RedOctane.com says "deluxe" edition of rhythm game a pretty penny on PS3, 360; PS2 and Wii DE $220; but what does an extra $50 buy?
For months, Guitar Hero: World Tour has been at the top of many gamers' shopping lists. When it was revealed in May, the game leapfrogged its rival rhythm franchise, Rock Band, by introducing song composition and sharing, as well as out-of-the-box cymbal controllers with its drum set.
Today, Activision-owned RedOctane priced the "deluxe version" at $239.99 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of the game, with the PlayStation 2 and Wii DE iterations ringing up at a moderately less pricey $219.99. This edition of the game includes the game software, a USB microphone, a five-pad drum kit with kick pedal, guitar and drum wireless receivers, two drumsticks, a Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar faceplate, a sticker pack, a guitar strap, a T-shirt (XL only), a dual recharge kit, a dual "gig bag," and a Guitar Hero keychain.
Given that the regular edition of the game costs just $189.99, the obvious question is--what exactly does the extra $50 buy? According to an Activision rep, not much. When asked what the difference was between the $239.99 edition of World Tour and the $189.99 standard-issue game, reps for RedOctane directed GameSpot to the Bestbuy.com product page, which lists only the game, faceplate, guitar, drum kit, and microphone as being in the bundle.
RedOctane.com lists Guitar Hero: World Tour as being available also in a deluxe guitar-only bundle for $109.99 for the PS3, 360, and Wii, with a PS2 variant costing $99.99. Ironically, the respective regular editions of the guitar-only bundle--which include the faceplate, sticker pack, and guitar strap--ring up at just $99.99 and $89.99. By that metric, the Deluxe Edition of the game is charging customers $40 for the recharge kit, gig bag, T-shirt, and keychain.
god this is gay why do we have to have an amazing game season now when no ones got cash seriously with deadspace, saints row 2, far cry 2, fable 2, gears 2 fall out 3, silent hill, little big world and guitar hero?!?! i mean come on more than half a grand! for all that. this game better be worth it n better have compatibility with instruments from other games like previous guitar heros and rockband
wait when i reserved it for the wii they told me that it was $202 and the gamestop website say $189.99 what the hell is goin on
So you came on a message board talking about these games, most of who are balancing which one to buy. Just to say they blow. Why were you here at all?
Commenting on the "Franchising Milking" Both the regular editions of Rock Band 2 "Special Edition," and World Tour "Deluxe Edition" cost $190, and $240 (rounded,) respectively on Gamestop. "Regular Edition" World Tour costs $190 (Rounded.)However, as you may remember the 360 battery charger cost $30 dollars on its own. So if Activision, charges the same, you so far are only unfairly paying $20 extra dollars. It will probably be sold separately eventually as well. I could care less about Faceplates, but it's in there, and it might be cool. Faceplates on there on own cost between $10-20. Lets be generous and assume they would sell it for $10 separately. Now you are unfairly paying an extra $10 dollars. The XL T-shirt, would likely sell separately for between $5-10, if they do. Being again generous we will say $5. Now you are unfairly paying an extra $5. The gig bag if sold separately would probably be on the Gamestop Wall/Site for somewhere between $10-30. Let's now be very generous and assume $10 retail. Now you are fairly spending $-5. Throw in the $1.99 key chain, and it's $-6.99. The important parts will be sold separately sometime. But if you want everything that is in the bundle you would be saving my estimate of $-6.99 retail. Remembering that was based on the most generous possible retail prices. So comparatively you aren't getting gypped based on other retail prices. I would also like to point out that the Rock Band 2 set includes: a "Cymbal Expansion Port," either you could be using a World Tour Set, or purchasing a $20 add on later. If you want the extra stuff, in today's retail market it's a fair price. And besides Guitar Hero has the right to exist. Rock Band blatantly copied the concept, and added in a bunch more stuff. One Rock Band 2 and World Tour have both been out for awhile. World Tour, will again do everything better.
how about something we would actually enjoy/want like another guitar with it or more cymbals for the drums
everyones complaining....lol. theyre not asking you to buy it people. do they ask you to buy the $140 Dead Space kit? or the $130 Gears of War 2 kit? come on here.
Wow $240! That's the affect of inflation! Anyway, at least they still have the $190 bundle. It still seems inflated, but that's much more reasonable. I doubt I will be buying the game any time soon. I don't have Rock Band (or RB2) because I wouldn't play these games enough to justify that price. Maybe when they release the next game and these instruments become second hand items at the used games store?
What ever happened to playing real instruments? Oh that would actually require some work and thought process...
Wow... that key-chain sounds awesome. Also the t-shirt being XL only... are they trying to imply something about the gamers? hmmm... I find that highly offensive.
I could make my own keychain, get a company to print out a custom T-Shirt (to my size, no less), buy my own backpack and recharger and STILL pay less money than what they're asking for. Were the marketing guys drunk or something?
Worst bundle ever. What a waste of time. How about you do everybody a favor and bring out a $250 bundle that has two guitars (one looks like a lead guitar, the other like a bass), the drum set with a second bass pedal, the microphone, and some sort of multi-bag carry set for all of it. That would be the **** and I would buy that no questions asked.
According to the RedOctane website, the only extras are the T-Shirt (exclusive), dual recharge kit ($25), dual gig bag ($25), and keychain ($5). So, a waste of money to begin with and still a waste of money considering you could go buy a Wii after sales tax on the DE.
WTF!! It's way over priced in the first place, and then they add like 3 things and price it at 40 dollars more? That's just lame.
lmao this is garbage... btw who's gonna need the keychain when people gotta sell their dam car to buy this nonsense... im with dmjake... buy some real games this fall
For the extra 50 bucks you can buy Rock Band 2 (game only). since the instruments are cross-compatible, you get +- double the number of songs for the extra 50. Much better value!
I am tired of the limited editions that don't anything worthwhile. I was already going to cancel my preorder for the guitar and game only pack, and this doesn't make me want to go out and get the game. With Fable and Fallout just a couple days from this I will be busy anyways. And with Rockband 2, with all my Rockband 1 tracks and 35 or so downloaded tracks, all for less than this bundle costs you can count me out.
might as well buy the normal band set, instead of paying 50 bucks extra for a T-Shirt and gig bag and crap.
Why are they doing a guitar/game bundle and not a drum kit/game bundle? That's all I really want, none of this XL t-shirt crap.
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