Rock Band, Guitar Hero drive digital song sales

In the two months since MTV Networks and Harmonix released the music-based videogame "Rock Band," players have purchased and downloaded more than 2.5 million additional songs made available after the game's initial distribution. Activision, meanwhile, said it has sold more than 5 million new songs via download for "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" since it began adding downloadable content in early November.

By comparison, it took wireless operator Sprint four months to sell 1 million songs on its over-the-air full-song download service. While new digital music services competing with iTunes and free peer-to-peer services have struggled to convince music fans to pay $1 for a single, downloadable tracks for games like "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" are flying off the digital shelves.

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EZCheez4665d ago

We will never see anything to convert your own songs into playable Rock Band tracks. There is too much profit in it.

And seriously, who is surprised by EA being the first to get excited about the possibility to charge customers for more?

Anego Montoya FTMFW4665d ago (Edited 4665d ago )

EA would charge you for instructions if they could.

actually, their instruction books are the WORST.

on NHL08 they don`t even tell you all the moves/commands.

can u believe that?

El_Colombiano4665d ago

One of these days EA is going to claim they Published oxygen and demand everybody that breaths to pay 5 cents for every ounce of air they use and charge an extra 10 cents for any carbon dioxide you exhale.

El_Colombiano4665d ago

It's a shame that the games come half assed...if only they let you convert your own songs and stopped being money hungry. This is why I refuse to support EA in any way possible. And now Activision, except for COD4 of course...Infinity Ward FTW!