Rock Band "Wireless on Ps3 Only" bundle discussion.... Harmonix at fault?
Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:35 AM
To add some fuel to the fire, Amazon now has the Guitar Hero 3 Bundles online for both the 360 and the ps3, and they both are WIRELESS AND $99 each!
Why would Harmonix be charging $20 more for their wireless gear on the 360? Do they know that the ratio of 360's to ps3's in the states is around 5-1 right now and are gouging the customer??? Microsoft cannot be at fault for this because the GH3 bundle is the same price on the ps3 and 360...
Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:22 AM
So, in reality it is Activision who should be critcized for overcharging PS3 customers by $20.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:05 PM
Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:51 PM
Wireless guitars cost more on 360 because Microsoft charges a fee to use their RF tech.
Posted 31 August 2007 - 07:54 PM
Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:49 PM
I really think they made the wrong decision with this. I guess it just comes from their culture of closed proprietary standards. They are slowly trying to learn from the OSS community (in areas which it would be profitable for them to do so), but it will likely take another 10 years before they get it. Shame that it is costing 360 owners though.
And, if you think $10 for the licensing of that wireless tech is bad, imagine what would happen if the 360 ends up dominating this generation, like the ps2 did last generation. It will be $30 for the Xbox 720 wireless tech.
Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:24 PM