The Beatles Rock Band Becomes Leading Music Video Game in First Month, Beating Guitar Hero 5

In its very first month on the market, The Beatles: Rock Band has jumped to the top music video game charts. According to the NPD Group, The Beatles: Rock Band out sold Guitar Hero 5. The Rock Band spin off sold more than 464,000 copies for the Wii and Xbox 360 alone, meaning that the title brought in at least $27.8 million in sales. The revenue amount still doesnt include PS3 sales or associated accessories, which Im sure would push sale through the roof.

The research firm says the success of the title helped drive a 72 percent year-over-year increase in dollar sales of music and dance games. That was a stark contrast to overall video game sales, which posted a paltry one percent year-over-year sales increase. Overall, the title was the third top game in terms of units sold, with only Halo 3: ODST and Madden NFL 10 selling more copies.

Both Guitar Hero and Rock Band series are made by the same gaming studio, MTV’s Harmonix.

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