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Harmonix Opens Rock Band Music Store

| 21 Mar 2008 15:47
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Rock Band song downloads top 6 million as Harmonix and MTV launch an in-game music store for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Online sales of Rock Band's 70-plus downloadable songs reached six million in less than four months since the game's launch.

"Thank you to the music lovers who have helped Rock Band reach an incredible milestone of over 6 million purchased downloads at such an early stage. The success of Rock Band downloadable content to date firmly reinforces our vision and its potential as a platform for music discovery," gushed Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of DVD, Gaming and Audio at MTV.

As the platform continues to evolve, this week Harmonix is offering a free in-game update to distribute its new Rock Band Music Store, an iTunes-esque music service. Players can organize songs by artist, title, genre, albums, and pack, preview songs before purchasing, check difficulty levels for each instrument and view album art.

A complimentary patch addresses smaller gameplay issues. The fan cap in the World Tour mode has been raised, voice and phoneme recognition improved and band logos will be made viewable via Xbox LIVE.

DeGooyer discussed, "By empowering players with the ability to customize their Rock Band library with a rapidly growing selection of rock artists and songs on a weekly basis and adding great new features such as the in-game music store, we are thrilled to give fans more ways to enhance and enjoy their Rock Band experience."

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