Guitar Hero Outselling Rock Band 6:1 - Activision

Guys who run gaming companies are the kind of people who don't like to let you die wondering. In a classic piece of schoolyard pouting, Activision boss Bob Kotick would like to let you know that Guitar Hero is doing well."We're outselling [Rock Band] 6:1," says Activision boss Bob Kotick.

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unsunghero283680d ago

But that's not really a fair statement. Because Guitar Hero comes out with like a bazillion SKUs, it's been around for a longer time, and it's a lot less expensive so it's an easier purchase for casuals. Not to mention that GH3 had a MUCH better offering on Wii (which became its #1 bestselling platform) than Rock Band.

But I'll be interested to see how World Tour sells in comparison to Rock Band 2.

BulletToothtony3680d ago

when i saw that video that it had the drummer from chilli peppers' saying that it was an exact replica of how he would play the drums got me very interested.. if it's true then it beats rock band in my books..

we gonna have to wait and see thou

Bordel_19003680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

Rock Band never came to Europe (or is just available now in september or something), this at least made me hate Rock Band, and I will not touch it. MTV Games can blame them selves for promising and then not delivering.

I and many with me are waiting for GH WT.

Anyway, drums and guitar are much better in GHWT.

Delive3680d ago

There is 1 version of Rock band on 3 systems. There are like 5 guitar hero games on everything from the DS, ps2, wii, 360 and the ps3.

FantasyStar3680d ago

You can't get your finger-burning rush from Rock Band. You need a good ol' TTFATF Expert Level to really feel the rush and Guitar Hero has proven itself as the hardcore guitar game.

WitWolfy3680d ago

nah i dont think thats the deal at all remember The Eu version of rockband was never released well i never saw it, i pre orderd mine and it never came to the shops... and that was back in April lol

ngg123453680d ago

That may be the reason why.

Skizelli3680d ago

I suppose they do suck if you prefer the cheap feel of a Guitar Hero guitar. I'm a GH fan turned Rock Band lover and can say that both GH and RB's guitars have pros and cons. In the end, the only thing that matters is what game suits you better. I personally have more fun playing RB with my friends. It's too little too late for GH (for me). RB is something Harmonix wanted to do and the reason why they parted ways with Activision, who were not interested in the concept until they saw the success of RB. Now they're just following suit. Not to mention that Harmonix has much better DLC for their game, and a library of over 500 songs between just two games is impressive. It seemed like Activision didn't try as hard to deliver DLC for GH3. Perhaps that will change for GHWT. Regardless, I've already converted over to RB.

LethalToxins3680d ago (Edited 3680d ago )

How does one plastic guitar feel more expensive than another?

I prefer GH simpliy because I played it first and am accustomed to how the buttons are 'clickier' for lack of a better word...

philatopus3680d ago

the hard strumming on rb really affects my playing :p

Skizelli3679d ago (Edited 3679d ago )

Like I said, both guitars have pros and cons. It took me a while to get used to RB's guitar after playing GH for so long.

And to answer your question, 4.2, GH's guitar feels hollow, whereas RB's is heavier and feels more durable/solid.

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TheColbertinator3680d ago

Activision will bring out yearly Bond games,Call of Duty,and Guitar Hero games.Looks like they are becoming the new EA.

No to mention WoW,Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 will keep pumping money into their wallets

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