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Guitar Hero franchise passes the $1B mark

Activision wants everyone to know that, in just a little over two years since the series debuted, the Guitar Hero franchise has sold an incredible 14 million units in North America racking up an even more incredible $1 billion in sales. Of course, Activision didn't earn every dollar of that revenue – remember, they didn't purchase Red Octane until about six months after Guitar Hero I debuted – but that $100 million must seem like a rather prudent investment.

That figure doesn't include download revenue, but they did reveal they've sold five million tracks for Guitar Hero III. Let's figure, conservatively, they go for $2 a pop, that's an additional $10 million in revenue in just ten weeks. No wonder they're not putting much effort into the DLC rock rivalry.

[Via Wii Fanboy]

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