Sections

Guitar Hero: On Tour hits 300k in the US

Activision says it's their biggest DS title launch by a factor of eight and one of the top five launches ever

Activision has announced that its DS music game Guitar Hero: On Tour has sold more than 300,000 units in North America during its first week on sale.

The company claims this makes it the publisher's largest North American launch for a DS title by a factor of eight, and one of Activision's top 5 best-selling launches ever.

"Guitar Hero is one of the most successful entertainment properties and continues to push the boundaries of innovation with Guitar Hero: On Tour," said Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing.

"The game's breakthrough peripheral brings the Guitar Hero experience to the 41 million DS users in North America and Europe, where they can play anywhere, anytime."

Two Activision bosses were recently paid overUSD 6 million in bonuses as the company's merger with Vivendi - the parent company of Blizzard - is expected to be complete on or around July 9.

Related stories

Reported $20m franchise fee is putting esports teams off Overwatch

Update: Blizzard dismisses "unverified" rumours, suggests reports are "misinformation" spread as "bargaining tactics"

By Dan Pearson

Blizzard's new MLG eSports division to focus on Overwatch

Major League Gaming now fully integrated into Blizzard, will also handle Call of Duty World League

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.