MTV Games has announced that Rock Band
players have purchased more than 2.5 million downloadable game levels since the game's November 20, 2007 launch, a player base that, according to NPD figures, has broken a million through December across both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The latest NPD figures, quoted in a release from Microsoft, show that Rock Band
has sold 463,000 units for the Xbox 360 and 174,000 units for the PS3. This is in addition to the total 382,000 units across both platforms sold in November
. No figures for the PS2 version of the game have yet been made publicly available, though that version has no support for DLC.
Among the total player base, MTV says that the Metallica download pack, featuring the tracks "Ride The Lightning," "Blackened" and "And Justice For All," is currently the top-selling download. MTV says it will continue to release downloadable music levels weekly through 2008 through song packs, albums and individual tracks, with pricing varying from 80 to 240 Microsoft points.
MTVN Music Group/Logo Films president Van Toffler commented, "Our goal with Rock Band
was to create an entirely new way for people to interact with the music they love. The incredible response to the downloadable content we've released to date motivates us even more to establish this platform as a way for people to discover new, up and coming artists through the game - in addition to delivering great game play experiences set to the music of mega-artists."