OK, what are the strategies for getting this on Wednesday? There are no pre-orders online or at retail, and most stores won’t even tell me if they’re getting stock. Is this going to be a Midnight Madness sort of thing or will walking up at the morning open net me the prize? I have a couple of nieces whose happiness depends on you.
Is it just me, or is it weird to be investing nearly $200 in your last-gen, almost-defunct system when you could be putting that money toward a new system?
But all I want from my almost-defunct system is for it to play GH/Singstar/RB. I might get a Wii or a PS3 next year but for 99% of the time they’ll be used for exactly what we use the PS2 for so I’m not in any rush to run out and get either, although the Wii is almost cheap enough to impulse buy if you could actually find any.
According to posters in the official Rock Band forums (which are currently down again), the PS3 instruments will work with the PS2 standalone version of the game. Of course, that means shelling out an additional $50 for the PS2 game and some scratch for a USB hub.
These reports aren’t just speculation; they’re from people who say they’ve actually tried it. It could be a viable option for those who are desperate this Christmas season. It’s the route I was going to take since the PS3 bundle seems to be everywhere. Of course, they could start to disappear if the compatibility reports are true and if word gets around.