Rock Band: Ten million shipped

Viacom reckons it was the number one game of 2008 by revenue

The Rock Band franchise has shipped ten million units worldwide, according to MTV daddy Viacom.

That's despite the game not meeting the company's sales targets during the fourth quarter.


"The soft retail environment that took hold in the fourth quarter impacted sales of our consumer products, including Rock Band," Viacom said in a fourth quarter earnings presentation.

"However, the franchise has had great success so far, ranking as the #1 game title of 2008 by revenue across all genres with more than ten million units shipped worldwide since launch."

Not bad going at all. Rock Band developer Harmonix's next outing will be a Beatles-licensed game, but there's no Rock band 3 planned for release this year.