Retail Prices For Band Hero, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk: Ride
Quick, hide your wallets! Lock up your checkbooks! Shove any loose cash under the mattress and put an elephant on it! ...the pricing for this year's round of music-based games has been released.
According to GameSpot, both GameStop and Amazon have listed the prices for Activision's lineup of blockbuster music titles for 2009, and that consists of Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero, and Band Hero. The full set for DJ Hero will run you $119.99, and it will include that nifty turntable peripheral and be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PS2 (the latter version will cost $99.99). Guitar Hero 5 will cost what Guitar Hero: World Tour cost last year, but the price of the new Band Hero kit (including guitar, drum kit, and microphone) will be $10 more; it clocks in at $199.99. As a nice little addition, Activision will also release Tony Hawk: Ride and a Collectors Edition of Modern Warfare 2 this year. Ride boasts that innovative skateboard peripheral and will retail for $119.99 and the special edition of Infinity Ward's hotly anticipated sequel will hold a $79.99 price tag. We're still not entirely sure what we're getting for our extra $20, but we assume that details are imminent. Okay, who needs to take out a second mortgage on their home?
Of course, when it comes to fans of the aforementioned franchises, each and every year's sales numbers prove one thing: money is clearly no object. Don't blame Activision for taking advantage of that; it be called business.
6/18/2009 Ben Dutka