UK charts: GH5 beats Beatles: Rock Band in Battle of the Bands

Monday, 14th September 2009 11:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Guitar Hero 5 has beaten The Beatles: Rock Band to No. 1 in the latest UK charts.

Harmonix’s effort didnt even land in the top three, only getting to four in the charts. DiRT 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum round off the top three.

Top ten is below. You can find last weeks data here.

UK Charts



  1. Blerk

    Surprising! I really expected the Beatles to do better than that. Especially considering it launched two days early so they had extra time to make sales.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. rrod360lol

    @Blerk I think it’s different audiences. I have no interest in guitar hero/rock band but I’d love to play the beatles version. But that’ll set me back the full whack for instruments etc so I’m not buying.

    Conversely, most of my GH/RB playing mates have no interest in the Beatles.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    I just bought Guitar Hero 5 myself. I was pleasantly surprised to recieve a free copy of World Tour with my purchase, which was cool because I didn’t play the last one.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. JonFE

    It would be rather disappointing for all parties involved if sales of Beatles: Rock Band continue to trail GH5 ones, considering how much the license must have cost…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Tonka

    It’s interesting to see the sales spread over the different machines. I’m surprised to see that Colin McRae was number 1.

    Truly surprised.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. lk

    holy hell, in the UK no less. sadface. I worked on that game :(

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    Michael Jackson SingStar would kill both of these pieces of garbage.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. rrod360lol

    Would Michael Jackson SingStar have a kiddie fiddling mini-game ?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    Whats sad is GH keeps on making money even though Activision is just using the same f***ing engine.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    no, it would have a kick rrod360lol in the balls mini game so you would then have to change your name to bbodIcan’thavekidslol :P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. rrod360lol

    Michael Jackson liked kids didn’t he ?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Neolucifer

    I’m not surprised . For starters i always suspected that while universally loved , the beatles are loved enough by the usual target of such games , to beat Guitar hero .

    Everyone knows them , amost everyone loves them , but wich young adults and wich adolescents loves them enough to buy a game ? A lot but most likely less than guitar hero fans .

    Hell GH would beat Rock band 3 if it was there instead , i guess . Despite the obvious difference in quality , actual love for music , and based on brand recognition

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    do you like kids RROD360?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Retroid

    He couldn’t eat a whole one.


    #14 5 years ago
  15. rrod360lol

    Not in the way Michael Jackson did :)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    And in what way is that RROD360?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. rrod360lol

    You’re a bit dim aren’t you TEA… See 14.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    I don’t speak euro slang. speak american slang

    #18 5 years ago
  19. prawntoast

    @theevilaires Here’s some slang for you – FUCK OFF

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    :D FUCK OFF what?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt


    #21 5 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    Smirk all you want, Garratt! I’ll still prove you wrong! :D

    #22 5 years ago

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