A massive hit in the UK, the SingStar series really came to the U.S. way too late to be relevant. Sony’s take on what makes a good karaoke game is too different - and really, not as good as - the longer-running, more popular Karaoke Revolution games from Konami. Namely, Sony relies on using the original artists and videos of each song rather than a beefier list of tunes, sound-alikes, and cheesy 3D graphics.
At 30 songs, the list of hits you get to croon to in SingStar Pop pales in comparison to the 40-50 songs found in more recent versions of Karaoke Revolution. But the bigger problem here is something the KR franchise suffers from, too - a lack of song selection focus.