'Rock Band' Sells 6 Million Downloadable Songs

MTV Games have announced that 6 million game levels based on songs have been purchased since November 20, 2007 launch of rock music video game platform Rock Band. New content has been available every week since launch, and over 70 songs are currently available. Rock Band downloadable content features a diverse selection of artists ranging from classic rock to up and coming, emerging acts.

"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,” says Paul DeGooyer, SVP DVD, Gaming and Audio, MTV. “The success of Rock Band downloadable content to date firmly reinforces our vision and its potential as a platform for music discovery. 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.”

Additionally, game developer Harmonix and MTV Games also announced the release of a software update lasy week which features the new in-game Rock Band Music Store. This innovative new feature allows Rock Band players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library. The Rock Band Music Store is available via a free download through the Xbox Live and Playstation Networks.

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