In response to an inquiry on whether or not Harmonix’s recent restructuring had anything to do with disappointing sales performance, a spokesperson told IndustryGamers that this is certainly not the case. The Beatles: Rock Band has in fact sold over a million copies to date worldwide, a number they’re “very pleased” with and expect to build upon.
“This was a process and business decision unrelated to the performance of any MTV Games / Harmonix product,” the rep said of the restructuring. “MTV Games and Harmonix are very pleased with the sales of our Rock Band titles and we expect to continue to see strong sales throughout the holidays across all of our titles. The Beatles: Rock Band has sold over 1 million units worldwide to date. Again, the reason for the restructuring is due to better aligning our staffing to best suit our product development plans and schedules moving forward.”
The success of the Rock Band platform can not be denied indeed; Next to Viacom recently saying that “the economics of our Rock Band franchise are improving,” it was recently also announced that the Rock Band catalog is now 1000+ songs strong.