The whole music explosion in video games may be over (you can't give away those plastic instruments these days) but when one reflects, the numbers are pretty darn impressive.

During a PAX East presentation, Harmonix revealed that a whopping 130 million+ Rock Band songs have been downloaded to date.

This news comes just after it was announced that the Rock Band weekly song releases will come to an end as of April 2. The last song on the list will be the legendary "American Pie" by Don McLean and that will bring the downloadable content library to a grand total of 4,254 songs from 1,657 bands. Harmonix also showed off a proof-of-concept video for Rock Band: Led Zeppelin , plus screens and new images for entries based on Pink Floyd and Pearl Jam. Those should be great for the classic rock aficionados.

Personally, I never got into the whole plastic instrument craze but for some reason, I can still enjoy games like Amplitude and Rock Band Blitz . I dunno…I just prefer the regular controller for some strange reason.

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TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
7 years ago

great song to go out on. i never got to heavy into these games but i did have some fun with guitar hero 3. and Beatles RB


Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 3/23/2013 2:09:17 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

slow news day

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

Amazing how this craze came and went. Guitar Hero World Tour and Beatles Rock Band were pretty good at the time. Activision milked the genre to death though.

Have Frederick (the Chopin piano music game) on my Vita and it is brilliant. Recommend that if anyone is missing their fix of music games.

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
7 years ago

I always enjoyed the camaraderie when playing those games. I'm somebody who loves music and loves to play music so it was great sharing the same appreciation with my other non-musically inclined friends.

I foresee the music games genre making a comeback especially since EBAY and other merchants are making a killing selling drum sets and other plastic instuments for well over 200 dollars. supply and demand just wait..

556pineapple
556pineapple
7 years ago

Had a blast playing this game with friends, and still play pro keys myself. Good song to finish on, and I would totally still buy a Led Zeppelin Rock Band game.