Guitar Center survey shows Guitar Hero/Rock Band players are interested in real instruments, bands
*Of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band players that do not currently play a musical instrument, two-thirds (67%) indicated that they are likely to begin playing a real instrument in the next two years.
* Nearly three out of four (72%) musicians who play games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band have spent more time playing their real instrument(s) since they began playing these games.
*Eight out of 10 (81%) of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band players that have been inspired to play an instrument because of the games would like to receive a musical instrument as a gift this winter holiday season.
*There has been an increase (20%) in guitar sales since Guitar Hero and Rock Band became popular, supporting the survey’s findings that more than half (56%) of the respondents who began playing a guitar after playing these games indicated the games persuaded them to play a real instrument.
All I have to say about this is, Suck it Chad Kroeger!!