Quick, hide your wallets! Lock up your checkbooks! Shove any loose cash under the mattress and put an elephant on it! …the pricing for this year's round of music-based games has been released.
According to GameSpot , both GameStop and Amazon have listed the prices for Activision's lineup of blockbuster music titles for 2009, and that consists of Guitar Hero 5 , DJ Hero , and Band Hero . The full set for DJ Hero will run you $119.99, and it will include that nifty turntable peripheral and be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PS2 (the latter version will cost $99.99). Guitar Hero 5 will cost what Guitar Hero: World Tour cost last year, but the price of the new Band Hero kit (including guitar, drum kit, and microphone) will be $10 more; it clocks in at $199.99. As a nice little addition, Activision will also release Tony Hawk: Ride and a Collectors Edition of Modern Warfare 2 this year. Ride boasts that innovative skateboard peripheral and will retail for $119.99 and the special edition of Infinity Ward's hotly anticipated sequel will hold a $79.99 price tag. We're still not entirely sure what we're getting for our extra $20, but we assume that details are imminent. Okay, who needs to take out a second mortgage on their home?
Of course, when it comes to fans of the aforementioned franchises, each and every year's sales numbers prove one thing: money is clearly no object. Don't blame Activision for taking advantage of that; it be called business .