Guitar Hero outsells Rock Band 2-to-1

Activision's effort more popular in US.

New figures from US data trackers NPD have revealed Guitar Hero World Tour is winning the battle of the band games.

As reported by Gamespot, 3.4 million copies of the game were sold in North America last year. The figure for Rock Band 2 stood at 1.7 million.

That's despite the fact Harmonix's effort had a head-start, sort of - the Xbox 360 version hit US shops on 14th September, followed by the PS3 game on 19th October. The Wii and PS2 versions didn't arrive until December 18th, though. Guitar Hero World Tour went on sale for all consoles on 26th October.

So which one do you prefer? Eurogamer can't decide, having given both World Tour and Rock Band 2 healthy 9/10s.

And besides, the two games aren't in competition anyway, remember? Yeah okay.

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