Our friends at MadCatz wanted us to post the following writeup about Hardware Availability. They'll be monitoring this thread.
We know that, due to high demand for certain products, some of you are finding it difficult to locate the Rock Band 3 hardware in stores. We know how frustrating that can be, so we’re sorry for the inconvenience. We are bringing inventory into all territories as quickly as we can, but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to get you rocking this holiday season:
If you’re searching stores in North America, GameStop is the best place to start. They carry every product in the Mad Catz Rock Band 3 line in their catalog. Across North America, they have stock of Stratocasters, Microphones and Wireless Drum Kits (a lot of this is available on their site). If you try your local store and they don’t have the item you want, ask if they can order it for you, or check another store for availability.
Other retailers you should consider are Sam's Club, Kmart and Wal-Mart for Xbox 360 and Wii Keyboard bundles, Fry's for Microphones and Wireless Drum Kits, and Best Buy stores which have keyboards for all platforms and limited stock of the Pro Cymbal Expansion Kits Before you head to your local store, we recommend you.call or check online. Since restocking is a rolling process, people who don’t have an item one day may have a handful the next.
For those of you in the US and some EU territories, the Mad Catz store at Game Shark is another good resource. We’re constantly update quantities based on what you’re all asking for and even running a few specials. For example, the new Rock Band 3 cymbals have proven very popular, so availability is an important issue to address. We’re busy bringing more triple cymbal packs to store shelves, but the Mad Catz online store is offering a combo pack of the Rock Band 2 Double Cymbal and Single Cymbal (giving you all three cymbals) for just $29.99, instead of the regular $49.99 price.
We’re doing everything we can to help get more product in your hands as soon as humanly possible. If you speak with retailers who are out of stock, let them know that they should order more! We value your patience and your desire to rock and hope you have the happiest of holidays!
***HMX EDIT 11/23***
Mad Catz has announced more details on the re release of Rock Band 3 scheduled for this holiday. Follow the link below for more information on hardware bundles, pricing and availability.
RB3 Re release press release from 11/23
They've also informed us that RB3 drum kits are now back in stock on the Mad Catz site and can be ordered by clicking here.
***HMX EDIT 5/15***
We just got word from Mad Catz that they're taking pre orders on another run of RB3 Pro Drum Kits w/ Cymbals for the Xbox 360! These should be available in early July.
Here are some links:
US Store - http://store.gameshark.com/listCateg...idCategory=323
Canadian Store - http://gamesharkstore.ca/viewItem.as...idCategory=323