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Activision Blizzard is reporting that sales of tracks on the Guitar Hero platform have tripled on average.

Some examples from last year:

  • Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle” (1987), Geffen, released on “Guitar Hero III” Oct. 27, 2007: 38,000 downloads, up 153 percent.
  • Pat Benatar, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” (1980), Chrysalis, released on “Guitar Hero III,” Oct. 27, 2007: 9,800 downloads, up 180 percent.
  • Aerosmith, “Dream On” (1973), Columbia, released on “Guitar Hero III,” Oct. 27, 2007: 10,000 downloads, up 15 percent.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Suck My Kiss” (1992), Warner Bros., released on “Guitar Hero III,” Oct. 27, 2007: 3,900 downloads, up 200 percent.
  • Nirvana, “In Bloom” (1992), DGC, released on “Rock Band,” Nov. 20, 2007: 9,000 downloads, up 543 percent.
  • KISS, “Detroit Rock City” (1976), Casablanca, released on “Rock Band,” Nov. 20, 2007: 3,400 downloads, up 89 percent.
  • David Bowie, “Suffragette City” (1976), RCA, released on “Rock Band,” Nov. 20, 2007: 1,700 downloads, up 55 percent.
  • R.E.M., “Orange Crush” (1988), Warner Bros., released on “Rock Band,” Nov. 20, 2007: 3,200 downloads, up 256 percent.
  • Smashing Pumpkins, “Cherub Rock” (1993), Virgin, released on “Rock Band” on Nov. 20, 2007: 6,600 downloads, up 843 percent.

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