'F**king mad' to call DJ Hero a failure, says dev

With sales that currently stand at over 1.6 million units, FreeStyleGames creative director Jamie Jackson believes it's madness to label the trendy music title DJ Hero a failure.

"We're at over 1.6 [million], pushing towards 2 [million] now, which is cool," Jackson told during a recent visit to the studio's Leamington Spa office. "If anyone had said me to me when I was starting my career in the industry that you'd work on a game that sells that many copies and it would be considered a failure I'd have said 'are you f**king mad?' And I still probably stand by that now."

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B-Real2063342d ago

I look forward to picking this up out of the bargain bin. The first one was on sale constantly and I'm pretty sure the second will as well....

MrMccormo3342d ago

DJ Hero - in my opinion - is the best of the current music games. And I don't even like hip-hop! I'm glad the game was successful but not too successful: it keeps it under the radar from becoming another milked-to-death Guitar Hero.

B-Real2063342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

Isn't part 2 coming this year?

release date for NA: October 27, 2009
EU: October 29, 2009

Drum roll please..........
DJ Hero 2 expected to be released worldwide in October 2010.

and after a closer inspection it looks like part two will be released on the 19th of oct.


MrMccormo3342d ago


Yes, DJ Hero 2 is coming next month. Have you played the demo? It's going to be sick! They've improved every aspect of the first game.

rdgneoz33342d ago

@MrMccormo So its gonna be milked once a year and not several times like GH...

mirroredderorrim3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

Anything I have seen come up on the public radar is getting bought up and milked!

The internet is a double-edged sword, imo. With all the accessible information, you are able to do things you couldn't do normally without having more life experience or coming into contact with the right people, by life's chance.(in-person)

You have their experience as guides for you, in the form of videos, mp3's, tutorials (both text and video) and Etc.

The point I am trying to make is that if this DOES ever become successful in the eyes of Kotick and MilkyVision then they will magically grow Udders on the bastard and have at it like Frank Dux in Bloodsport, it's still up to the public to embrace a terribly conceived game, though.

Edit: @ people who enjoy DJ hero, this isn't a knock towards you, i just don't enjoy those kinds of games and don't think we should pay the normal price as other, "FULL" games, in my own, strong, immovable opinion.

siliticx3342d ago

DEMO?!?!? is it on psn?

iceman063342d ago

Yes! It's been up since last Monday. It's a great slice of what's to come if you liked the first title. There is more control over portions of the mix including freestyle mixing and scratching. I have to say, being a fan of the first one, that it is a pretty good improvement. It's probably what they wanted to accomplish in the first title and didn't have the time.

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Rrobba3342d ago

I prefer this to most music games, but it's not exactly mind-blowing.

electricshadow3342d ago

I agree, DJ Hero is an insanely fun game. I'm going to buy DJ Hero 2 used for sure though.

YoshiMeetsU3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )


Suck it up FreeStyleGames

The game gets boring fast and the music.. well.. fork in the ears is preferred.

It does look like they are improving from the first game. But then I look at the music selection and want to puke.

xXManiakMikachuXx3342d ago

DJ Hero one was a success, it's a fun and amazing game. I agree with MrMccormo, it is one of the best music video games out there. I don't think DJ Hero 2 is going to be as successful as the first though.

iceman063342d ago

I would disagree. The reason being that a LOT of people have picked up the original at highly discounted prices. Since they have the peripheral in the home, the buy in on DJ Hero 2 is significantly less. I'm thinking that a $60 or less investment is much easier than $120.