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Old 05-23-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Rock Band Version of Motley Crue Song Outsells iTunes Version 5:1

We all know that music titles like Rock Band and Guitar Hero have opened up a whole new avenue in music sales, but we're just starting understand just how big they can get.

Last month Motley Crue announced that they would be making the first track off of their upcoming album, Saints of Los Angeles, available for digital download via stores like iTunes and Amazon as well as through Rock Band. According to Reuters the first week the track was available it sold 10,000 copies as a digital download. During that same period it sold 47,000 copies through Rock Band just on the Xbox 360 (numbers for PS3 versions of the song are unavailable)

Source - Maxconsole.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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Very intresting... it would be intresting if you could buy the track on these type of games and say get a code that lets you get an mp3 of the song. Or buy a single and get a code for a game track... Linking the 2 could be a lot of fun, i don't buy singles ever but if a band i like was putting out a single that doubled up as a track for one of these games i'd be much more likely to buy it... well if i had any of those games which i don't at the moment
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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Lack of PS3 numbers is probably because the PS3 release was delayed due to the PSN Store revamp. So the PS3 sold 0 copies during that time.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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So...those who snagged it for Rock Band discovered how bad it sucked and never bothered to buy it in any other non-console format.

At least that was the case with me.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Lack of PS3 numbers is probably because the PS3 release was delayed due to the PSN Store revamp. So the PS3 sold 0 copies during that time.
The PS3 online store wasn't down when this song launched. It came out on Tuesday on 360 and Thursday on PS3.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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The PS3 online store wasn't down when this song launched. It came out on Tuesday on 360 and Thursday on PS3.
4/15 on 360, 4/24 PS3.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:30 PM   #7
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i'm guessing because people were thinking "well the song sucks, but at least i can jam along with it in the game". people crave content!
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:35 PM   #8
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I was actually really tempted to grab this on rock band, it didn't sound too bad, and I have no experience with MC's "sound" to know if it's a change or not from their previous work.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:27 AM   #9
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Jesus, are you guys that addicted to Rock Band that you'll buy new Motley Crue tracks? It might be time for therapy...
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:09 AM   #10
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4/15 on 360, 4/24 PS3.
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/04/17/...or-april-17th/

4/17 PS3.

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Actually you're right, it did launch on the 24th due to submission problems within Sony. Joystiq had the wrong date.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:33 AM   #11
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I'm going to guess that a lot of the people who do like it are just waiting for the full album release.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #12
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I was actually really tempted to grab this on rock band, it didn't sound too bad, and I have no experience with MC's "sound" to know if it's a change or not from their previous work.
To me, it sounds more like their glory days circa Doctor Feelgood, aka the high moment of hair metal.
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The fact that it was 1/2 the price of other Rock Band songs certainly helped.
That was the reason I bought it, and I only have bought 4 other songs.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:24 AM   #14
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Maybe it is because people who buy it on iTunes actually want to listen to it (which means its good) vs. playing it. I enjoy playing songs on Rock Band that I actually would never buy to simply listen to.
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