Rocksmith really does improve guitar skills

It’s now been scientifically proven: Rocksmith really is the fastest way to learn guitar. A new study by the Research Strategy Group looked at hundreds of participants across the U.S. and confirmed what the developers have claimed since the beginning.

Rocksmith Infographic

Lookit all the numbers!
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It’s not a one-off result, either: A consumer study by Toluna Group showed 95% of Rocksmith fans say the game improved their guitar skills, too.

Geoffroy Sardin, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft EMEA is “thrilled” with the results:

These studies confirm our view that Rocksmith is a huge success at teaching players real guitar skills that are highly effective, enjoyable and will last them a lifetime.

There are some interesting numbers thrown in with the statement, too: 1.4 million copies sold, 132,000 guitars bought as a result of Rocksmith in 2011 (that is, 14% of all electric guitar sales), 3 million songs downloaded, 112 billion notes played and – wait for it – an estimated 1.6 million blisters on gamers’ fingers.

…and while we haven’t heard much from the title for a while now, Ubisoft slipped a little teaser into their stats-filled message: There will be some “exciting” Rocksmith news on show at E3. Stay tuned!

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