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Guitar Hero outselling Rock Band 6 to 1

So says man who sells Guitar Hero.

Activision boss Bobby Kotick has declared Guitar Hero is winning the battle of the band-based games.

As reported by Kotaku, he was speaking at some big deal financial conference or other. He told the assembled bankers, "We're outselling [Rock Band] 6 to 1.

"When you think about the access we have to 30 per cent of the world's music at Universal, we have a unique advantage there," Kotick continued.

"I would also say when you look at resources, you know, our next-nearest competitor has a couple of hundred people working on these projects, we have close to 2000 people just dedicated to the Guitar Hero note tracking, introduction of new hardware, introduction of new software - and so we just have a lot more in the way of resources available to us to continue to dominate the category."

Gosh. What with beating Rock Band hands down and telling platform holders how to design their machines, Activision certainly considers itself to be quite a big deal these days.

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