Originally Posted by Doppel
It's very weird how things become fads and go. I can see why DJ stuff didn't sell well and I think the guitars were beaten like a dead horse and then resurrected and beaten again.
Yeah, Activision pimped the ever living hell out of those games. They traded any market longevity for a few quarters of profit.
I think that they will make a comeback, but as you've said, they need a new hook before they can come back. I think it would be cool if they could make cheap instruments that were real enough that you could actually learn to play the songs on them and take that experience with you to a real instrument. After that, it's just a matter of setting up a good DLC system where you can download additional tracks. Add in some good social network integration and a way to track progress and it will be something that could be around for years without any major updates.