No More RBN dlc for the Wii! Discuss!

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  • SpriteSprite Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    I have bought a decent share of DLC and I'm sad to see it go, though I too was suprised to see it show up. I will miss the opportunity to get the 8 songs on the entire list that never got ported as well as the the pac-man fever song that was expected. Maybe in another 6 months they'll have another decent collection of marketable songs to make it worth their wild.
  • wrestlefan2wrestlefan2 Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Incondicional06;4257012 said:
    Harmonix. I used to defend you when it came to Wii owners complaining. Now you really pissed me off. what's next? us not being able to download anything period? Maybe the demand was low because of the choices of songs you gave us. I personally was waiting for 7 songs that had already been available on the 360 to come for the Wii but no...now i cant get anything. Soon, I will realize that I will have thrown money into a black future. Maybe in this future you will stop releasing games for the Wii. I wouldnt be surprised. Are you trying to force us to change consoles? or are you trying to little by little lose your wii audience so you dont have to invest on the wii console anymore?

    I know you guys gotta take care of your business, but you guys are really hurting us. Im really dissapointed now as well as my friends that i currently play with. please realize that this will cause people to stop investing on the wii downloads, maybe to the point that you will again have to make a decision and stop wii dlc...

    Harmonix, at least do one last thing for us please. gives us another week, maybe not next week. but use a poll and ask wii users which songs they plan to buy before you completely shut down the store. please, im begging you. us wii owners will give responses to this poll and tell you exactly what songs we want. since you say that the demand is low this shouldnt be a long list. at the end you can just give us one last week of rbn songs that were requested by most. please, do this last one effort. im begging us Harmonix. If you guys feel any compassion, then do us this last favor. The hardcore wii community may be small, but we love your game just as much as any other hardcore game on 360 or ps3. we deserve one last treat. Thank you.

    I have to agree on this one. Poll us and then release the top 20 or 30 songs on the list that the Wii users want and then see how much money you make from that week.

    I'm sure you will see (if you do this) that getting rid of the RBN on the WII is a VERY BAD move. I just wish you would have put of the songs I wanted most on the WII RBN before you decided to close it.

    Like to poster I quoted stated, not I will never be able to get the songs I was looking forward to getting one day.
  • Dylan619Dylan619 Unsigned
    edited January 2011
    This is a good thing, now HMX can focus on the main dlc so we dont get a three pack or one song for a week
  • JohnnyRhythmJohnnyRhythm Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Dylan619;4257022 said:
    This is a good thing, now HMX can focus on the main dlc so we dont get a three pack or one song for a week

    I was thinking the same thing, still sucks for the rockers on the wii though
  • IBKIBKIBKIBK Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Casto21;4257011 said:
    Do you really think HMX looks at one day sales to make this decision. They have months of data they used to make this call. How is this hard to understand?

    Months of data, do you really read? Rbn is being in wii only for a couple of months, and with delays ALL the weeks. Where the hell is your data?
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    Dylan619;4257022 said:
    This is a good thing, now HMX can focus on the main dlc so we dont get a three pack or one song for a week

    Well, that's just a tad selfish.

    Sucks for you Wii owners. Really does. Don't mean to rub it in or anything, but I'm super glad I own all 3 consoles. You guys should really think about investing :)
  • jwebb1970jwebb1970 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    Being that I have only ever DL-ed 2 RBN tracks (Flight of the Conchords) and have had zero interest in the other offereings sent to the Wii so far....not losing sleep over this.

    But also considering that those 2 tracks are part of a much larger 500 track Library...umm....don't **** with regular Wii DLC, HMX!!!!! This is one of your most regular Wii DLC customers talking here!
  • jwebb1970jwebb1970 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    IBKIBK;4257034 said:
    Months of data, do you really read? Rbn is being in wii only for a couple of months, and with delays ALL the weeks. Where the hell is your data?

    RBN tracks for Wii started popping up during RB2 - it's been more than a couple of months.
  • JohnnyRhythmJohnnyRhythm Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    IBKIBK;4257034 said:
    Months of data, do you really read? Rbn is being in wii only for a couple of months, and with delays ALL the weeks. Where the hell is your data?

    last time i checked a couple of months is still means months
  • ludist210ludist210 Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    SeymourDuncan17;4257038 said:
    Well, that's just a tad selfish.

    Sucks for you Wii owners. Really does. Don't mean to rub it in or anything, but I'm super glad I own all 3 consoles. You guys should really think about investing :)
    Some of us Wii owners don't have the money or time to invest in a second or third console.
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    ludist210;4257069 said:
    Some of us Wii owners don't have the money or time to invest in a second or third console.
    Can't Wii owners "save up" like the rest of us?
  • ludist210ludist210 Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    SeymourDuncan17;4257077 said:
    Can't Wii owners "save up" like the rest of us?
    I could save money, but that's not the issue. I could go buy a PS3 and 360 right now if I really wanted to. It's time. I don't have it, and I don't see myself getting much more in the near future.
  • Casto21Casto21 Rock and Roll Statistician
    edited January 2011
    IBKIBK;4257034 said:
    Months of data, do you really read? Rbn is being in wii only for a couple of months, and with delays ALL the weeks. Where the hell is your data?

    Ha, this is awesome. You ask me if I read then say there is not months of data because it has only been around for months. Hilarious.

    FYI: It has now been around for 4 Months. http://www.rockbandaide.com/8122/ps3-and-wii-rbn-dlc-for-914/

    That is plenty of time to gather and analyze data. As we see with the sales rankings of songs on 360 (the only one who gives any sort or ranking/numbers), tracks lose a significant amount of momentum after being out for a month. And in this case HMX has 100+? songs that have been available to the Wii for over a month. I'm sure they did their due diligence. It's simple, had it been profitable they would continue to release them. Wish it wasn't the case (I have a brother I have been trying to get to download RBN songs on Wii for months and he finally did at xmas and found a bunch of songs he liked) but it is.
  • bigmfbigmf Tiny Hulk Smash!
    edited January 2011
    "Buck up and Console Hunt" is not a useful solution. With all the DLC, instruments and other assorted equipment, it could be up to $1000 for someone to get only what they already have on the Wii (only with a little nicer graphics and sound options).

    Spending a great big wad of money to end up no further ahead isn't a realistic solution.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    Sorry to hear about this, Wii owners. Perhaps HMX could have done a poll to transfer x amount of songs people wanted, but may have taken them too long with the amount of tracks there are.

    It is always sad to see things taken away, even if it does not affect you directly.
  • Pitch-BlackPitch-Black Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    I feel for you Rock Band Wii players. I know I'd be pretty ticked if I were you, too. I doubt, though, that HMX is pleased about having to make the decision. I think they tried very hard to make it work; but from my position as an outside observer it seems like trying to make it all work with Nintendo just added up to a big headache. Then if sales were lack-luster on top of it, it's hard to blame HMX for this decision; they are a business after all. I know you guys hate to hear "blame Nintendo", but are the mentioned delays HMX's fault or Nintendos'? My guess is Nintendo.
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    bigmf;4257090 said:
    "Buck up and Console Hunt" is not a useful solution. With all the DLC, instruments and other assorted equipment, it could be up to $1000 for someone to get only what they already have on the Wii (only with a little nicer graphics and sound options).

    Spending a great big wad of money to end up no further ahead isn't a realistic solution.
    Well, having all the advantages of RB isn't the only plus with a 360/PS3, ya know.

    Just saying as all.
  • ludist210ludist210 Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    Pitch-Black;4257095 said:
    I feel for you Rock Band Wii players. I know I'd be pretty ticked if I were you, too. I doubt, though, that HMX is pleased about having to make the decision. I think they tried very hard to make it work; but from my position as an outside observer it seems like trying to make it all work with Nintendo just added up to a big headache. Then if sales were lack-luster on top of it, it's hard to blame HMX for this decision; they are a business after all. I know you guys hate to hear "blame Nintendo", but are the mentioned delays HMX's fault or Nintendos'? My guess is Nintendo.
    Like I said in my first post, I agree. I'm a self-proclaimed Nintendo fanboy, but I've been highly critical of their online system since it launched with Mario Kart DS. Aside from a few games that get it right (Monster Hunter Tri is a great example), it's awful and I hope they realize this and fix it before their next console (the 3DS) launches.
  • raynebcraynebc Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    IBKIBK;4256962 said:
    Wii has sold more copies of the game than PS3, harmonix simply doesn't care.
    significant amount of work? Are they working for free or are they lazy?

    Maybe it's the time to stop supporting harmonix.
    Did you even read the explanation why this is happening? RBN isn't selling well on the Wii.
  • aggiesrul8aggiesrul8 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    Man, this is a brutal kick to the groin for Wii players. I was wondering if this would happen to the PS3 and Wii at some point. The 'extra' work requird to port these to the other systems is overhead that doesn't necessarily need to be in place, but... this sucks, plain and simple.
  • raynebcraynebc Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    And I didn't see this mentioned yet in this thread, but the original Harmonix staff do not own the company, and they don't call all the shots. There's a good chance that the current owner made the decision to stop new Wii RBN content in order to improve profit.
  • bjyaritzbjyaritz Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    I could care less. I thought people only bought the Wii for the Wii-fit game. When I bought my X-box, I bought it for 3 reasons....

    1. More memory for Rock Band tracks
    2. Halo
    3. Call of Duty

    Sorry Wii owners, buy American next time.
  • jwebb1970jwebb1970 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    This would only be a problem for me if they stated TAKING AWAY songs from the Wii Store. Of the 417 -odd tracks NOT part of RB3's disc tracks in my library, only 2 came from RBN - both being FLight of the Conchords tunes.
  • jwebb1970jwebb1970 Road Warrior
    edited January 2011
    bjyaritz;4257133 said:
    I could care less. I thought people only bought the Wii for the Wii-fit game. When I bought my X-box, I bought it for 3 reasons....

    1. More memory for Rock Band tracks
    2. Halo
    3. Call of Duty

    Sorry Wii owners, buy American next time.
    Granted, your 360 - just like my Wii & someone's else's PS3 - were all made in China.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited January 2011
    IBKIBK;4257034 said:
    Months of data, do you really read? Rbn is being in wii only for a couple of months, and with delays ALL the weeks. Where the hell is your data?

    IBKIBK, you were told by Der Lex in the other thread that the delay was only for European Wii owners. American Wii owners have not seen delays of RBN tarcks, and, for better or worse, it's American owners that would have bought the most tracks anyway.

    Respectfully, please stop trying to skew the perspective.
  • mec_osmec_os Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    i think most of the songs i've bought are rbn or close to half. not sure. bu i really don't think it's because wii is family friendly. it's more like it was a bit unclear as to what rbn games were.

    i didn't know for the longest time and i didn't read about it. i assumed they were songs submitted and charted by users (because i read somewhere "submit your own tracks") or songs you only play online because of the word network in the title, so i was not interested in it.

    then i finally understood how it worked and found some music i liked. anyway, i think it just needs to be more clear what it is. i think a lot of us expected half assed charted songs by fans or limited to online play songs.
  • BreVikingBreViking Unsigned
    edited January 2011
    Actually, I'm an American owner and there have been quite a few weeks where RBN was delayed, or showed up in the store with "unavailable" next to the title. In fact, you can almost never count on the RBN stuff to be perfectly on time. Just sayin'.
  • Ruz-ElRuz-El Rising Star
    edited January 2011
    It sucks, but if that's what the free market says, then so be it. I don;t expect Harmonix to flush money down the toilet to support a format at a loss.

    I hope the PS3 is better at sustaining, I really want that Ween track. :(
  • GuyOneGuyOne Opening Act
    edited January 2011
    I am furious. Sure, if RBN is at a loss on the Wii there is nothing that can be done at all. HMX cannot eat the losses to please a few fans. I also knew it wasn't doing so well. I don't know if there is a actual place to see the top selling tracks for Wii Rock Band DLC but just by looking at the online scoreboards I knew there was something wrong. Some of the bands only had 3-4 in the drums. Ouch.

    What really ticks me off is that now I will be missing out on Devin Townsend. I cannot afford another console and my wife and daughter have too much fun with the other Wii games to trade for 360. I used to be so excited for Friday's DLC/RBN announcements and spent at least 1,000 points a Tuesday on new tracks (mostly RBN metal).

    Even if they reduced that from 10 tracks to 2-3 would be fine. For example one metal song and two from other genres.

    On the bright side every week has offered fantastic tracks but without new Amberian Dawn every week and all the other unknown songs (that turned out to be great) I am not really looking forward to turning on RB3 anymore. And Devin Townsend missing? HMX better pull through with some wicked good DLC to make up for this gigantic loss for the Wii crowd because once these RBN tracks become "available" in store (nom nom nom... for example) and I purchase them I probably won't be putting my credit card information into the Wii Store again.

    RB3's launch was awesome for me and suddenly the rug was pulled from under my feet.
  • folkeyefolkeye Headliner
    edited January 2011
    I am sorry for the Wii players. That's a real bummer :(

    Is there actual 'accurate' sales figures across the systems to see what's going on?
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