It's safe to say that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Rock Band are the two upcoming titles at the forefront of the surging popularity for rhythm titles -- so which one will take top billing this holiday season?
Hoping to answer this question, GamerMetrics has monitored the popularity of both titles across IGN. GamerMetrics have found that up until E3 in July, Guitar Hero III had led among user awareness and purchase intent. However, in the last three months, Rock Band has begun to close the gap.
All of the areas GamerMetrics examined point to Guitar Hero III as the clear favorite. In particular, the Xbox 360 SKU is the most desirable, ranking 10th among all anticipated video games, capturing 1.43 percent of total mindshare -- though the Xbox 360 SKU of Rock Band is very close behind, ranked 11th and capturing 1.38 percent mindshare, a promising result for the 360, showing favoritism for the console among fans of leading music games. More after the jump.