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Rock Band 1 Hardware Price Cut

Retailer relief comes in the form of a price cut for all the old Rock Band gear.

Do your part in the fight against overstocked shelves! Buy Rock Band today!
MTV Games has announced immediate cuts to the Special Edition bundles of the first Rock Band. Here are the updated prices.

  • PS2 and Wii: $99.99
  • Xbox 360 and PS3: $139.99

The bundles include the game, a drum kit, guitar, and microphone.

It's being billed as a "special holiday price," but I doubt that means they'll be going back up next year. If anything, all this means that they're trying to help retailers get rid of old stock. I don't know how it is where you're at, but most of the Best Buys and other big retail places around here seem to be swimming in old Rock Band hardware.

So if you're looking to get into the plastic instrument scene on a budget, all that stuff is now a bit more affordable.
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Posted by Jeff
Do your part in the fight against overstocked shelves! Buy Rock Band today!
MTV Games has announced immediate cuts to the Special Edition bundles of the first Rock Band. Here are the updated prices.

  • PS2 and Wii: $99.99
  • Xbox 360 and PS3: $139.99

The bundles include the game, a drum kit, guitar, and microphone.

It's being billed as a "special holiday price," but I doubt that means they'll be going back up next year. If anything, all this means that they're trying to help retailers get rid of old stock. I don't know how it is where you're at, but most of the Best Buys and other big retail places around here seem to be swimming in old Rock Band hardware.

So if you're looking to get into the plastic instrument scene on a budget, all that stuff is now a bit more affordable.
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Posted by Cube

Man, we have shitloads of rock band where I work

Like, a whole warehouse full.

Edited by HandsomeDead

Any word on if Europe will be getting a cut?

Posted by OmegaPirate

any word on when ps3 version of rock band 2 hits europe? im not buying rock band 1 now when 2 could be round the damn corner >.>

Posted by HandsomeDead
OmegaPirate said:
"any word on when ps3 version of rock band 2 hits europe? im not buying rock band 1 now when 2 could be round the damn corner >.>"
Rock Band 2 is coming out in the UK this week or next. Not sure about elsewhere i Europe though.
Posted by OmegaPirate
HandsomeDead said:
"OmegaPirate said:
"any word on when ps3 version of rock band 2 hits europe? im not buying rock band 1 now when 2 could be round the damn corner >.>"
Rock Band 2 is coming out in the UK this week or next. Not sure about elsewhere i Europe though."
Is that just the 360 version though or is it a simultaneous multiplat release?

Posted by HandsomeDead
OmegaPirate said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"OmegaPirate said:
"any word on when ps3 version of rock band 2 hits europe? im not buying rock band 1 now when 2 could be round the damn corner >.>"
Rock Band 2 is coming out in the UK this week or next. Not sure about elsewhere i Europe though."
Is that just the 360 version though or is it a simultaneous multiplat release?

"
I have no idea. I've only seen it on the 360 advert.
Posted by OGCartman

Sweet
I gotta play that shit one day, still never tried it =/

Posted by imayellowfellow

u can get it as low as 89.99 used...

Posted by Destroyeron

And now that the new stuff is cheaper, the used stuff will be too.

Posted by Smallville123

Eww why would you wanna buy the hardware used?  Anyway i say the rock band 2 kit is worth the price difference plus you can always rent rock band 1 and import it into rock band 2.

Posted by Media_Master

Good, just plastic anyway

Posted by TheHBK

Best Buy has had these prices since RB2 came out a few weeks ago.

Posted by Mago

The awesome thing is that I got my rock band for PS2 (brand spanking new, from walmart) for the price that's going to be, thanks to an online sale. =P

Posted by Terranova

It's only the 360 version of rock band 2 that's released in Europe this year as they have a timed exclusive as they did for the first game.

Posted by OmegaPirate
Terranova said:
"It's only the 360 version of rock band 2 that's released in Europe this year as they have a timed exclusive as they did for the first game."
That sucks :( ah well, cheers for clearing that up dude :D
Posted by Graymalkin

The Rock Band 1 Bundle is being sold for EUR 99 on the German Amazon site for a couple of weeks now.
As far as I'm informed Rock Band 2 will be available as the game only version for XBox 360 in Europe.
At least for the time being.