Rock Band In The Red

Despite selling 595,000 copies in the U.S. in September, Beatles Rock Band is still in the red. Viacom, parent company of MTV Games published its quarterly earnings report a few days ago,

“Rock Band was a negative contributor to margins in the third quarter,” said Chief Financial Officer Tom Dooley. “We expect it to break even or be slightly profitable in the fourth quarter from a margin point of view. It really depends on how many units we sell in the holiday season.”

Everyones favourite Crystal Ball gazer, Michael Pachter had estimated that The Beatles: Rock Band would sell 1.3 million units so well done Mikey, spot on as usual. Guitar Hero 5 also underperformed selling 499,000 units. Has the (fat) bottom (girl) dropped out the rhythmic rock game market?