We've heard tell of the incredible success Harmonix has seen
with their weekly downloadable tracks for Rock Band
. Often, their sales numbers are matched up against those of Guitar Hero III
, where tracks are more seldom, but also sell like diamond-encrusted hotcakes. As enjoyable as these track packs are, we've yet to see any comparison between them and actual
music retailers, digital or otherwise -- that is, until Mötley Crüe's new single simultaneously rocked the faces off of music downloaders and DLC collectors alike.
The song, "Saints of Los Angeles", came from the glam-band's upcoming album
, and dropped onto iTunes, Zune, Amazon, and the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band
on April 15. In it's first week of availability, digital distributors sold 10,000 copies of the single, but dedicated faux-rockers downloaded 47,000 copies of the track from the 360 Rock Band Music Store, according to Reuters
. Could this inspire more record labels to debut new albums and singles on Harmonix's golden goose title? We certainly hope so.
[Via Evil Avatar