Guitar Hero first game to make $1bn

Legends of Rock reaches milestone with DLC

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has become the first single game ever to surpass $1 billion in sales, Activision has claimed.

The music game, which launched on practically every current platform in late 2007, reached the milestone with help from Xbox Live and PSN music download sales, said Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith.


Sales for artists appearing on Guitar Hero have risen 15 percent according to Nielsen data, said Griffith.

Downloads for all Guitar Hero games now stand at 21 million, he added and over 141,000 user-generated songs have been posted via Guitar Hero: World Tour. We bet two thirds of them are rubbish.

Considering the price of a standard Guitar Hero pack it's no surprise that Acti-Blizz has made a bundle on the game, but we wonder how well it'd stand up to GTA IV if it was flogging for £39.99?