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Rock Band: 3 Million Units Shipped, 10 Million Songs Downloaded

We all knew Rock Band would be big, but it seems this excellent music game is even more popular than we had initially believed.

According to GameDaily, Viacom (parent company of MTV, which owns Harmonix), has announced that Rock Band has managed to ship "more than three million bundled units" since its launch last November. That's certainly a healthy number, and one that likely rivals - if not trumps - Activision's competing title, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. On top of this, Harmonix has revealed that over 10 million songs have been downloaded off the Internet, which only proves that those downloadable packs are both highly sought-after and extremely lucrative. And much like Grand Theft Auto IV and Take-Two, Rock Band's success has caused Viacom's Media Networks division to leap.

"Media Networks revenues rose 16% to $2.02 billion, principally driven by strong sales of the music video game Rock Band," Viacom said in an official statement. "...our Rock Band video game is continuing its successful tour and is emerging as a valuable long-term franchise. We expect to further that success with the upcoming release of Rock Band on the Wii home video game system and our launch in Europe," commented Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom.

Without any doubt, the music genre of video games, once a budding new category in the interactive entertainment world, now contains several of the most popular games in history. And Rock Band definitely qualifies.

Related Game(s): Rock Band

5/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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WaR_HaWk
Friday, May 02, 2008 @ 11:42:15 PM
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I've got RockBand 2, but its kinda boring 4 me

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Qubex
Saturday, May 03, 2008 @ 8:04:40 AM
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It is phenomenal... why doesn't someone do something for budding DJ's... DJ Idol?

Q!

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bigrailer19
Saturday, May 03, 2008 @ 12:40:22 PM
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yea def. an awesome game for everyone, i personally think $1.99 for a song is a little much but once in awhile you get a free download and some $0.99 centers so i guess its all good, no complaints about the game itself though! also think the in game store was a great update as well cus now i can listen before i buy!

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Troy Powers
Monday, May 05, 2008 @ 10:04:28 AM
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This is the single best game that I own, and I own some good ones (COD4, GTA4, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, etc). I'm a short attention span gamer. I don't sit down and play a game for 4 hours straight. And I mostly play when I have friends over. So, Rock Band is THE perfect game for me. Every time I turn it on, it turns into a party. Anybody can pick it up and have fun with it. It's competitive. It's cooperative. And it's got great music.
And I definitely don't think 2 bucks is a lot to pay for a song. But, I get a lot of play out of the songs I've downloaded.

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