why are rock band downloadable songs so expensive?

jeezlouise123jeezlouise123 Unsigned
edited January 2012 in Rock Band
just wondering

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  • ZemanatorZemanator Rising Star
    edited January 2012
    because you have no money.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited January 2012
    jeezlouise123;4601535 said:
    why are rock band downloadable songs so expensive?
    Compared to... ?
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    Zemanator;4601545 said:
    because you have no money.

    Basically.

    2 bucks is a fair as hell price for what you get.
  • edited January 2012
    Because they're not free to license or produce. $0.99 - $1.29 will get you an average song on iTunes, $2 gets you a song you can play on 4 difficulty levels on 5 different instruments in a variety of game modes.
  • lvmathemagicianlvmathemagician Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    Rocksmith charges $3.00. Compared to that, RB DLC is a bargain.
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited January 2012
    Why would $1 or $2 be expensive?

    Wait, why am I feeding the troll again? Gotta stop doing that.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited January 2012
    This podcast details the DLC creation process. That should do a pretty good job of answering your question.
  • tnevakertnevaker Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    DLC is not very expensive when you consider the time and effort that goes into it.
    but it sure does add up.
  • A New Pyro FoolA New Pyro Fool Forum Comedian
    edited January 2012
    Rocksmith's tracks are 240/$2.99 a piece. You should be grateful.
  • frankummsfrankumms Opening Act
    edited January 2012
    As compared to Dance central? whos tracks are like twice that of Rock Band?

    and all you do is DANCE!?!?!

    1-2 bucks is a sweet deal for a song.
  • skyp1eskyp1e Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    This thread has GNF all over it and he fails to respond. I guess it's low hanging fruit for the forum curmudgeon.
  • XzalorXzalor Rising Star
    edited January 2012
    . . . . Your paying 71 cents more for a song than on iTunes or Zune or Amazon.
    Oh no! So expensive!! ._.
  • Hippie403Hippie403 Opening Act
    edited January 2012
    Well I think the price we pay in Australia on PS3 is a bit high.

    $2.45 AUD for a song $1.30 AUD for a pro guitar upgrade.

    Since I usually only by songs with Pro guitar I'm paying $3.75 AUD per song.

    Currently $1 AUD is buying $1.03 USD.

    So it's costing me $3.86 USD per pro guitar song.
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited January 2012
    A New Pyro Fool;4601608 said:
    Rocksmith's tracks are 240/$2.99 a piece. You should be grateful.

    So? You pay a dollar extra for the pro upgrades if you were to compare Rocksmith's DLC, and considering Rocksmith is so much better of a learning engine and actually more enjoyable than Rock Band's...
  • LiveHomeVideoLiveHomeVideo Trying too hard
    edited January 2012
    skyp1e;4601696 said:
    This thread has GNF all over it and he fails to respond. I guess it's low hanging fruit for the forum curmudgeon.

    That's been a fad here recently, hasn't it? People making alt accounts just to troll.
  • c-murphc-murph Rising Star
    edited January 2012
    jeezlouise123;4601535 said:
    just wondering

    If you want them bad enough you'll find the money for them. You can always try getting a job. Kinda helps.
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    FlyGuyLXI;4601716 said:
    So? You pay a dollar extra for the pro upgrades if you were to compare Rocksmith's DLC, and considering Rocksmith is so much better of a learning engine and actually more enjoyable than Rock Band's...

    Arguably.

    But what do you get with those 3 dollar tracks? Lead and rhythm guitar, right?

    For RB you get Pro Guitar/Bass, Pro/Regular Keys, drums, guitar, bass and vocals/harmonies.
  • raynebcraynebc Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    FlyGuyLXI;4601716 said:
    So? You pay a dollar extra for the pro upgrades if you were to compare Rocksmith's DLC, and considering Rocksmith is so much better of a learning engine and actually more enjoyable than Rock Band's...

    I still consider Rock Band more fun than Rocksmith by far. Also, Rock Band's $3 for upgraded RB3 DLC gives much more content for the cost.
  • tdc002tdc002 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    $2 is expensive? The average song on iTunes these days costs like $1.29. This is a song you can listen to AND play! Plus, as others have said, Rocksmith and Dance Central charge $3 per track.

    What I don't get is all the no name metal bands on RBN that charge $2 a track. I'm sure they'd sell more just out of curiosity if they only charged $1.
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited January 2012
    LiveHomeVideo;4601719 said:
    That's been a fad here recently, hasn't it? People making alt accounts just to troll.

    It's funny though.
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited January 2012
    tdc002;4601754 said:
    What I don't get is all the no name metal bands on RBN that charge $2 a track. I'm sure they'd sell more just out of curiosity if they only charged $1.

    More, yes. But twice as much, so as to equal the same amount of money garnered? There's no way of knowing that. If only half again more people (ie. the "curious ones") purchased the track, they'd still make less money.

    1000 x $2 = $2000
    1500 x $1 = $1500
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited January 2012
    Catch-22;4601542 said:
    *slowclap*
    God, I am so sad I missed this thread.
  • dabrry0523dabrry0523 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    GNFfhqwhgads;4601800 said:
    God, I am so sad I missed this thread.

    really???? I figured you would create a whole new ball of fun with this one what a shame.........
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited January 2012
    SeymourDuncan17;4601741 said:
    Arguably.

    But what do you get with those 3 dollar tracks? Lead and rhythm guitar, right?

    For RB you get Pro Guitar/Bass, Pro/Regular Keys, drums, guitar, bass and vocals/harmonies.

    I don't do drums, bass or vocals, so that's not much of a loss on my part.
  • jeezlouise123jeezlouise123 Unsigned
    edited January 2012
    look i'm not a troll i was just wondering dammit
  • jeezlouise123jeezlouise123 Unsigned
    edited January 2012
    that is true
    Zemanator;4601545 said:
    because you have no money.
  • jeezlouise123jeezlouise123 Unsigned
    edited January 2012
    look I just don't spend much time on this kind of thing
  • SeymourDuncan17SeymourDuncan17 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    FlyGuyLXI;4601876 said:
    I don't do drums, bass or vocals, so that's not much of a loss on my part.

    There's no denying you get more with a 3 dollar RB track than you do with a 3 dollar RS track though.
    jeezlouise123;4601894 said:
    look I just don't spend much time on this kind of thing

    We noticed ;)

    It honestly doesn't take too much to see how it would cost 2 bucks a track.
  • jeezlouise123jeezlouise123 Unsigned
    edited January 2012
    i meant on the website
  • Catch-22Catch-22 Road Warrior
    edited January 2012
    We know. Still doesn't change the fact that it's obvious why the songs cost more given how much work goes into them compared to an MP3.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2012
    If you view each downloaded song as a small game in and of itself (hell, I've probably spent more time playing "Just Like Heaven" in RB3 than I have spent playing entire video games, RPGs included) than the price seems totally negligible.
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