Guitar Hero World Tour Outsells Rock Band 2:1 in 2008

Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour outsold rival MTV/Harmonix's Rock Band 2 by a factor of two-to-one last year, according to NPD sales data obtained by GameSpot.

Rock Band 2 managed total multiplatform sales of 1.7 million units in 2008, while Guitar Hero World Tour pushed 3.4 million units. nope As GameSpot points out, Activision had an advantage by shipping all versions of World Tour simultaneously on October 26. The PlayStation 2 and Wii versions of Rock Band 2 didn't make it to stores until December 18.