Harmonix will not lower Rock Band price

In a post on the Rock Band forums product development manager Greg LoPiccolo has commented that Rock Band is “not magically going to get cheaper because you wish it to be so.” He goes on to say “We’re not making a killing on Rock Band in Europe. We are incredibly sensitive to pricing issues. We are painfully aware that the higher the price we charge, the less copies we’ll sell.

Further on in forum post LoPiccolo declined to reveal cost structure details – “That would probably get me fired, and rightly so.” However, she did comment about shipping costs by saying “Seriously, I was shocked to learn how much it costs us to ship an RB peripherals box to Europe. It’s way more than you’d expect.

We’re not gouging you, primarily because doing so doesn’t serve our interests,” he goes on. “We can only build our franchise if you buy our games. You may conclude that Rock Band isn’t worth the price charged, and that is your prerogative. But it’s not magically going to get cheaper because you wish it to be so

Don’t believe him? Well you could always go to their fourm and complain, or maybe email Watchdog, and try and get this issue some time on TV. Also, if you are from Ireland then contact the magical Joe Duffy, he will fix it instantly!