I am glad we got Scorpions though. From what I heard, around half the songs didn't make it over in the last update (due to most songs this time being owned by a different record labels). Like I said before (and my entire UMG explanation), the fixed low pricing has really come to bite the SingStore really hard
, which is why we see no UMG, no big artists, and no current hits. That is why there is currently a campaign going on at the SingStar World forums (along with others) to let the team know they are willing to go to variable pricing (that can go up to a higher price) to get the artists they want. With a songpack or disc, they can get better artists because they can give some artists more share than another, but $1.49 is just too cheap for most. Also with European currency dropping (GBP and Euro), it now costs more money to license music from the U.S. (which explains why most recent updates are now more European/Australian artists, compared to mid last year where we saw a decent number of U.S. artists. This is a comparison between 1 USD and various other currencies).
Thanks to Tntnnbltn doing this for me using FXHistory
But as far as variable pricing is concerned, let's just say the SingStar fans are mixed. Most are more than willing to do it, but there is a group of very vocal people who complain the price is already too much, and refuse to have any sort of variable pricing (or higher pricing). I will let everyone know when the petition circulates.
Anyway, the next thing I wanted to post was there will be a new SingStar Update soon, 2.4.
Further to feedback about some issues with the disc swapping feature in SingStar on PS3, the SingStar Team have today released version 2.40 of the game. The fixes included in this update are:
* You can now quit the game when using a PS2 disc.
* You can now quit the game when using the SingStar ABBA disc, when an ABBA wallpaper is selected, and a disc swap is done.
* The PS2 disc swap now works with PS2 SingStar 80s Sweden and Benelux
* PS2 discs can now be played if their region doesn't match the region of the PS3 disc and the region of the console.
Who knows if the update makes SingStar Country work, because right now it does not from what I heard. But does the new update mean I can now import SingStar Disney and SingStar R&B, playing them on my PS3 and them working??? That would be so awesome.
I don't NOT recommend importing PS2 discs until some others confirm the news. Also, if you are curious what tracks are on every SingStar game, check here: