Rock Band – Splits

Something that I hadn’t picked upon this morning was the announcement of the date of one of the most anticipated titles to come out this year.  Thats right, rock band hits UK stores on May 23rd… but that wasn’t the major part of the news.  The major part of the announcement was the pricing.



At retail the instrument Pack will sell for £130 RRP.  And the game, thats right folks you have to buy the game seperately, will be on sale at full RRP.  Which means that you could end up paying £180 in store for the ‘full’ rock band experience.  Now, it would be easy for me to take the usual message board approach of “WTF F**k you EA!!” etc, but I wont (I’ve done it already).

This move is insane.  £180!! What were they thinking!? Didn’t EA learn anything about price when sony shipped the PS3 for $599, there was an outcry!  Plus I dont know who EA has been hiring to do their conversions but $170 (what the full pack sold for in US) does not equal £180, thats the equivalent of $360!!

So what are EA doing!?

Trying to pay for the slew of faulty instruments that they’ve had to replace in the US?  And while we’re on the subject, does that really fill anyone with confidence that a product this expensive has actually had to sell with a warning sticker on the box to say that the objects inside may be faulty.  Then again, maybe they are higher quality instruments and so more expensive, but does that really justify such a gross mark up?

So Maybe EA are still trying to pay for Bioware?  Or Peter Moores Salary?  Whatever it is, does it really justfy the Price of a new Xbox360 or a Wii?



3 Responses to “Rock Band – Splits”

  1. 1 Squirrel
    April 8, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    EA = LOSE

  2. 2 Godslayer UK
    April 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    You wanna know that bad thing though?

    Chances are it’ll sell out easily :S

  3. April 8, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

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I'm Mark Gibson & this is another one of my blogs where you're likely to find musings of daily life, gaming & just plain rambling.

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