For some reason, according to a rumor posted by IGN, stores in Australia are expressing a lack of interest in carrying Rock Band.
And by "for some reason" we mean "because EA
set exorbitant prices
and delayed the release for a year
." As the rumor goes, retailers aren't too happy about the idea of stocking a game that will be both older and more expensive than Guitar Hero: World Tour
(which will probably not already be old
when it comes out).
It also appears that the same malaise about Rock Band may carry over to the sequel
While absolutely nothing
regarding the Australian release of Rock Band
is confirmed (and keep that fact in mind when determining the appropriate level of outrage), we're starting to wonder which would be a bigger ripoff: not selling Rock Band
in Australia at all, or selling the Wii version.