Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Uh-Oh

I was very much hoping that this wouldn't happen (thanks to Dave Tyrell for the link):
According to UKIE, Rock Band 3 sold just 7386 units for the week ending 30th October. That breaks down into 5318 Xbox 360 copies, 1555 PS3 copies and 295 Wii copies.

As a result, Harmonix's tour de force spent a debut week at 26th in the UK all-formats top 40. Rival Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock finished one place below in 27th.

But Activision's game had a much better start, entering the chart in sixth before going on to place 14th, 22nd and 21st in subsequent weeks.

Don't bother sending me the spin on this-- believe me, I've tried to spin it every way possible. But regardless of the strength of the Rock Band brand in Europe, those numbers suck.

Repeat: suck.

Here's hoping (there's that damn word again) that the U.S. numbers are entirely different. If they're not, then all of us who love this franchise better start moving through the Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross's five stages of grief.

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