Rock Band for PS3/360 set at $169.99, Nov. 23 release. PS2 version $159.99, Dec. 10 release.
Gamestop better put this down...because I have 40 down on it and that's only 130 left...
but the PS3 has wireless guitar and the 360 doesn't.. I think that makes it a no sale on the 360 side of things.
Attach rate from games on the consoles:
PS3: about 3.5
360: about 6.3
On stage, mostly a guitar player has a wired guitar. I really don't see the problem there. Pretty sure Rock Band will do so much better on the 360 then on the PS3.
Ya, But the 360 wireless controller doesn't have a big ol' dongle hanging out of the unit. But the 360 guitar is $20 more. Anyways with as much as me and my wife play Guitar Hero I prefer the wired or else I would need batteries constantly.
But, not my gig! Also too expensive....
It's OFFICIAL! This is going to be a Guitar Hero killer. Price of entry for GH multiplayer $99.99 plus at least $59.99 for another guitar, Most likely $69.99 for the new wireless. For a total of $159.98 or $169.98. With Rock Band you can get a Drum set, a Mic, and a guitar with the game for $169.99. This game is going to kick major ass and with a "Black Friday" release this is going to sell a ass load of units because you know MTV and EA will market the hell out of this game on Black Friday. Best news I have heard in a while.
I will buy GH3 also but only the game because this bundle is to sweet to pass up. Plus the DLC seems to be the focus for Rockband as opposed to the cash grab Activision seems to be leaning towards.
Sounds like a fair deal to me. I can't wait to see how much the UK price is bumped up. I'll be gob-smacked if we pay anything like that over here.
Well that's great news in one respect, but I wanna play both games, and I can't use these guitars in guitar hero :(
Why are activision being so selfish? If EA and MTV can be charitable enough to let the GH controllers be compatible then any producer can!
That's still speculation at this point. The guitars are identical to each other except that the Rock Band has 5 more buttons on the neck that do the exact same thing as the other buttons they are optional if you want to use them for solos. I really don't see anyway it wouldn't work. If the buttons are mapped the same as Guitar Hero then it will work. Unless you can provide a link that says otherwise I wouldn't worry about that. They will work for either game no matter which guitar you have.
I really hope you're right. If you are then I can happily get both games with the awesome controllers. However, EA/Harmonix have been very vocal about the fact you can use either controller, whereas I haven't heard a word about it from Activision, and all rumors have been pointed towards Rock band controllers being incompatible with GH. I just hope that they only are rumors, but I'm bracing myself for the worse.
Glad they dropped it. Might be buying this one now.
Cheaper than everyone thought. Awesome!
I'm just getting GH3 for PS2 - if Activision won't let the RB controllers be compatible then I just won't get it for PS3.
Definitely gettin it on PS3 - wireless ftw. Battery won't be a problem as nobody complains about charging up 360 or PS3 controllers via USB.
The PS3 guitar runs on AA batteries, Just so you know. Still not a big deal you can just get the 30 min rechargeable batteries.
I don't even play games like this but I can easily see this being overshadowed by Guitar Hero 3 because of price alone.
Check out what I said in Comment #5, That is why it won't. The only thing Guitar Hero has going for it is the name. The creators of Guitar Hero Harmonix have the game engine and the experience behind Rock Band.
Guitar Hero will be good, But Rock Band is going to be GREAT! Might have to throw a kegger at my place just to see the magic happen...And to see how sturdy the drums truly are, LOL
next gen is WIRELESS
Effing SWEET. I was ready for $200 but this means day one purchase for me. Awesome news.
@Syko 360 - thanks I didn't know about the AA battery thing, I thought it just charged via USB. I suppose I could get a set of those new USBcell batteries.
havent seen them before, gotta get me some (expensive being a tech head).
edit: £11 a set of pixmania =) already ordered!
yeah man. The 360 is so real with it's wires on the guitar ;-)
so last gen
dude...........wtf is your avatar?
once again The Mart will not give ps3 a freakin ounce of credit...you are so damn biased it is comical. Did sony hurt you in some way, did one of there electronic devices fall on your head when you were a snot nosed baby? Wireless is better, you get more mobility, not having to worry if the cable becomes disconnected. What a tool you are.
It is cheaper than most people thought. What is pretty funny is that Halo 3 legendary edition is only $40 cheaper.
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