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Rock Band - Instruments & Game - £132.98 + Quidco

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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
Play.Com seem to be the first major retailer with prices for Rock Band on the Xbox 360. The good news is they also seem to be way below the RRP of £179.98 at £139.98. Add on voucher experience08 for 5% off to bring the price down to £132.98 and go through quidco for another 4%.

Edit - There seems to be some confusion over this so let's see if we can clear it up here:

1) The instrument pack does NOT include a copy of the game. This is stupid beyond belief but that's the way EA decided to play it. If you order the instrument set on its own @ £99.99 you won't get the Rock Band game.

2) At the moment all Guitar Hero controllers for the 360 seem to work with Rock Band and vice versa, or at least they did for the US release. On the PS3 the controllers for both games are not compatible (note, some queries over whether GH controllers work in RB).

3) Rock Band is a timed 360 exclusive in Europe. In the US it is available for 360, PS3 and PS2 with a Wii version on the way. Europe will get these versions "later this summer".

Note this is for pre-order, the game comes out on the 23rd of May.
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#1
Ohhhh. Need to but the game seperatly? Thats a big old bag of stupid!!!
#2
£99.99?

Oo just read that above.
#3
Hehe :P Having a modded xbox ain't so bad now! £100 for the kit? SOLD.
#4
tried the voucher it said it had expired, unless i've used it previously
#5
superpooper
Hehe :P Having a modded xbox ain't so bad now! £100 for the kit? SOLD.


:thumbsup::whistling:
#6
JaggySnake
Ohhhh. Need to but the game seperatly? Thats a big old bag of stupid!!!


Which is a very very VERY polite way of what I've been saying since they announced the price details this morning... let's just say there were considerably more F's in my version :p
#7
fwibble
tried the voucher it said it had expired, unless i've used it previously


Yep, I've just tested this and it seems to only work once per account.
#8
Are these prices likely to alter at all with it only being a pre order?
#9
doonhamer
Are these prices likely to alter at all with it only being a pre order?


They can't charge you anymore for it, the worse that will happen is that they will cancel your pre-order, if something crops up cheaper, then you have the right to cancel the pre-order also
#10
That is just the kind of reply I was looking for.
#11
OOo same day I finish my exams. Hmmm tempting...

When do you get charged with a pre-order? When they ship or before?
#12
Beb
OOo same day I finish my exams. Hmmm tempting...

When do you get charged with a pre-order? When they ship or before?


It'll be charged when they ship it, you can cancel anytime before then as well if it's cheaper elsewhere.
#13
When they ship is when they charge
#14
I've been waiting for this since December! Great find! Voted hot!!!
#15
We had this game for about 4 weeks now and i
can recommend it to anyone who likes Guitar Hero
or in general HAVING FUN while playing a game.
Its awesome :D
#16
superpooper
Hehe :P Having a modded xbox ain't so bad now! £100 for the kit? SOLD.


:)
#17
Awesome! After reading the press announcement I was ****** off at the £180 RRP. Great find, heat added, and pre-ordered ;)
#18
i cant believe the game isn't included with the bundle, i know the deal created on here is but its just EA exploiting Europe, no surprise there
#19
I've Pre-ordered, as someone said you can always cancel if it comes up cheaper somewhere else
#20
Pre-ordered. Has to be sent to billing address so my mum is going to get a surprise.
#21
sarah3585
Pre-ordered. Has to be sent to billing address so my mum is going to get a surprise.


I'm sure you'll get a bigger surprise finding her achieving expert on all instruments :-D
#22
Voted hot and ordered thanks.

I can't wait :)
#23
:x

we sure we dont get the game with the gear??

amazon.com got it down for about 75 quid ( useless to us i know ) but thats with the game :roll:
#24
Not good considering the Americans got it for $170 which is about £80.
#25
saveuk
:x

we sure we dont get the game with the gear??

amazon.com got it down for about 75 quid ( useless to us i know ) but thats with the game :roll:


According to EA us Europeans are the lowest form of life known to man and therefore they are not granting us the same pack as our American friends. Instead you can buy the instruments on their own or the Instrument Edition of Rock Band (or the Band in a Box package as listed on Play.com) which comes with 1 Guitar, 1 Drum Set and 1 Microphone but, for reasons no-one seems to quite understand, not a copy of the game you need to actually use them... I guess it could be a mis-communication on EA's part but if that's the case just cancel the game.

Also, quoted directly from the play.com page:
* Includes microphone, drums and guitar
* Requires Rock Band game - sold separately
#26
I'm hoping EA have miscommunicated to see if we'll buy it for such a ridiculous price. Does sound odd that the Instruments are called the "Instruments Edition"
#27
And then of course remember you have to buy another guitar again if you want a full band (bass guitarist as well)...guitar hero guitars are not compatible (yet :whistling:)
#28
as much as i want this there is no way i can justify paying over £130 for a game
#29
Robotochan
I'm hoping EA have miscommunicated to see if we'll buy it for such a ridiculous price. Does sound odd that the Instruments are called the "Instruments Edition"


Honestly, once the red mist cleared a bit this morning the mental image of a Dr Evil board meeting kept springing to mind... But yeah, it does seem weird that an edition of the game comes without the game so hopefully someone over at EA gets battered with the clue stick sometime between now and the 23rd of May.
#30
muffinman
And then of course remember you have to buy another guitar again if you want a full band (bass guitarist as well)...guitar hero guitars are not compatible (yet :whistling:)


Yes they are, the 360 ones work fine it's just the PS3 instruments that don't AFAIK
#31
muffinman
And then of course remember you have to buy another guitar again if you want a full band (bass guitarist as well)...guitar hero guitars are not compatible (yet :whistling:)


BOFH is right :-P
#32
Robotochan
Well GH3 guitars aren't, the Xplorer from GH2 is :-D


Actually both the GH2 and GH3 guitars should work: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/50019
#33
I got confused again :-(
#34
Yes both DO work on the 360.
I use my les paul and my hubby plays with his xplorer.
:)
#35
Robotochan
Well GH3 guitars aren't, the Xplorer from GH2 is :-D


Are you saying the GH3 guitar for the Xbox 360 isn't and the GH2 one is, or are you saying the GH3 guitar for the PS3 isn't and the GH2 one is.

My understanding was that both the GH3 guitar for the 360 ARE compatable?

I'm not too fussed at the price...

£94.99 + 4% quidco (I got an NUS card)

Thats about £90 for the instruments + game (I got a modded 360)...

Which is actually cheaper than the US release, you numptees aren't including SALES TAX in your conversion of the price, you do realise that £90 is including 17.5% VAT right....?

We do get ripped off still in the UK for some stuff, but we're definately NOT here, in fact we're getting a better deal than the americans.We're also getting an extra 9 tracks in the euro release.

Please in future don't moan like a sissy but actually draw peoples attention to some real ripoffs, you people moaning just sound stupid.

Also, with your overly generous conversions of dollar\pount, your taking the current exchchange rate 4 months ago when this was released the dollar was a lot stronger, about $1.83 to £1....Not around $2.03 that it is today. If it were released in the US again now it would have a higher RRP.
#36
the 9 tracks will be made available as DLC for everyone else for far less than the price of the full set of instruments and game (we are paying almost twice as much as the US for this). Not such a good deal as you make out
#37
I advise everyone to vote with theyr feet with this
the rrp is £180 in the uk
and sells for £75 from amazon.com

dont buy it to let ea know we wont accept a gouge like this

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/04/08/rock-band-coming-to-europe.aspx
#38
Rock Band Special Edition for Xbox 360

$147.99 - In Stock

Condition: new

Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

UK/Europe $360

$212.01 gouge
#39
robo989


£94.99 + 4% quidco (I got an NUS card)


How do you use student discount? I used the £5 off code anyway but for future reference?
#40
Shonk
I advise everyone to vote with theyr feet with this
the rrp is £180 in the uk
and sells for £75 from amazon.com

dont buy it to let ea know we wont accept a gouge like this

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/04/08/rock-band-coming-to-europe.aspx


well yeah the retail in the states works out at 86 quid vs our 180... but tbh if its 100 for the 90 for the instruments here plus game thats not so bad at all given VAT has to be taken into the equation

good deal.. I'll be taking some old tat back to the local shop and swapping it for that game :)

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