Beatles win battle of the video-game bands amid holiday price cuts


While my Guitar Hero gently weeps, the Beatles are number one again -- only this time in a category John, Paul, George and Ringo had never dreamed of: music video games. In this battle of the bands, the Fab Four's new title Beatles Rock Band has been selling eight days a week, but rival music simulator Guitar Hero has been a real nowhere man.

The Beatles' numbers come amid generally lackluster video-game sales, with the exception of Sony (SNE)'s PS3, which aced the competition for the first time in many levels. "Overall, the data shows the market weaker than expected," Broadpoint AMTech analyst Ben Schachter tells DailyFinance.