NZGamer: "When DJ Hero 2 launched last year, it was met with a large amount of skeptical nay-saying. I myself wondered if gamers needed yet another music/rhythm title with an expensive peripheral cluttering up the house. But to the surprise of many, DJ Hero ended up being one of the highest-grossing new IP’s of 2009. It also injected electronica to a gaming genre that had previously been dominated by pop or rock music by titles like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Some may attribute the sales totals down to the pricey turntable controller that every copy of the game required. But there is no doubting that Activision had done their market research and knew what wannabe DJs desired."