No matter how you look at it, controversial pop star Chris Brown will have at least two songs in the upcoming SingStar Pop Edition (PS3)... The truth is, both Chris Brown (and Rihanna for that matter) have been featured in previous installments of the franchise. And currently featured in Microsoft's competing game - Lips.
So what's the problem? While the tracklist for the latest SingStar installment on PS3 is finalized for the SCEE region and the game is on schedule to launch in April 2009, PSLS can't help but think something should be done. With many radio stations worldwide still refraining from playing Chris Brown's songs, the "Got Milk" campaign and Wrigley's dropping sponsorship, and other musicians backing out of planned duets - PSLS is not sure if many of gamers will want to sing alongside him either. The royalties for the game and how much money the artist sees per song download are unknown, but what is clear is that the SingStore is a viable source of income. The Edge recently reported on Sony's social success, with SingStar highlighted as the most successful franchise. In fact, the article states that "the SingStore sells one track every 10 seconds" which equates to over 60,000 songs per week. That's a lotta guacamole.
PlayStation LifeStyle makes a few PR suggestions to Sony in the article.