Activision: Music Game Sales To Be Higher This Holiday Season Than In 2008

In a Gamasutra-attended conference call following Activision's third-quarter earnings results, company CFO Thomas Tippl said the company expects this holiday season to bring stronger music game performance for Activision than last year's holiday season did.

While the music game genre has seen slowing in some areas this year, largely due to softening hardware sales, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith noted that, at least on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms, core users "continue to be very engaged, and in fact, consumer sell-through on these platforms is up 20% year over year for 2009 to date across the United States and Europe."

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