Jacob Zinn :: journalist + photographer

Money Talks: Viacom sues Harmonix over Rock Band losses

Posted in Business, Money Talks, Music, Video Games by Jacob Zinn on September 21, 2011
Adding Up Viacom v. Harmonix


$131,827,980
Amount of money Viacom is suing Harmonix shareholders for to offset losses from poor sales of Rock Band

$175 million
Price Viacom paid to acquire
Harmonix in 2006


$149,770,149
Additional money Viacom invested
in Harmonix in 2007


$13 million
Amount of money Harmonix is suing Viacom for over unfair business practices

$50.00
Price Viacom sold Harmonix for to a
New York investment firm in 2010


$50 million
Viacom’s 2010 tax write-off


Overall Rock Band sales for PlayStation 3,
Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2

Rock Band (2007): 6,911,185 units
360: 2,374,348 Wii: 2,025,033 PS3: 1,484,821 PS2: 1,026,983

Rock Band 2 (2008): 4,710,622 units
360: 2,097,781 PS3: 1,336,301 Wii: 975,010 PS2: 301,530

The Beatles: Rock Band (2009): 3,721,126 units
Wii: 1,586,827 360: 1,177,067 PS3: 957,232

LEGO Rock Band (2009): 1,271,634 units
Wii: 586,741 360: 431,296 PS3: 253,597

Green Day: Rock Band (2010): 873,643 units
360: 306,184 PS3: 285,333 Wii: 282,226

Rock Band 3 (2010): 1,434,449 units
360: 650,482 PS3: 392,095 Wii: 391,872

Series Total: 18,922,659 units

Sales Information from VGChartz

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