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Warriors of Rock moves 86K copies in first five days

Saturday, 16th October 2010 20:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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According to figures divulged by Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock moved 86,000 copies during its first week at retail in the US.

Those figures are in stark contrast to Guitar Hero 5′s 499K units during month one in 2009.

When you compare it with World Tour, that game sold 500K during its first week in 2008, while in 2007 Guitar Hero III moved 1.4 million units in five days.

There’s been speculation from many areas of the industry that consumers are showing fatigue with music games, but others in the industry feel the decline in this genre’s sales can be attributed more to the installed base.

Whatever the case, 86K for week one of a high-profile game doesn’t seem all that hot. When you break it down though by price, it amounts to approximately $5.1 million when accounting for just the standalone software at $59.99 and not the bundles.

The game entered the UK top 6 during it’s launch week, so hopefully sales will pick up for it as we get closer to the holiday shopping extravaganza.

NPD released a bare-bones chart for the US this past Thursday. Get the minimal results through here.

Thanks, Eurogamer (via CVG).

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7 Comments

  1. Michael O’Connor

    Guitar Hero is dead.

    Long live Rock Band.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Sidology

    And nothing of value was lost.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. osric90

    I’m so fuckin’ tired of Guitar games. If you’re going to release one, PLEASE consider not only changin interface and music. It’s lame, even LAMER than PC games expansions and DLCs.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NoxNoctisUmbra

    What is wrong with having One rock band for the PS3 and Xbox360 and every YEAR to release a 30 dollar DLC?

    There is too many rockband games out there.. its just damn BS

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    In all fairness, this new GH game is far superior to World Tour and the god awful GH5. If you love your metal, I’d recommend it and they’ve been pretty generous with the track import this time round, although still not as exhaustive as Rock Band.
    You can import a lot of your Metallica tracks for free at the moment. The DLC is horrendously overpriced at £1.59, though.
    It looks as though Activision are trying to claw back some install base for GH, but unless they make a real effort with the DLC and track import, it’s not going to happen.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Galactic_Barret

    Both EA and Acti (moreso) just need to realize that they’ve run the instrument-based music genre into the ground. I think, like Harmonix said yesterday(?), they need to get back to Frequency and Amplitude’s style of game and expand on that.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. The_Deleted

    They’ll always be a market for it, but Activision have torn the genre apart with it aggressive use of their IP. Rock Band has the right idea with lots of DLC at a good price. As usual Kotick takes an idea and fucks it up the arse like an lifer with a fresh inmate.

    #7 4 years ago

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