Following the October 28th release of Activision's Guitar Hero III many of the artists with tracks featured in the game saw impressive spikes in both album and single sales. British metallers DragonForce have claimed the #1 spot for digital single sales amongst other tracks included in Guitar Hero III for "Through the Fire and Flames," a track from their Roadrunner Records debut, Inhuman Rampage. The single saw an impressive 183% increase over the prior weeks single sales, beating out The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Guns N' Roses among others. DragonForce also ranked #3 in album sales among other bands with tracks featured in the game. Labelmates Killswitch Engage emerged with #1 album sales when compared to artists included in the game, ranking ahead of Disturbed and Metallica. Guitar Hero III features the track "My Curse" from their current Roadrunner offering As Daylight Dies.
Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the third installment in the Guitar Hero gaming series and is currently available at North American retailers. Activision Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea.