Guitar Hero Does Six Times Better Than Rock Band, Activision Director Says
Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick has lashed out at EA’s Rock Band sales figures. According to him, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock absolutely dominated the first Rock Band. For example, the game sold six times as much as its competitor.
- “We’re outselling 6:1. When you think about the access we have to 30% of the world’s music at Universal, we have a unique advantage there.”
“I would also say when you look at resources, you know, our next-nearest competitor has a couple of hundred people working on these projects, we have close to 2000 people just dedicated to the Guitar Hero note tracking, introduction of new hardware, introduction of new software, and so we just have a lot more in the way of resources available to us to continue to dominate the category.”
Of course, this is not surprising, since Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock only came bundled with a guitar, while Rock Band required to buy a package including guitar, drums and microphone, bringing the price to about double the price. . Rock Band 2 has now been released, we’ll see how the proportions are when Guitar Hero: World Tour hits stores. The fourth Guitar Hero part is also accompanied by a whole arsenal of plastic instruments.
You may play a good solo, but now it’s time to go out into the world. Together with three friends who play the drums, microphone and bass guitar, you will travel the world and compete with other bands for glory, fame and money. That’s what Neversoft, Activision and RedOctane want to achieve with Guitar Hero World Tour. The game will include drums with cymbals, a redesigned guitar and the ability to form a band. The creatives among us can design their own logo for their band, dress up their characters to taste and even make their own music. Completely new is a fashion in which you can make your own music, with according to the makers all the tools you need to produce good digital rock.
Equipped with touch-sensitive instruments, an extensive Music Maker to record free songs and solos, and the possibility to easily share music with others, World Tour promises to be a true spectacle. They will also support extensive downloadable content, such as downloading a single, track packs and even entire albums can be downloaded in the future for use in Guitar Hero: World Tour.
Guitar Hero: World Tour is set to release in the fall for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PlayStation 2. A PC version also appears to be in development.