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From what I know, the Arcade allowed communications with one or two idols, but I'm sure you could only produce trio units. I would assume its the same with 360 since its basically an exact port with Miki added. 02:41, 25 January 2015 (CET) User:AceYuki Usertalk:AceYuki

I've found a nico douga video series of someone who just plays through Ritsuko's route as a solo unit on the arcade. This is episode 52 out of 61 if you don't believe me.. --Chance4U (talk) 03:00, 25 January 2015 (CET)

Agai, Stage mode and communications are all thats shown here she is still part of a unit i think or I could be a hacked version cuz how do you eveen record an aracde game like that anayways? 03:47, 25 January 2015 (CET) User:AceYuki

If you look at the videos though, she clearly does her morning communications, evening communications, auditions, and even stage performances without others, when they always would include every member of the unit. The only solution is that the video is fake or that there are solo units in game. Another video series I've dug up is just Haruka and Chihaya as a duet unit. This one is clearly filmed if you don't think it's reliable. They not only do communications together, but even an entire lesson sequence.

If you still don't believe me, take a look at THE IDOLM@STER MASTERPIECE 04. Do you see the list of arcade songs on the second half of the CD? Those are the top rankings for those songs from the "Super Producer Tournament". Held from December 1, 2005 as 10:00 - January 15, 2006 at 23:59, this tournament was created to feature usre created content for the CD. Namco made official rules and everything.

Players had to:

  • Create a new unit within the period and only play until the units retirement.
  • Enter the unit on the official mobile site.
  • Produced the unit with only one song, and that song cannot change once chosen. (THE IDOLM@STER was excluded.)
  • Pass one or more of the special auditions: "vocal master", "dance master", or "visual master".
  • To rank players, the number of fans by the players' retirement point would be added and adjusted by idol and producer rank.

Namco conducted a ranking of aggregated score by each song and idol unit that met the above conditions, and Namco and Columbia each elected a unit by one person do the recording for each song via the final ranking of the top 10 people (total 9 people). The words "The song of each unit has been recorded on MASTERPIECE 04, and the winners would be called CD Producers". Also, the two companies elected 50 people from among all of the participants except the CD Producers, to use photos of the unit for the booklet of the same CD. They were called "Booklet Photo Producers" when it had been published.

Now look at MASTERPIECE 04 again. See the idols who sang the songs. Look at Taiyou no Jealousy, Mahou o Kakete!, Here we go!!, and Positive!. Those are all DUET units. Solo units weren't chosen because the competition between players made it too hard for one idol to go up against three. Even still, this at least proves there were duet units in the original versions of the game, and if there were duet units there were definitely solo units. --Chance4U (talk) 04:25, 25 January 2015 (CET)

OK, thanks for getting all that info to me! You work so hard on the wiki it's awesome. It's so hard getting info on the arcade since you can't download the from the net or ship it on FedEx and there's not exactly of a lot of videos out there either. Thanks for cleaning up the page though Chance :) -User:AceYukiUsertalk:AceYuki 04:35, 25 January 2015 (CET)

You're welcome! The wiki is a lot of fun for me, because most of it is research based. Digging through obscure sites for a few lines of text is difficult at times, but it feels very rewarding! The arcade is probably the hardest to get information for.. --Chance4U (talk) 04:40, 25 January 2015 (CET)

As long as you have fun - and again, thank you! -User:AceYukiUsertalk:AceYuki 04:42, 25 January 2015 (CET)