Guitar Hero first game ever beyond $1 billion in sales

By Mike, Saturday, 10 January 2009 15:35 GMT


Speaking at last week’s CES 09, Activision CEO Mike Griffith said that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock became the first single game ever to make more than $1 billion in sales.

That’s an awful lot of money.

Citing data from research group Nielsen, Griffith went on to say that “download sales for artists appearing on Guitar Hero have risen 15-843 percent,” writes Edge.

The CEO also added that Guitar Hero downloads are currently at 21 million units.

That’s an awful lot of units.

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