As the popular holiday tune goes – ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree with your plastic instruments!’ – because as everyone knows, Rock Band is the quintessential party game. Few games will ever be able to recreate the social slayage of playing Rock Band with a group of your closest pals (or your most elderly relatives) and although Harmonix have continued to dabble in the world of rhythm games with titles like (the quite good) A City Sleeps, the Rock Band series is still the shiniest jewel in their crown. Just as well then that Harmonix have slashed the prices on multiple Rock Band games and their downloadable track packs in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Full details on the sale below.
Harmonix Sale Discounts Rock Band
Per Harmonix’ press release about the discounts, the prices are as follows:
PlayStation 3 Deals (December 23, 2014 – January 20, 2014)
- Rock Band Blitz – $5.49 (Was $14.99)
- Foster The People Pack 01 – $3.99 (Was $5.49)
- Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01 – $4.99 (Was $6.99)
- Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Pack 01 – $4.99 (Was $6.99)
- Foo Fighters Pack 04 – $4.99 (Was $6.99)
- Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack – $9.99 (Was $13.49)
- Def Leppard Pack 01 – $6.99 ($9.99)
Xbox 360 Deals (December 23, 2014 – December 31, 2014)
- Rock Band 3 Games on Demand – $9.00 (Was $19.99)
- Rock Band Blitz – $5.55 (Was $14.99)
Rock Band 3 is ace and if you’re on Xbox 360 and have the appropriate plastic instruments – get it. However Rock Band Blitz also comes highly recommended to you lot who don’t have the iconic plastic controllers cluttering up your closet space.
Blitz is designed for controllers (the sorts with analogue sticks and whatnot) and is essentially a way of carrying on the Rock Band experience when everyone is bored of shelling out many hundreds for instruments that can’t actually be played in real life. It also allows you to import any of the songs you downloaded for Rock Band 3 – so if you’re on PS3 you could buy Rock Band Blitz along with those track packs and have the two work together just fine.
Another important thing to note that this sale is United States only – I checked the PAL region PSN store and not so much as a penny has been discounted, sadly, but I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.