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Guitar Hero first game to make $1bn (CVG 12/1/09)

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Guitar Hero first game to make $1bn (CVG 12/1/09)

Post by VampiricPadraig on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:31 pm

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has become the first single game ever to surpass $1 billion in sales, Activision has claimed.

The music game, which launched on practically every current platform in late 2007, reached the milestone with help from Xbox Live and PSN music download sales, said Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith.


Sales for artists appearing on Guitar Hero have risen 15 percent according to Nielsen data, said Griffith.

Downloads for all Guitar Hero games now stand at 21 million, he added and over 141,000 user-generated songs have been posted via Guitar Hero: World Tour. We bet two thirds of them are rubbish.

Considering the price of a standard Guitar Hero pack it's no surprise that Acti-Blizz has made a bundle on the game, but we wonder how well it'd stand up to GTA IV if it was flogging for £39.99?

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Post by VampiricPadraig on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:32 pm

And I might aswell add this aswell


Guitar Hero "reinvigorating" guitar sales (CVG 12/1/09)

Music games like Guitar Hero are "reinvigorating the music industry" and boosting real guitar sales, Activision has claimed.

Speaking during his CES keynote last week, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith claimed that sales of electric guitars and amplifiers to first-time users surged 27 percent during 2007, according to US retailer Guitar Center.


The rise is accredited to music games like Guitar Hero, Guitar Center has said.

The news comes after Activision claimed that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has become the first ever game to pass $1 Billion in sales.

Additionally, two-thirds of non-musicians exposed to music games plan to start playing a real instrument in the next couple of years, claimed the Activision boss, and three-fourths of musicians said they've spent more time with their instruments since picking up a music game.

Those are some pretty specific statistics right there. Can big bands stop calling doomsday on Guitar Hero now?

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Post by Quadnike on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:43 pm

My heart is with Rockband,It has better songs,features but GH have better equipment

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