Rhythm games have certainly been keeping the tempo up for financial growth in the industry. GameDaily
notes UBS analyst Ben Schachter's report, showing "music-themed games" have made up 15% of software sales year-to-date and 32% year-over-year growth so far.
The Guitar Hero
franchise is already up 82% this year, with Guitar Hero: On Tour
taking in $15 million in July alone
. Meanwhile, Rock Band
, across all platforms, took in $47 million in July ... and that doesn't even count any DLC sales. Unless the rhythm game bubble bursts in the next few months, GH: World Tour
and Rock Band 2
sales -- along with their respective DLC sales -- could make up a significant portion of another record-breaking year
for the industry.