Guitar Hero III Becomes Highest-Grossing Game Ever

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Guitar Hero's big business. Multiple versions, multiple consoles, it's a big hit. But are you prepared for just how big a hit it is, or for how important it is to publishers Activision?

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Well, according to Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith, Guitar Hero III has become the first single game in the history of the world to top $1 billion in sales.

That's $1,000,000,000. Spend just on Guitar Hero III.

Sure, it's more expensive than your average game, but do you think that's going to stop the high-fiving and cork-popping going right now in the deepest, darkest depths of Castle Activision?

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Nope.

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DISCUSSION

That's total bullshit. Harmonix got completely dicked out of this one. Idiots need to stop buying Guitar Hero and start buying Rock Band! GH lost its soul after GH 1 & 2.