Rock Band bundle cheaper than you thought, PS2 version drops this year

Despite the lack of an official announcement, we’ve known for quite some time now that we’d be able to purchase a Rock Band bundle of some sort this holiday. The bundle (which has appeared on just about every single retailers release list, yet never confirmed) was said to come with one guitar controller, one set of drums, and one USB mic, all for $199.99. Put $30 back into your piggy bank folks — the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 bundles have been confirmed for a November 23 release by MTV’s Multiplayer blog, and will cost $169.99.

Additionally, those who haven’t been willing to hop into next-gen territory can rest easy, as the recently announced PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band also ships this year. PS2 owners can save themselves some loot and pick up their bundle for $159.99. Of course, this comes with at the loss of “weekly” downloadable content, one of Rock Band’s strongest selling points versus its competition.

It’s also been confirmed that the PS2 and PS3 versions of the bundle will indeed ship with a wireless guitar controller, while the Xbox 360 version will ship with a wired version. Wireless 360 guitars will not be available at launch, and there’s no official word yet as to why, but they should be available at a later date.


Nick Chester