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NPD Fallout: Rock Band Proves its Worth But Makes Three Critical Errors

1UP - Patrick Klepek, 12/19/2007:

No one expected Rock Band to outsell Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock this holiday season. As it turned out, Rock Band performed surprisingly well in its first few weeks on the market, according to the NPD Group. However, it's clear that Rock Band was rushed to market, making three critical errors on its way out the door.

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solar3595d ago

i might pick up rockband for the ps3. its a lot easier for me to see the notes and i actually liked the RB guitar. nice and quiet and felt better, on the hole.

Kyur4ThePain3595d ago

You shouldn't put the guitar in your hole.

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deathtok3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

This game is a lot of fun, I don't necessarily agree with this article though. Rock Band wasn't meant to be purchased with individual accessories, those SKUs will come in time. The game was building a new franchise from the ground up, the only introduction to that should be the way it's meant to be played... with all accessories packaged together.

Adamalicious3595d ago

Rock Band pwns. Everyone should get it!

harv0523595d ago

I'll say 4 critical errors...the fourth being not releasing the game in Canada at the same time...

Torch3595d ago

What I was thinking.

;)

hektop3595d ago

They should have noticed that the guitar was not compatible with Guitar Hero in the PS3 and announce it and not mislead the customers about it, even though Activision is the biggest pain for not helping out an blocking the patch, it should have been something that RB should have addressed or shipped with 2 guitars, if someone is payin 170, I think they would have gone for th extra bucks.

By the way, if someone from Activision reads this, your company needs to start taking care of us the customers, because without us, you have no business. Will see how GH4 sales go next time around, we do´`t forget and we don`t stop telling the people we know or read the gamers forums.

Adamalicious3595d ago

Yeah - I kinda expected they wouldn't be compatible. Harmonix kept saying "if they use our standard then it will work". I don't know if Activision would have to pay to license that code from Harmonix or what, but it's safe to say that they didn't use it intentionally. I don't know what their problem is with letting Harmonix release the patch - maybe it has something to do with Rock Band making Guitar Hero look decidedly "last gen".

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