Rock Band hits 10 million milestone
- Posted February 13th, 2009 at 11:10 EDT by
- 7 Comments
It's hard to be bigger than Jesus yet not bigger than the Beatles, but Harmonix is sure trying with their revolutionary Rock Band franchise. Despite not quite meeting fourth quarter sales expectations, the music giant has confirmed that Rock Band has shipped 10 million units throughout the 2008 fiscal year. These staggering figures may have something to do with the fact that Rock Band was also the #1 ranking in game revenue across all genres for the year.
"The soft retail environment that took hold in the fourth quarter impacted sales of our consumer products, including Rock Band," Viacom said in a fourth quarter earnings presentation.
"However, the franchise has had great success so far, ranking as the #1 game title of 2008 by revenue across all genres with more than ten million units shipped worldwide since launch."
Harmonix truly hit its target audience with its product, as Rock Band has invaded living rooms worldwide and become the ultimate party game.
- 6:36am EST - February 13th, 2009
F*U*C*K YOU HMX! Release Rock band 2 in Europe!
- 7:28am EST - February 13th, 2009
Good for them i suppose.
- 10:33am EST - February 13th, 2009
Congratz to HMX! Keep it going.
- 2:56pm EST - February 13th, 2009
could have done without the j@sus comment.
- 9:32am EST - February 14th, 2009
HOW COME I CAN'T BUY GAME YET!?!?!?
- 9:36am EST - February 14th, 2009
I remember when Gutair Hero came out and all my friends and I thought "They're gonna realease a game with drums and singing and EVERYTHING!" And so they did. Now it's a huge hit. I feel sorry for Europe. It hasn't gotten RB 2
- 2:43pm EST - February 14th, 2009
hope this means that harmonix will continue to deliver and deliver well, since they're getting so much $$$$