where does one even buy Rivals nowadays?

The Rock Band RIvals (for PS4) game disc seems completely unavailable in Canada. Even the used places don't have it.

Is it still being manufactured?

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  • tdc002tdc002 Road Warrior
    neilmobl said:

    The Rock Band RIvals (for PS4) game disc seems completely unavailable in Canada. Even the used places don't have it.

    Is it still being manufactured?

    You could buy it digitally.
  • patl175patl175 Unsigned
    When there was a sale on amazon.com I ordered a bundle there but forgot about duty fees, got what i deserved... But i couldn't find it anywhere in store either, the availability of this game outside the US seems to be a problem but let's not forget rivals is over a year old and rb4 is over 2 years old, if you don't need the physical disc buy it on psn, I like it better not needing a disc to play and to swap to play something else
  • If you're looking for instruments, that's a very difficult situation at the moment. If you are fine on the instruments front then just buy Rivals digitally. If you already have Rock Band 4 you only need the Rivals Expansion.
  • I did see it in the Playstation Store, but wasn't sure how that works without the disc. If you can buy it online and not need a disc, why does anyone buy a disc? Does it tie the entitlement to your specific system?
  • grumblevolcanogrumblevolcano Headliner
    edited February 7
    People buy the physical version for 2 reasons:
    1. Instruments (if either you don't have instruments or you want backups, physical Rivals bundles are the way to go)
    2. Prefer physical copies of games (some people just prefer to have physical copies of games in general)

    So, in short:
    - Want instruments -> Buy a physical Rivals bundle (difficult now)
    - Already have Rock Band 4 and don't want extra instruments -> Buy the digital Rivals expansion
    - Don't have Rock Band 4 but have wireless last gen instruments and don't want new instruments -> Buy the digital Rivals bundle (contains Rock Band 4 and Rivals)

    All the physical version of Rivals contains apart from the instruments is:
    - Rock Band 4 disc
    - Download code for Rivals expansion
  • Great! Thanks for the explanation :-)
  • My old Guitar Hero drum set from the 360 that I was using for Rivals on the Xbox One just broke. Now, I cannot find ANY drum set or instrument that isn't ridiculously priced ($300+)! Does anyone have any ideas on where to find any? Even third party are nearly impossible to find. Why did they stop selling instruments???
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited April 4
    Because stores and warehouses don’t like devoting large amounts of space to products that aren selling particularly well in hope that maybe two and a half years down the line someone might show an interest in a unit here or there. Because both companies that were contracted to make hardware for rb4 took a bath on it and have since disassociated themselves from the product. It costs a lot of money to fire up a new production batch, so they manufactured as many as they saw fit when the game was new and the audience was most likely to buy, and over time the units on the market were eventually moved (even at cut rate to free up retail or warehouse space) without being replaced.
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    I imagine unsold bundles are sitting somewhere next to the Ark of the Covenant.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    Both are known to cause face-melting.
  • LordFlatusLordFlatus Rising Star
    Maybe it'll be like the "Rock Band" branded gallon jugs of fog juice, and one day 5 years from now they'll show up in a random temporary halloween store.
  • Well, a bunch of my friends came over, we played and they want to get it themselves. In the process, though, my 10+ year-old Xbox 360 drums broke. Trying to get them replaced is a pain and I sure wouldn’t mind another guitar, either. A bundle would be great but unfortunately paying $500 for one is unrealistic. It’s too bad they won’t be releasing any more instruments. Maybe if I find that Ark, i’ll Make sure you all get a copy. I get to hold on to the Holy Grail, though, if it is there too...
  • ThumprrThumprr Unsigned
    There are lots of 360 drums available, often for not very much, on my local craigslist (Washington DC). If you have the setup to make them work with a current console, I'd look to replace the 360 drums with more 360 drums.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    ...keep in mind you're looking for *wireless* 360 drums, not wired...
  • braves22braves22 Opening Act
    I was going to mention that I've been looking for backup instruments now myself...

    Thing is, HMX really needs to at some point hire some ppl in house to figure out how to make instruments because how can you possibly have a decent longevity to this game and try to bring more new ppl in if they cant play it because they can't get hands on instruments for less than 500% markup?!

    I've tried getting new ppl into the game, but its impossible to sell anyone new to the franchise when they can't find a bundle anywhere...

    And sure, i could scrap together an older guitar or two but its even difficult to find adapters at this point.

    Something has to be done about lack of peripherals if they truly want to keep this rolling for years plural.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    braves22 said:

    Thing is, HMX really needs to at some point hire some ppl in house to figure out how to make instruments because how can you possibly have a decent longevity to this game and try to bring more new ppl in if they cant play it because they can't get hands on instruments for less than 500% markup?!

    Gonna point out that Harmonix manufactured their own instruments through RB2, but it was too expensive for them to keep up, which is why we got MC and PDP as partners in the first place.
  • rkbdgurlrkbdgurl Road Warrior
    edited April 27
    You know, DocSoCal warned us about this, and the need to to build a Rock Band "bunker." Some people did it, and are comfortably able to continue playing long into the future, because they took his sage advise and stocked up on controllers, dongles, drum pedals, mics and all manner of RB goodies.
    Unfortunately, there are limits on the lifespan of these precious treasures, and if Rb is to continue forever, which I think it should, then they will also eventually come up with a plan for new stuff. They always do. :wink: Hint: if you want more stuff, buy more stuff. buy more songs, play more Rock Band. Play Play Play!!! Just sayin...
  • braves22braves22 Opening Act
    rkbdgurl said:

    Hint: if you want more stuff, buy more stuff. buy more songs, play more Rock Band. Play Play Play!!! Just sayin...

    So spend $200-300 on guitars that went for $49 at retail and spend $600-700 on kits that went for $200 retail...


    There comes a point when its a problem that you can get an e-kit for close to half the price of a plastic RB bundle to get drums...


    Also, wouldn't playing more cause the instruments that one is trying to milk to wear out faster?
  • rkbdgurlrkbdgurl Road Warrior
    I don't think anyone expected RB to continue as long as it has. If the demand for more dlc is there, and is profitable for HMX then they have to come up with a new supplier at some point. Rock Band 4 is a special and ongoing long term platform, but it takes the fans, investing in the game to insure it's future. Supply and Demand, or in this case, Demand and Supply. :wink:
  • braves22braves22 Opening Act
    Oh, I most definitely agree with you there...and if I didn't believe in the company or the product as a whole, I wouldn't have invested so much time and even more money...all the money...and still be here going on wow...almost 11 years now. Been here since the beginning and hoping I can ride it out all the way til the end, whenever that may be, but hopefully not anytime soon.
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