Rock Band 4 pre-orders went live online recently, and for people who don't have legacy instruments lying around or are thinking of upgrading to the new ones, the new bundles aren't cheap — if the pricing on Amazon and Toys R Us is final.
The game itself costs the usual $59.99 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Toys R Us has the guitar bundle at $129.99, which is $30 more expensive than the $99.99 Guitar Hero Live game/guitar bundle. (Guitar Hero Live has a completely new button layout on its guitar, so unlike Rock Band 4, the game is not compatible with any existing plastic guitars.)
Meanwhile, Amazon and Toys R Us are both listing the full-band set for Rock Band 4 — the game, the drum set, the microphone and one guitar — at $249.99. For comparison's sake, the original Rock Band bundle cost $169.99, while the Rock Band 2 bundle cost $189.99.
Rock Band 4's full-band box will be released Oct. 6, according to Amazon.
Pre-order customers will receive a bunch of extra songs: 34, to be precise. And Amazon is offering four additional exclusive tracks with pre-orders: "Don't Wanna Fight" by Alabama Shakes, "Failure" by Breaking Benjamin, "Trainwreck 1979" by Death From Above 1979 and "Follow Me Down" by The Pretty Reckless.
We've reached out to Harmonix for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive. You can check out a behind-the-scenes video from Rock Band 4 below.
Update: A Harmonix representative declined to comment on the pricing or release date.