Rock Band Beatles Sales Top Expectations, But Not Guitar Hero

Sales of The Beatles: Rock Band are exceeding company expectations, but early indicators show Guitar Hero 5 beating the game in overall retail competition.

"Sales have exceeded our internal projections and we've sold 25 per cent of our inventory in the first week," said Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman at New York's Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, according to Gamasutra. nope Meanwhile, Guitar Hero division head Dan Rosensweig claims that Activision's Guitar Hero 5 is currently outselling The Beatles four-to-one in US retail stores. The UK weekly sales chart shows that Guitar Hero 5 captured first place in its debut, with The Beatles only reaching the fourth slot on the chart.

"[The Beatles: Rock Band] did not affect our sales," said Rosensweig to the Financial Times.