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Guitar Hero III boosts CD sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2007 18:57 User comments (6)

Guitar Hero III boosts CD sales According to a few rock labels, the hit game Guitar Hero III has had a significant impact on CD sales for the bands featured in the game.
The record label Roadrunner Records stated that sales of DragonForce's album "Inhuman Rampage" increased 126% from the week before the game's release. One of DragonForce's songs is an unlockable bonus track in the game. Roadrunner also said that sales for Slipknot's latest album saw a noticeable increase.

The new reports come on the heels of comments made by Electronic Art's Steve Schnur, which were that "games were now more relevant than radio when it comes to promoting new music."

Maybe the record industry will see this new trend and jump on it early.

Source:
GI.biz

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6 user comments

113.11.2007 8:47

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Maybe the record industry will see this new trend and jump on it early.
Coming Soon...a news story about the RIAA going after gaming companies because they aren't getting paid enough.

213.11.2007 15:39
camaro17
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lol ya, $10 that will happpen

313.11.2007 20:52

Personally I would have listed this article as "Guitar Hero Series boosts CD sales because I purchased a couple of CDs after hearing, and enjoying playing, them on GH I and II.

As strange as it may seem I haven't even played GH III yet.

418.11.2007 17:27
treelo
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I hate that dragonforce song

518.11.2007 17:27
treelo
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I hate that dragonforce song

62.12.2007 18:52

i see guitar heros as a great way for kids to lean how to play the instrument more games and devices like this need to be created.

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