NEWS - Tuesday, May 10, 2011


100 Million Songs Downloaded for Rock Band

Harmonix has no plans to release Rock Band 4 in 2011 but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be bringing in revenue throughout the year. Besides sales of its games, the digital side of the developer’s business continues to do quite well.
 "We recently hit a significant milestone; more than 100 million songs have been downloaded for Rock Band. It’s amazing," said Harmonix’s Chris Rigopulos in an interview with Game Informer. "On behalf of Harmonix, I should probably take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all of our fans who have propelled us to these heights and to all of the artists whose music lies at the heart of the Rock Band experience."
 
Those 100 million downloads are comprised of the more than 2,700 tracks (from around 900 artists) that have been released since Harmonix started offering DLC in 2007. More than 5 million individual accounts have downloaded at least one song and a fairly large number of people continue to play the game each month. "With all of the negative press around the band genre, you might be surprised to learn that we still see more than a million unique users log on each month to play Rock Band and to pick up new music -- and it’s not the same million players each month," he explained. He later added that Xbox 360 players buy the most content, although "behavior of 360 and PS3 users is pretty similar." That’s attributed to the Rock Band Network’s full catalog of songs which is only found on Xbox Live.
 
Having completely split from MTV, Harmonix doesn’t expect there to be any noticeable changes to its approach with selecting new music to release as DLC. "Well, I doubt you will see any more SpongeBob SquarePants packs," Rigopulos added. Upcoming songs include new tracks from the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, and Ozzy Osbourne.
 
"We’ve seen an unexpected spike in new users picking up Rock Band in the past months," he said. "We know there are a good number of Guitar Hero fans who were not ready to pack it in, and because their instruments are compatible, it seems like many of them are crossing over to Rock Band. We’re excited to welcome anyone into our community who is passionate about rhythm gaming and we hope that they’re excited about the depth of the Rock Band catalog."
 
It could also be the game’s new $19.99 price tag bringing new players in. (Even better, Toys R Us has the game for just $9.98 at the moment.) Harmonix seems excited about the game being available for such a low price. As Rigopulos puts it, "A price cut like that has much more compelling economics when you consider that each unit sold represents the potential creation of a new DLC customer."
 
The music game business overall has been in a major decline as of late, as Rigopulos intimated. Activision put the Guitar Hero franchise, Rock Band’s main competitor, on hiatus earlier this year.
 
As for what the future holds, Harmonix recently hinted that it has "significant news" to reveal at E3.


Source: http://www.1up.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 56,030
Forum Posts: 725,947
Xbox One Titles: 4,229
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,290
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,315
Screenshots: 36,325
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News


Dragonslayer Lands in Neverwinter on June 14

Dragonslayer Lands in Neverwinter on June 14The new Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons-inspired module marks the very first time both PC and console players can enjoy new content on the same day, as previous modules for Neverwinter have launched at different times across platforms.



Wayward Strand Launches July 21

Wayward Strand Launches July 21With multiple heartfelt stories playing out at the same time, Wayward Strand allows players to choose from an ocean of experiences - no two playthroughs will be alike.




Fellow Traveller launches Citizen Sleeper

Fellow Traveller launches Citizen SleeperCitizen Sleeper follows the journey of you, a Sleeper, on the run in a stolen body from the interstellar corporation that owns it. After waking on a ruined space station it’ll take intuition, skill and luck to survive until the next cycle.


See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 1810 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
20 Replies, 29430 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 61503 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 74596 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 75460 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 81404 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 84732 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 87601 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 66892 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 119946 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 81637 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 154373 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 112873 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 196688 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 114417 Views

© 2000-2022 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics