Edge: Speaking in our latest issue, Rock Band and Guitar Hero makers Harmonix and Neversoft discuss the rise and recent downturn in the rhythm action genre's fortunes.
Music game sales declined 46 per cent year-over-year to $1.06 billion in the US during 2009. However, the genre was the bestselling during December and second best for the year behind only firstperson shooters, according to the NPD Group.
Despite the drop in annual sales, Harmonix founder and CEO Alex Rigopulos believes the genre's best days are still to come.
"I absolutely do not believe that rhythm-action gaming has reached its peak," he asserts.