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Activison: Guitar Hero World Tour was #1 best-selling third-party title in the U.S


ActiBlizz has announced that Guitar Hero World Tour was the number one best-selling third-party title in the U.S. across all platforms in dollars.

Same in Europe, and thanks to Wii, Guitar Hero World Tour was the number one best-selling third-party title in dollars for the Nintendo system and the only third-party game to rank as a top-five best seller for the platform.

European sales for the Guitar Hero franchise grew 84 percent y-o-y.

While sales for the music category were down overall worldwide, ActivBlizz still held a 55 percent share in all rhythm games sales and outperformed Rock Band in sales by 10 to 1 with an install base for the franchise reaching 15 million worldwide.

The franchise has surpassed $2 billion in sales, and after the Mario and Madden franchises it's the third to have accomplished such a distinction.

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