Rock Band may have 5,000 songs this year, says MTV

By Mike, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 14:46 GMT

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MTV has told Billboard that rhythm action phenomenon Rock Band, could have as many as 5,000 track this year.

“Rock Band offers new music every week,” says the release, and “maintains a selection of more than 500 songs on its platform and has sold an average of four songs per user. MTV said it plans to increase the number of available songs this year to as many as 5,000.”

“What comes with the success of Rock Band and Guitar Hero is the microscopic view of what the potential of music in this medium can be,” said Steve Schnur, EA’s worldwide executive of music and marketing.

“There are other titles that continue to be not just successful, but outsell these games by wide margins. So the question isn’t, What’s the next Rock Band? The question is, When can we take the model of a 24/7, day-by-day musical relationship with not only music games, but with every game? I believe this is the year that’s going to happen.”

Guitar Hero World Tour’s Red Octane recently announced that in the UK, GH:WT was outselling Rock Band at a ratio of 4:1.

Thanks, GameDaily.

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