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Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Sales Are Fantastically Terrible

We don’t talk much about sales over here (if you want us to talk sales more, you should let us know!). But I did feel it would be appopriate to bring up the sales of the latest Guitar Hero title, Warriors of Rock.

Guitar Hero, for the last few years, has been a cash cow for Activision. But the sales of the series, despite still being somewhat healthy, has been on a  steady decline. While we are not at rock bottom yet, signs are showing that the name might not have anymore push behind it.

In its first week, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock only moved 86,000 units across all platforms in North America. Compare this to the last Guitar Hero, which moved more units in one week on the Wii alone. Definitely not a good sign for Activision.

I know most will probably say “hah, serves them right!” to Activision, and true it does. But I feel kind of bad for NeverSoft, the developer behind the most recent entries. Warriors of Rock seems like a title where they were given a bit more freedom, but things aren’t looking bright.

That being said, it is only the first week and the holiday season is coming up. I’m sure Activision will start making their money off this title at some point, but the downhill sales of the series is continuing. Activision has to do something, or else one of their biggest cash cows is going down the drain.

(Source: Eurogamer)

Neversoft Working on “New Action Shooter Game”

Neversoft, current developer of recent Guitar Hero games, posting a job listing looking for a designer to work on a “new action shooter game.” Although, other then that, we have no idea what it could be.

In the past, Neversoft worked on the title GUN, which actually sold fairly well. Although Superannuation, the site who found the listing, points out they could be trying to fill Infinity Ward’s gap in the Call of Duty series. I’d much rather have them working on a new I.P. or a GUN sequel though.

I’ve always felt bad for Neversoft. For over 10 years, they have been pretty much stuck in the annual release cycle of making Tony Hawk games and Guitar Hero titles.