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Loads more Guitar Hero games by 2010

Loads more money for bands involved, too.

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Activision Blizzard plans to triple the number of Guitar Hero games on sale by 2010.

Publisher boss Mike Griffith unveiled the masterplan during the Analyst Day last night. He expects there will be double the amount of Guitar Hero titles on the market by 2009, according to Shacknews.

Things are going well, then, particularly for the bands involved. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, we're told, made more money for the band than any of its albums ever have.

"[Their] version of Guitar Hero generated far more in revenues than any Aerosmith album ever has," said Activision boss Bobby Kotick, according to MTV.

"Merchandising, concert sales, [and] their ability to sign a new contract [have] all been unbelievably influenced by their participation in Guitar Hero."

Universal Music Group president Zach Horowitz echoed this sentiment, claiming songs included in Guitar Hero have their sales boosted by as much as 300 per cent.

We expect the bulk of the new releases to be based around band-centred spin-offs such as Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: Metallica.

Guitar Hero World Tour is, of course, due to launch on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii in October.

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