How much have you spent on Rock Band songs/DLC? XBox 360 Edition

chexmixhochexmixho Unsigned
edited May 2013 in Rock Band
First of all, I have over 600 songs in my Rock Band library currently so that is rough basis on where I am coming from. Bear with me but I wanted to explain everything in this thread so others can find out how much they spent if they are curious. Also, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I had some free time so I went to my complete XBox 360 download history on, copied the list into Excel and filtered it down to where I only had Rock Band related stuff there. Then, I put in the approximate price I paid for it. I say approximate because I have been downloading songs since around February 2008 and it doesn't say exactly how much I have paid for items so I assumed the general pricing structure (160 points for singles, 440 points for 3-packs, etc). The more recent songs (aka within the past year) I have an idea of how much I paid for them so (I was able to check on I put in more accurate prices.

This list contains:
Song Packs
Singles (all 160 a piece unless it's pre-RB3 songs I got since they have done their "sale" or RBN songs that are 80 points)
Export keys (Rock Band - $5, Rock Band 2 - $10, Green Day Rock Band - $10, Lego Rock Band - $10, AC/DC track pack - free export)
Rock Band Blitz "track pack"

I did not factor in the original cost of the previous disc games I have exported as that seemed separate from the export. I am trying to think if I have missed any other Rock Band song related costs in there. Like I mentioned above, I am not counting the disc costs or any costs of plastic instruments.

I totaled all of that up and it came out to 48760 Microsoft points which using a MSP to $ converter is $609.50! The good news is I have been able to get almost all of my Microsoft points over the past few years through some sort of discount/free so if I had to estimate I have probably spent around $300 on RB DLC. What about you guys?


  • LordFlatusLordFlatus Rising Star
    edited March 2013
    I don't want to know. Particularly if I start tallying up all my instruments, drum upgrades, and such.
  • chexmixhochexmixho Unsigned
    edited March 2013
    LordFlatus wrote: »
    I don't want to know.
    Haha yeah. Before I even started this process, I knew mine was going to be depressing as its a lot of money spent on songs only playable on a video game but decided what the heck. With DLC ending, I thought now is as good of a time as any to see how much I have spent on Rock Band. But, I'm sure others here have A LOT more songs than I do so I am curious to see who has spent the most money on Rock Band (and is willing to admit it in this thread lol).
    LordFlatus wrote: »
    Particularly if I start tallying up all my instruments, drum upgrades, and such.
    What do you mean by drum upgrades? Are you talking about Pro-Guitar/Bass upgrades? If so, interesting you bring that up because that is something I didn't mention in my post. While I do have the Mustang pro guitar, I have not bought any pro upgrades for it as I haven't gotten a chance to really use it yet.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I assume you are talking about upgrades to your actual, physical drum kit.
  • KrystofKrystof Road Warrior
    edited March 2013
    Hardware is in the thousands, but DLC? I don't know, hundreds easily, thousands most likely.

    I don't regret it, gave me fun memories I can't replace. Whatever I bought helped keep Harmonix in business so I think of it as gifts for donating to keep something special alive.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited March 2013
    chexmixho wrote: »
    EDIT: Nevermind. I assume you are talking about upgrades to your actual, physical drum kit.

    He could be talking about RBN 1.0 songs that were re-released with pro-drums? :)
  • Groudon199Groudon199 1 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
    edited March 2013
    Over 850 DLC songs and 275 RBN songs. At least 120k points ($1500).
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    edited March 2013
    It costs over 1000$ to download all my DLC (for 12 seconds)
  • chexmixhochexmixho Unsigned
    edited March 2013
    Game wise, I have bought Rock Band 1-3, Lego Rock Band, Green Day Rock Band, AC/DC Track Pack.

    Hardware wise I currently own Rock Band 2 Drums, Rock Band 3 Pro-Drums triple cymbal expansion, Rock Band 2 (or maybe 3) bass pedal, 2 wired Rock Band microphones, Mustang Pro Guitar bundle w/Red Hot Chili Peppers pro songs, Rock Band 3 keyboard, Rock Band 2 guitar, Guitar Hero World Tour guitar.

    There is no telling how many other guitars and drum sets I have been through. Who knows how much all that cost. A couple hundred perhaps.
  • MysticDwagonMysticDwagon Unsigned
    edited March 2013
    between the games RB1, 2, 3 beetles, lego, GD, blitz, both country packs(cds) , exports of listed games and ACDC live, instruments throughout the years and DLC, upwards of 2.5k and about to throw down another 170 on a pro guitar, double strumbar bass, RB3 keyboard and a midi-pro adapter(to use my real keyboard on since my current RB3 keyboard has a dead key)
    oh, lest not forget, a HD upgrade from 20GB to 120GB on my old 360, a new model 360 when RB3 was released with a 250GB HD.. so all said and done... close to 3 grand all because of harmonix... i hate to love them... but what can you do :p your weekly DLC will be sorely missed guys, but still a lifetime fan of your work
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited March 2013
    Okay, I know I've spent in the thousands on my song count, since I have True Music Fan, bought most DLC on day of release, and exported all my games (and the AC/DC track pack). I don't think I have the time to calculate how much I've spent on songs alone, but I can say that my RB setup has cost me the prettiest penny on the continent.
  • SpidermaniacSpidermaniac Opening Act
    edited March 2013
    For DLC (not counting exports), I have 786 standard DLC and 91 RBN songs, so, About $1600 in DLC.

    For gear and software, I bought everything before price drops and not on sale: Rock Band 1 Special Edition, extra guitar, AC/DC Live pack, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 2 Drums, drum throne, LIPS Mic, Beatles: Rock Band, Lego: Rock Band, Gretsch guitar, Rock Band 3 w/ keyboard bundle, MIDI Adaptor, Fender Squier, cymbals bundle, Rock Band: Blitz. So. . .maybe $2000?

    If I assume and easy number, say $3500, and divide that over 5 years: it's only $700 a year, or about $60 a month, or about $15 a week. Eating at home once a week instead of eating out saves that much money. And for the hours and hours of entertainmnet I've gotten, it seems like a good bargain.
  • Hogan2000Hogan2000 Banned
    edited March 2013
    PS3 180 DLC x 2 dollars a pop dude. $360 HMMMMM. Can someone say spooky?? XBOX 360 dude? $360 spent on DLC???? Spookular!!!!!!! bruther.

    2 rock band guitars dude. $70 bucks a piece dude. $140

    Rock Band drums dude $80 on sale bruther $80

    Rock Band microphone and keyboard dude. $90

    Rock Band 3 brand new bruther $60
    Rock Band 2 brand new bruther $60
    Rock band 1 brand new bruther $50 on sale dude

    Rock Band Beatles brand new $60

    Acdc Rock Band brand new $30

    Wii 40 rock band songs dude. 40 x 2 80 bucks bruther

    two guitars dude $40 a piece.... $80

    Rock Band 2 used $25

    Grand Total of $1175 bruther including hardware, Software and DLC dude.

    The Beatles Rock Band used $35
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited March 2013
    not enough.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited March 2013
    Probably somewhere around $3000 for everything spent on Rock Band related things.

    In reality, it's probably a bit more than that, but I rounded down to make myself feel better.
  • HairlooksgreatHairlooksgreat Opening Act
    edited March 2013
    Afraid to add it up. Pretty sure it's north of $2000. Have to say though, it's been the best entertainment dollar I've ever spent. The spending will also slow down a lot because of my "RB Bunker" and my recent purchase of a soldering iron. Over the course of the next year I'll probably get another 200 songs but Bing will help me defray some of that cost.
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited March 2013
    I really don't want to work it out. I'm terrified to find out the full total, but it was money well spent
  • edited March 2013
    probably about 2000 bucks. So far.
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited March 2013
    Don't have an exact tally for you, but somewhere around $1,500 for Xbox and around $1,000 for Wii. Maybe about $250 for PS2.

  • agentnncagentnnc Road Warrior
    edited March 2013
    Let's do a tally here....

    Rock Band 1 SE: $150???
    Rock Band 2: $60
    Rock band 3: $60
    The Beatles Rock Band: $60
    AC/DC Rock Band: $20
    Green Day Rock Band: $20
    Lego Rock Band: $20
    Total (games) after tax (14%): $444.60

    Extra Hardware: (excluding my GH guitars)
    Rock Band 2 strat: $80
    Midi Pro Adapter x2: $40+$20
    Mustang guitar: $50
    Extra mic+mic stands: ~$60
    eBay RB3 guitars: $300 (no tax)
    Total (hardware) after tax: $585

    Songs exports and DLC
    Exports: RB1, RB2, Blitz, Green Day, Lego: 800*4 + 1200 = 5000 MSP
    I have 292 songs according to DLCquickplay on RB3 - 25 blitz songs = 267 = 42 720 MSP
    Abbey road DLC + all you need is love: 1360 MSP + 160
    SGT pepper DLC: 1080 MSP

    Total MSP: 45 820

    It costs me $23 to buy a 1400 points if we do some math...
    45 820 / 1400 = 32.729 1400 points cards
    32.729 * $23 = $752.75

    Total: (songs/exports) $735.01

    Grand Total:
    Songs/Exports: $752.75
    Games: $444.60
    Hardware: $585

    Total: $1782.35
    Add another $100 for GH guitars

    This is not as bad as I was expecting. Either way, it's worth every penny. While I have a few packs, I don't have any of the bigger ones, so I would say this is a pretty fair estimate.

    I expect the total to go up another $200 before the end of the year (WOOHOO DLC BACKLOG).
  • Groudon199Groudon199 1 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
    edited March 2013
    Might as well post my game/hardware total as well.

    RB1 bundle: $250
    RB2: $60
    LRB: $50
    TB:RB: $60
    RBU+PSP bundle: $200
    RB3+keyboard: $130
    RBB: $30 (bought it on both systems)
    AC/DC pack: $30
    other track packs: $80
    RB1 drumset: $35
    RB3 drumset + cymbals: $200
    RB3 Mustang pro guitar: $95

    Game and bundle total: $890
    Instrument total: $330 (plus about $200 for 3 GH guitars)
  • meck77meck77 Road Warrior
    edited March 2013
    DLC-1200 songs-2000
    accessories,mic stands, cymbal stands,drum sticks etc..-400
    roughly-4600 give or take a few
  • cannedcreamcannedcream Unsigned
    edited April 2013
    For JUST DLC?

    Around... $200.

    ...Yeah, I don't like to think about it much.
  • silverrat23silverrat23 Unsigned
    edited April 2013
    Rock Band 3: $60
    The Beatles Rock Band: $20
    3000 MSP (total): $38.45
    Guitar Hero 5 with guitar: $30
    Pro Keyboard: $40
    Extra USB Microphone: $1
    Logitech Drumkit: $70

    Total: $255.55

    Total number of songs: about 490 with all exports (exc. Green Day) and track packs
  • chexmixhochexmixho Unsigned
    edited May 2013
    Since my original post I have bought a third wired usb mic, and probably 10 or 15 songs of DLC that I skipped/somehow missed bringing my total closer to $650. Anyone else care to share/calculate and share how much they have invested in Rock Band?
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    18900 MS points (DLC + exports + RB3) 190 $ .
    Pack beatles (Drums RB2/Mic/Guitar/Game) : 85
    Pro cymbals : 65
    RB1, RB2, RB track pack 2, RB Green Day , RB Lego all new of course : 60

    It doesnt really count but I buy an xbox only to play RB, I've got a PC for gaming ;): 190 dollars for a 250go

    And "only" 500 songs .... :D But 150 songs that I choose myself , it makes the difference :)

    Silverrat23,, I dont understand ... I spend 14000 MS points in DLC , I did all exports and I've got the same number than you :( :D :D :D

    I think its the track pack ... In Europe, except AC/DC track pack and track pack vol2. nothing more ... :( :( :(
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited May 2013
    I actually kept up with it from day one...

    1089 songs (RB1= 52, RB2 = 90, AC/DC = 18, LEGO = 45, Green Day = 44, RB3 = 83, and 757 downloaded)

    Total: $1342.97

    $50 in 2007
    $342 in 2008
    $411.47 in 2009
    $336.50 in 2010
    $158 in 2011
    $45 in 2012-2013
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    1000 songs ! :D

    I'm asking what's the record of the biggest library on rock band :D

    Maybe the sons of Harmonix developpers :D
  • peterock2007peterock2007 Road Warrior
    edited May 2013
    ilyama999 wrote: »
    1000 songs ! :D

    I'm asking what's the record of the biggest library on rock band :D

    Maybe the sons of Harmonix developpers :D

    Several people have all the songs... Several regular people.

    I've spent money on every possible thing you can spend money on HMX related.
  • ilyama999ilyama999 Opening Act
    edited May 2013
    More than 6000 dollars of rock band songs on this forum?

    It must be awesome to have that ... The dream ... :)

    With 1000 songs, I think I can have all the songs that I love to listen in "real life"...
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited May 2013
    I've spent roughly just $170. I buy secondhand a LOT.

    Also all of my instruments were either gifts or mooched off of others
  • TheHundredDollarHeadacheTheHundredDollarHeadache Pedantic Broken Record
    edited May 2013
    I didn't really keep track.

    $120 for the Mustang, $130? for RB3+keys, $100 on Beatles, $30 on cymbals, $20 each for RB2 and Lego, can't remember for RB1, $5 each on TP2 and Metal TP, and then I would conservatively estimate $500-600 on DLC.

    Hovering around the $1000 mark.
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