SingStar is a competitive music video game series, developed by London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles. SingStar allows 1-2 people to sing karaoke via microphone peripherals in time with on-screen music. The first game in the series, SingStar, was released in Europe and Oceania in 2004. As of 2008, over seventy titles in the SingStar series have been released PAL region territories, in addition to a small number of releases in North America.
The main difference between each SingStar title is the game's track list. Each edition of the game includes up to thirty songs on disc, with PlayStation 3 versions of the game allowing additional songs to be purchased from an online service. Players can remove a game disc from the console during gameplay and insert a new disc, giving them access to a new selection of songs. Most SingStar titles are loosely based upon musical genres, such as rock or pop music (SingStar Rocks! and SingStar Pop respectively). SingStar games are sometimes localised for release in different regions, with customised track lists to suit foreign markets and territories. The first artist-specific SingStar game (SingStar Die Toten Hosen) was released in Germany in 2007, with ABBA, Queen, Take That, Mecano and Vasco Rossi receiving similar releases in subsequent years.