DJ Hero screenshot
DJ Hero screenshot

With sales that currently stand at over 1.6 million units, FreeStyleGames creative director Jamie Jackson believes it's madness to label the trendy music title DJ Hero a failure.

"We're at over 1.6 [million], pushing towards 2 [million] now, which is cool," Jackson told during a recent visit to the studio's Leamington Spa office. "If anyone had said me to me when I was starting my career in the industry that you'd work on a game that sells that many copies and it would be considered a failure I'd have said 'are you f**king mad?' And I still probably stand by that now."

Jackson does, however, believe the game hit stores at a price point which was too high, with the game benefiting from price cuts down the line.

"We definitely had spikes around when there were price drops," he explained. "My own personal opinion is that it was too expensive when it was first released, and we're addressing that this year - it's going to be cheaper when it comes out this year.

"The slightly unfortunate recession was kind of, not necessarily out of the blue, but for a lot of people it was out of the blue. So, you know, people were suddenly watching their pennies and then the game came out and 1) it was new and 2) it was expensive."

DJ Hero 2 is scheduled for release October 22 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Check out the full interview with Jackson here and when you're done head over here for updated hands-on impressions.

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Bloodstorm's Avatar


for a multiplatform game......meh
Posted 20:58 on 27 September 2010
Woffls's Avatar


I don't know what you're getting at. 2 million is a pretty big number last time I checked.
Posted 20:55 on 27 September 2010
WhoIsThePresidentNow's Avatar

WhoIsThePresidentNow@ Woffls

I gather Maths wasn't your strongest subject in school then like?

Show Spoiler Don't worry English wasn't mine :)
Posted 20:27 on 27 September 2010
IamBugged's Avatar


A game can be a failure in many ways
Posted 19:36 on 27 September 2010
Woffls's Avatar


2 million sales of a game with a peripheral is a phenomenal success if you ask me.
Posted 19:10 on 27 September 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


It is.....or should i say was?
Posted 17:28 on 27 September 2010
Wido's Avatar


Its a failure...
Posted 17:27 on 27 September 2010

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 22/10/2010
Developer: FreeStyleGames
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Music
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 6,798 144
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