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'Guitar Hero' (ALL) Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion In Sales

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2008 @ 7:29 a.m. PST

Since its initial release in fall 2005, the Guitar Hero franchise has sold in excess of 14 million units in North America alone, setting an industry record as it has surpasses $1 billion in North American retail sales. In 10 weeks since the game’s launch, gamers have already downloaded more than five million songs.

“Guitar Hero is one of the biggest brands and one of the most powerful distribution platforms in all of entertainment today,” said Michael Griffith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Guitar Hero’s popularity with broad audiences is a confirmation that video games have become a true mass medium.”

Since its initial release in fall 2005, the Guitar Hero franchise has sold in excess of 14 million units in North America alone, according to The NPD Group. In 10 weeks since the game’s launch, consumers have already downloaded more than five million songs.

Additionally, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was the #1 title in units and dollars for calendar year 2007, making it the #1 best-selling video game of all time in a single calendar year.

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