Today’s news roundup sees The Beatles Rock Band downloadable content sell faster than any other Rock Band DLC in history, the Wii price cut receiving unofficial confirmation from Nintendo, and Yakuza 3 seemingly set for worldwide release.
All You Need Is Love Generates Fastest DLC Sales In Rock Band History
The Beatles extreme popularity has boded well for Harmonix, allowing them to produce the fastest selling downloadable content ever available for Rock Band. After only two days of availability All You Need Is Love, the only DLC set for release with The Beatles Rock Band and exclusive with the Xbox 360 version, was downloaded faster than any other DLC in Rock Band history.
All proceeds generated go towards the charity Doctors Without Borders, with Harmonix and Microsoft announcing “tens of thousands” of dollars have been raised for the group. Additionally, the first batch of a limited supply of Beatles Xbox 360 consoles managed an incredible $17,300 more towards charity, sold for auction on eBay. Considering the game has only been available for two weeks, these are some mighty impressive figures. [VG247]
Wii Price Cut Confirmed But Not Official Yet
The Wii price drop seems all but confirmed, with constant ads and leaked sales sheets suggesting it’s on the way very soon. Well now Nintendo seem to have officially confirmed this, just not to the public. According to Nintendojo, Nintendo announced during a retailer conference call the price drop is set to take place on September 27th.
Nintendojo confirm they had someone listening into the call, but because Nintendo hasn’t announced this to the public, it cannot be treated as official confirmation. If this announcement is accurate, then a price cut can be expected in just under a week, although the price cut may likely only apply to North America, with a European date following shortly after. [Nintendojo]
Yakuza 3 Coming To Rest Of World
Sega representative Aaron Webber recently kept hope alive that Yakuza 3 is heading for the U.S. and Europe. 1UP claim to have learned from “sources close to the project” that Yakuza 3 is indeed headed for the rest of the world, with Sega currently working on localization for the other markets. Although this can hardly be treated as official confirmation, it seems likely given the recent speculation regarding the game. Sega can hopefully confirm or deny this sometime soon. Perhaps even at the Tokyo Game Show later this week. [1UP]