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Music’s impact on video games

January 12, 2009

Rockband and Guitar Hero have changed the face of video games. Now we have some stats from the folks at Guitar Hero that show the impact of the new title- Guitar Hero 3.

– $1billion in sales in a 26 month period- the first video game to reach $1 billion in sales

– 25,000 songs created and posted in the first 10 days

– 141,000 songs posted to date

– 600,000 community members

– 15-843% growth in the music sales for artists featured in the game

For years, no one could make a good music game and the whole genre was in disarray. However, fast forward to today with the impact of great user interfaces and co-operation from the music industry and you have a whole new world.

Posted by Ed Cotton

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