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Guitar Hero World Tour Gets Cheap

The perfect gift for the low-budget rock star in your life!

At these prices, I'll start breaking my guitar controllers on purpose!
There's been some free-floating speculation that Guitar Hero and Rock Band haven't been pulling their weight at retail this year, particularly when compared to the business these wildly popular franchises did last year. While I'm sure that the fancy analysts used lots of high-level industry contacts, expensive market research, and, I dunno, chicken blood to come to their conclusions, all you really need to do is see that Sam's Club is selling the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions of World Tour bundled with a guitar for $77.77, down from the usual $99.99 price point. Bad news for Activision and Guitar Hero, great news for rhythm game fans whose living rooms are already overcrowded with drums and microphones! I have to wonder if the nascent retail backlash against these bulky bundles has Activision rethinking its hands-free Tony Hawk game.
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Posted by Ryan
At these prices, I'll start breaking my guitar controllers on purpose!
There's been some free-floating speculation that Guitar Hero and Rock Band haven't been pulling their weight at retail this year, particularly when compared to the business these wildly popular franchises did last year. While I'm sure that the fancy analysts used lots of high-level industry contacts, expensive market research, and, I dunno, chicken blood to come to their conclusions, all you really need to do is see that Sam's Club is selling the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions of World Tour bundled with a guitar for $77.77, down from the usual $99.99 price point. Bad news for Activision and Guitar Hero, great news for rhythm game fans whose living rooms are already overcrowded with drums and microphones! I have to wonder if the nascent retail backlash against these bulky bundles has Activision rethinking its hands-free Tony Hawk game.
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Posted by solidlife

First!
thats nice i hope a price cut comes to the UK
even though im not into this music i would like to try a GH game

Posted by Boggalog

We still need the drums, mic and second guitar to get a price as well before the game REALLY starts selling.

Edited by mudkip9000

I got the guitar bundle(that's the game and the guitar) for the 360 for $59 off of Amazon the other day.  That's even better than this, and I didn't have to make the venture to a Sam's Club.

Edited by PLWolf

I did the same as mudkip9000, but I got the PS3 version. It arrived last night and I played til 1AM. Good Times

FYI, Amazon.com is doing 15 Days and 15 Deals right now with a Video Game Deal of the Day.

Posted by numberThirtyOne

I got the Guitar Bundle with an extra wireless Les Paul thrown in from redoctane.com for $80 yesterday.  You need a coupon code or it's $100.

Posted by dsplayer1010

Of course. My Rock Band guitar is busted, and now they put out this deal. I must restrain myself from buying this.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

The black friday sales on these things were even lower. It seems as though they can't even give these things away. I was a much bigger fan of GH3 than GHWT.

Posted by F1

Damn I payed $100 for the 360 guitar bundle.

Posted by Walreese55

dude, the drums are where it's at.

Posted by strangeling

i'm thinking most people (like myself) want the whole kit (especially drums), or they already have compatible instruments from rock band and just need the game.  That would make the guitar bundles not as popular, and thus overstocked.

Posted by Media_Master

a lot of $ for fake instruments

Posted by selenalove

This is more expensive I cann,t afford I were looking for christmas Any way if price comes down in uk I will pick in future.
Mario kart  wii

Posted by RandomHero666
selenalove said:
"This is more expensive I cann,t afford I were looking for christmas Any way if price comes down in uk I will pick in future.
Mario kart  wii"
GHWT & Guitar in HMV for £58 is about as cheap as it will be here until at least the January sales.