Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Higher-grossing Than Black Ops

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If a recent EuroGamer article has got its facts right Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is now the highest-grossing video game the US has ever seen, according to their article it has generated $830.9 million in revenue in North America alone.

The second highest-grossing video game in the North America is Call of Duty: Black Ops ($787.4 million), followed by Wii Fit – with Balance Board ($736.6 million). In fourth place was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ($713.6 million).

Some of our knowledgeable readers will have noticed that three of the top for grossing video games in the US have been published by Activision, in fact if you look further down the list there are more of their titles including Guitar Hero World Tour (7th place) and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (10th).

You can see the entire top 10 list on EuroGamer, they point out that most of the games in this list come with peripherals, also it is interesting that Activision has pulled the plug on future Guitar Hero games given how well previous titles have done.

Are you surprised to see Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock topping this list?

Also See: MW3 more popular than Black Ops

  • Sam

    So…. why the heck did they cancel the series if it makes more money than COD? Are they stupid?