Just Dance Wii (also known as ジャストダンスWii) is the first game of the Japanese edition of the Just Dance video game series for the Wii. Released in Japan on October 13, 2011, it is the first official entry for the Just Dance series in the Japanese market.
This edition was published and edited by Nintendo, but developed by Ubisoft Paris as a third-party developer, with the song list featuring popular J-Pop songs for the Japanese audience, as well as ten songs from Just Dance 2, including one DLC, and two songs from the first Just Dance. The game is developed in the style of Just Dance 2. Features such as "Just Sweat", "Medley", "Non-Stop Shuffle" are present, except the online shop.
Just Dance Wii is the first Just Dance game not to have a worldwide release.
Just Dance Wii is the second Just Dance game, after Just Dance 3, with a track that has to be unlocked, which is Just Mario in this case.
Just Dance Wii is the first game in the Just Dance franchise without a song by Katy Perry (the Just Dance Kids and other spin-off games not withstanding).
If DLCs are not counted, Just Dance Wii represents the second instance in the series, after Just Dance 2.
The songs are all listed in alphabetical order by title if the song sorting is set to Default.
If one were to transliterate the titles of the Japanese songs into kana, they would find that they are listed in the order of the kana syllabary. The non-Japanese songs that follow are listed alphabetically as well, though Just Mario’s position in the list seems only to serve the purpose of separating the two groups as it does not follow the kana or alphabetical order of the songs surrounding it.
If the song sorting is set to Alphabetical, the songs will be listed in order by artist.
Just Dance Wii is the second game, after Just Dance 3, where the Wiimote vibrates when a Gold Move is performed correctly.
Just Dance Wii is the first Just Dance game where the lyrics are highlighted. Lines turn pink if a woman sings them and blue if a man sings them or if a man and a woman sing them together.
In the main series, the first game where this happens is Just Dance 3, albeit only on the PlayStation 3.
In addition to the lyrics being highlighted a certain color, a male and/or female icon appears to the left of the lyric currently being sung to denote the gender of the singer. The male icon faces left when only it is displayed, and the female icon faces right. When both are displayed together, however, these directions are reversed.
The Beta silhouette of When I Grow Up appears in the Multiplayer menu, despite the map not being in the game.
If the player earns more than 10000 points, the score will be too big to remain into the icon that displays the player’s name and score appear, and it will exceed the boundaries.
This happens because of the game font, which is bigger than the one used in Just Dance 2.
The Medley and Duet Medley menu icons are recycled from Just Dance 2, although many coaches from them do not appear in the game. Some of them are Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) and A-Punk.
The Medley, Duet Medley, and Non-stop Shuffle icons appear on the menu in the opposite order to the one seen in Just Dance 2.
The audio samples for the Medleys are different from those in Just Dance 2: Medley uses an audio snippet from Mister, and Duet Medley uses one from Love Revolution 21.
In the credits, Céline Rotsen’s surname is misspelled as "Rotcel".
There is text that appears during the song that reads "Clap hands to play". However, one cannot see it normally.