It's really sad but it's what people want and buy. I still can't understand how songs like nom nom nom, last train to awesometown or date my avatar can sell so much better than songs from Free Spirit, Gov't Mule, the Gracious Few, Widespread Panic, Connor Christian and many other good artists with ridiculous sales. Or even better than some official DLC like T. Rex. At least, I hope we will get soon Midnight Riders and Graveyard BBQ.
PS3 demographic is older, and just because something sells on the Xbox doesn't mean it will sell on the PS3.
I'd love it if they'd take that into account, and move a bit less of the metal over.
Isn't Nu-Metal considered a subgenre of Rock, despite having Metal on its name?
PSN ID: XygnusX-1 | Platinum Guitarist/Bassist | 42 DLC (>_>)
Needs more Dream Theater, kthxbai.
Aren't the JoCo songs all genuinely rock (or in the case of Betty and Me, country), even if you choose to categorize them as 'novelty' by virtue of their tongue-in-cheek lyrical content?
Or is something only meeting your qualification of 'rock' if its lyrics are sewious?
HMX prog by year:
I couldn't agree more Bobman. Couldn't agree more!
As the old saying goes "variety is the spice of life."
The younger Xbox crowd does love their meedlymeedlymeedly ragerage meedly hurrhurrhurrs; no getting around that. As far as the rest goes, People generally don't buy music until after they know they like it; that goes double for Rock Band, because of the "set" of music that each buyer likes, the "subset" of the music they want to holler along to is even smaller. So when HMX gets requests for songs from the PS3 users, it's virtually always for content that's already popular. (duh.) So there's a lot of music - really good stuff, too - that I don't imagine will ever make the jump to PS3. LeSigh.
(Don't get me wrong - I'm glad of the few hundred Xboxers who dropped the buck for Paperbag Ballantine's, er, Paper Valentines and Shiny Dark Bar; they're all people who wouldn't have heard any of my music any other way, and that's very cool. Would have been nice to make more of a splash, but that's rock n' roll, baby. Don't mind me, I'm not bitter about this. I'm just bitter.)
Isn't HMX using success in sales to decide what to send to PS3? What other criteria would they use? Random?
The problem is with the song limit means that they are going to send the big hitters as their goal...to make money...is more reachable that way.
RBN is a much higher pct of metal as DLC and/or disc songs even on 360 where we have all the songs. They must sell pretty well on 360 so they get sent to PS3 too.
Anyway, if anyone knows that sales figures have nothing to do with how they choose what to send to PS3, feel free to correct me. I am just making an assumption.