Author Topic: Acti: Hero franchise 'back in 2011'  (Read 1179 times)

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November 05, 2010, 05:57:34 pm

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Even low sales of Guitar Hero and DJ Hero can't keep the Activision franchise down as the publisher promises more music games will hit next year.

We'll also be seeing more "Spider-Man, X-Men and Transformers" in 2011 as well. The new Guitar Hero managed only 86k in the US opening weeks.

"In 2011 we'll have releases for our other proven franchises including the Hero brand, Spider-Man, X-Men and Transformers," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg at their investor call. It wasn't mentioned if one or both the Hero brands would be releasing.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock racked up only 86,000 sales in the first two weeks in the US, and DJ Hero 2 entered abysmally at number 25 in the UK all formats chart. They're likely unphased though thanks to Q3 net revenue at $745m, topping the $600m forecast.

EA's Rock Band 3 didn't fair well either, despite Harmonix hoping Guitar Hero sales were low because consumers were waiting on their latest offering to hit the shops.