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Viacom to Sell Rock Band Developer Harmonix

Harmonix, the division of Viacom that develops the Rock Band video game franchise, will be put up for sale. According to the media giant, the gaming unit lost around $65 million in the latest quarter.The pending sale will not affect upcoming Rock Band and

Harmonix, the division of Viacom that develops the Rock Band video game franchise, will be put up for sale. According to the media giant, the gaming unit lost around $65 million in the latest quarter.

The pending sale will not affect upcoming Rock Band and Dance Central releases, according to Harmonix.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom, acquired Harmonix in 2006 for $175 million. The Rock Band franchise includes versions 1 and 2, Beatles- and Unplugged-themed editions, a music store with more than 600 downloadable songs and a wide range of gaming instruments.

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