Rocksmith serenades 1.4 million; Ubisoft teases news at E3

Since launching almost two years ago, Ubisoft's game of guitar studies Rocksmith has garnered 1.4 million sales. In the press release past the break, Ubisoft boasts it has sold 3 million DLC tracks to date and promises "exciting Rocksmith news" at E3 next week.

Rocksmith was met with a mixed reception. Our own review criticized Rocksmith for its lack of music theory education, awkward audio latency issues and dearth of all nuance in the automatic difficulty tuner. An expansion focusing on the bass was introduced back in August of last year.
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Popular Guitar Learning Method Surpassed One Million Units Sold Worldwide

WHAT: Today, Ubisoft announced that a new national study by Research Strategy Group has found that Rocksmith is the fastest way to learn how to play the guitar. The study was conducted with hundreds of participants across greater New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas.

The new research supports earlier findings from a consumer survey by Toluna Group that reported 95% of Rocksmith players say it improved their guitar skills.

"We're thrilled with the results," said Tony Key, US senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "These studies confirm our view that Rocksmith is a huge success at teaching players real guitar skills that are highly effective and enjoyable and will last them a lifetime."

Ubisoft also revealed that the Rocksmith series has sold 1.4 million copies worldwide since its initial release in October 2011. An additional 3 million songs have been downloaded from the title's library of 143 DLC tracks. Altogether, players have played an estimated 112 billion notes and developed an estimated 1.6 million blisters on their fingers.

Stay tuned for exciting Rocksmith news to be revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.