, after five years of (mainly European) success, Sony celebrates.

I remember, in my previous life, working at EB Games the day the game first arrived in an unassuming crate from Sony. And thinking, "Man, this is stupid. Karaoke? On the PS2? Whatever".

And that, kids, is why I'm not in product management.

The series has already been released across a staggering 70 individual titles (you can thank European-language editions and variations between American, British and Australian versions for the inflated figure), and has in that time ammassed combined sales of over 16 million units.


Imagine how many it would have sold if it was even remotely popular outside of Europe and Australasia!

SingStar: The Stats []