Look, if all you have is a PlayStation 2 and you want to play Rock Band, by all means … go for it. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, really. Sure, it’s “gimped” when compared to other versions already on the market — there’s no downloadable content and no character creator, and the multiplayer career mode is somewhat of a joke.
But hey, the core game is still good — buy it! Harmonix and MTV Games really, really want you — or anyone — to buy it. So much so that they’ve dropped the price of the the Rock Band Special Edition bundle to $99.99. Really, that’s a great deal for the game, a guitar controller, drum kit, and a microphone. Note to PlayStation 3 owners: These instruments will also work with the PS3 version of the game.
This special pricing will be available at participating retailers, of which I can confirm
GameStop/EBGames and Wal-Mart only. Has anyone else seen this deal being honored anywhere else?
[Update: It’s been brought to my attention that GameStop/EBGames didn’t get the memo … or they’re hoping consumers didn’t. The retailer is currently selling the bundle for $109.99. My advice? Don’t shop at GameStop if you’re looking to buy Rock Band for the PS2.]
[Update 2: Attention, cheapskates: If you’re looking to save a whopping five dollars, you might want to check out Sam’s Club, who dropped the price of this bundle to $94.56 last week. While you’re there, pick up a fourteen-pound bag of Skittles for me.]