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Guitar Hero III Brings In $100 Million In First Week

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The Pulse of Radio reports: Guitar Hero III grossed more than $100 million in its first seven days on sale in North America, according to Variety.com. Activision revealed the figures on Monday (November 5), making the music-based video game the second biggest title of the year after Halo 3, which hauled in $170 million in its first day alone. The sales of Guitar Hero could be either a positive or negative sign for the upcoming Rock Band, depending on how much money players have left to spend when the latter game arrives at the end of the month.

The third entry in the massively popular Guitar Hero series, which has been promoted by commercials featuring VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, features songs from DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, THE KILLERS, AEROSMITH, A.F.I., GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA, MUSE, PEARL JAM, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS and dozens more.

Stars such as KORN's Jonathan Davis and Trent Reznor of NINE INCH NAILS have been outspoken in their enthusiasm for the game.

As previously reported, following the October 28th release of the game many of the artists with tracks featured in the game saw impressive spikes in both album and single sales. British metallers DRAGONFORCE claimed the #1 spot for digital single sales amongst other tracks included in Guitar Hero III for "Through The Fire And Flames," a track from their Roadrunner Records debut, "Inhuman Rampage." The single saw an impressive 183% increase over the prior weeks single sales.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Gytrash writes:

Woo, lots and lots of money. I'm so impressed.

# Nov 15, 2007 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. mattdrader writes:

Yea its a lot of money but the creators of the game definitly knew what they were doing. GO Guitar Hero! and 2! and 3!

# Nov 15, 2007 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. A-Sevenfoldist writes:

Heck yes! Metallica rocks so bad! I love them and I can play that song on EXPERT! f*** yeah! XD

# Nov 16, 2007 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Neurotictim writes:

Great... let's spawn another generation of air guitar championships - who cares if there's actually a controller under there?

Better then World of Warcrap, I guess.

# Nov 16, 2007 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Vicarious_Intent writes:

Well sh**, that's a lot of money. I respect this game not just cause it's fun, but mostly because it's really getting people into hard rock and metal. Keep in mind, Dethklok was helped immensely by their song being in Guitar Hero 2. I say these games are helping to spread the good news of Slayer, Metallica and beyond! All that money is well earned in my opinion then.

# Nov 17, 2007 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metal2death writes:

f*** THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA

# Nov 17, 2007 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cannibalfetish writes:

f**ck guitar hero! all 3 of them!
pick up a real guitar!

# Nov 27, 2007 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

Guitar hero rules!
And f*** you cannibalfetish if you think it is sh** that people like it. I can play a real guitar. I have been playing for longer than you hav ebeen alive i bet.

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I laugh when you get the people that bash this game and they say pick up a real guitar. Its a f***ing game and it is fun, it's that simple

# Dec 2, 2007 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XWigglesX writes:

Damn straight!
Everyone should play it

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 12:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. FocusShift writes:

You don't go up to people playing Halo 3 and say "f*** Halo, pick up a real gun!"

Its a video game people. Let us video game nerds have our fun.

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. XWigglesX writes:

Or f*** GTA and go run over and shoot real grannies.

# Dec 3, 2007 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. godlessvillian writes:

guitar hero is awsome...slipknot sux caulk tho

# Dec 6, 2007 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. boomman1213 writes:

slipknot is great

# Dec 7, 2007 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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