Rumor: Rock Band DLC Song Prices To Increase By End Of Month
Reports are surfacing that claim Rock Band DLC prices are about to double by the end of the month for some songs. Early reports from QJ.net claim that Paul DeGooyer, MTV Senior VP of Home Entertainment, has stated that the current US$.99 price tag on some songs will soar to US$2 at the end of January.
Hopefully, this rumor is false, but it looks like a credible report. Currently, Rock Band downloadable content is selling like hot-cakes, so I don’t see the need for a price increase, but business is business. If a company can find a way to make more money, they will try it. Obviously marketers believe that gamers will be more than willing to pay double the price to continue rocking on Rock Band. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but $2 is a little steep for one song in my opinion, particularly songs from independent artists. I could justify dropping a dollar on any song I loved, but I may have to think harder about my purchasing if it doubles in cost.