Today, Activision is touting the success
of their Guitar Hero II
downloadable content claiming to have sold 650,000 song packs via the XBLM, which totals over 2 million songs. Activision says that the "song packs are some of the most popular content on Xbox Live and are quickly becoming a very lucrative revenue stream
" and announced that their latest GH II My Chemical Romance
song pack has been purchased over 55,000 times. Cha-ching!
So, everything is peaches and fresh daisies over at the Activision camp as it pertains to the success of GH II
's downloadable content, but we ask what happened to the community's complaints about the price? Back when the new tracks became available everyone was up in arms
at the cost, refused to support the expensive content and even went as far as to create online petitions. But now it's looking like it was the vocal minority who were expressing their distaste or those who were complaining just gave in and purchased new tracks. We aren't sure if we should applaud the success of GH II
's DLC or be somewhat sad that the "success" of it may just have solidified the high price point for the future. We guess we'll just have to see how it all works out when Rock Band
puts its first round of content on the Marketplace.