MTV Games and Harmonix are likely overwhelmingly pleased to announce that North American sales of Rock Band have passed the $1 billion mark over the past 15 months, according to the NPD group.
$1 billion is a very large number. It's certainly large enough to put Rock Band at the top of the NPD's games by revenue list for 2008. Along with the announcement of this monetary milestone comes a heaping helping of stats, as PR people feel bad if their press releases don't reach a certain length. Did you know that there are 614 songs available for Rock Band right now, representing 269 different artists? How about the fact that more than 40 million songs have been purchased since the original game launched in November of 2007? Very impressive statistics. It almost makes me feel bad over the fact that they failed to pick up Stan Bush's "The Touch" and are now doomed to fail.