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GUITAR HERO III Week In Review: Game makes a lot of money, makes bands a lot of money and gets made fun of on South Park

Posted on November 12, 2007

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If you missed South Park this week, you were probably trying to score 5 stars on Metallica's "One" in Guitar Hero III. In which case, check out the above clip where Matt & Trey totally pwn you!

Guitar Hero III grossed more than $100 million in its first seven days on sale  Activision revealed the figures on Monday (November 5), making the game the second biggest title of the year after Halo 3, which hauled in $170 million in its first day alone.

Not too shabby for the bands either. The hardest game in the song, DRAGONFORCE's "Through the Fire and Flames" has claimed the #1 spot for digital single sales amongst other tracks included in the game.  The single saw an impressive 183% increase over the prior weeks single sales, beating out THE KILLERS, THE ROLLING STONES, METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES among others. DRAGONFORCE also ranked #3 in album sales among other bands with tracks featured in the game.

METALLICA should be happy about those sales as well. The band was approached to be in previous versions of the game, but only agreed if they were granted royalties per game sold as opposed to a flat fee, the first band to be granted such a request.

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