Beatles Backers Bet Badly, Sales Simply Simmer

Posted by | October 20, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band was promised as a messiah that would lift video gaming from the depths of an industry slump, but instead, it moved only a merely respectable number of boxes for a top title. Figures come in at just under 600,000 copies for September. Sales are expected to continue, however, with upcoming DLC offerings and a growing awareness amongst the Your Parents market that the Beatles game exists.

I put it down to the characters in the game looking like rubber chickens with bowl cuts flopping around the screen.

Oh, and Halo 3: ODST sold 1.5 million boxes in the same month. Just throwing that out there.

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