Music genre earning shrunk 75 percent in 2 years
It has been estimated that the music game market has dropped 75 percent since 2008.
According to figures published by Gamasutra the music market mainly consisting of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises was worth around 16 billion USD in 2008. Now in 2010 that figure looks more like 400 million USD a 75 percent drop in the last two years.
This seems to have happened despite Harmonix continuing to produce top notch music games with Rock Band 3 scoring a perfect 10 out of 10 in several publications and Dance Central also scoring highly in reviews.
The figures would suggest that is why Harmonix has been put up for sale by their owners Viacom even though the quality of their output is higher than ever.
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