Shack PSA: Rock Band Bundles Drop in Price

By Chris Faylor, Nov 13, 2008 10:52am PST With Rock Band 2 hitting store shelves, developer Harmonix and owner MTV Games have dropped the price of the Special Edition bundle for the original Rock Band, which pack a guitar, microphone and drum kit, along with the multi-instrument music game.

As of today, prices for the Rock Band Special Edition in the US are as follows:

  • PlayStation 2 / Wii: Now $100, Was $160/$170
  • Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3: Now $140, Was $170

All Rock Band Special Editions come with a wired drum kit. While the PS2, Wii and PS3 bundles come with a wireless guitar, the Xbox 360 package includes a wired model.

Instruments from the original Rock Band are compatible with Rock Band 2 for their respective platforms, with owners of the PS3 and Xbox 360 original able to export 55 of the 58 songs from the first Rock Band into the sequel for $5.

The PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band hit last fall, with the Wii version arriving earlier this summer. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Rock Band 2 are already at retailers, with the PS2 and Wii editions due this year.

Rock Band 2 Special Edition bundles sell for $190, packing updated wireless drums and guitars, a wired microphone and, of course, the sequel itself.

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