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Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney penning video game soundtrack

None other than former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has said that he has agreed to pen music for an as-of-yet unknown video game. "It’s a fascinating market,” the popular lyricist stated, according to The Express. A new computer game sells so much better than a newCDthese days. Young people will …

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MTV expected more from Rock Band in Europe

In an exclusive interview with MCV, MTV’s general manager and executive VP Scott Guthrie has admitted that the publisher is not satisfied with the performance of the Rock Band franchise in Europe. The honest answer is no,” Guthrie admitted when asked if he was happy with the performance of The …

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Green Day more suited to RB than Beatles

MTV Games boss Scott Guthrie believes that Green Day: Rock Band is a better fit for the franchise’s audience than last year’s Beatles tie-in. Guthrie says sales of the Beatles game weren’t as high as hoped. We were pleased with the performance of Beatles: Rock Band but we were expecting …

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US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

Numbers from US mag Advertising Age claim that The Beatles: Rock Band outsold rival Guitar Hero 5 in North America in 2009, thanks in part, the publication claims, to Viacom’s skilled use of one of music’s key IPs. MTV’s Rock Band tie-in sold 1.18m units in the territory throughout the …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009. That’s according to the LA Times, which reports that Viacom’s executive VP of games Scott Guthrie is pleased with the holiday sales, though he noted that some …

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Beatles: Rock Band mic pack detailed

The much-debated SingStar SKU of Beatles: Rock Band has been officially touted by EA and is already available at UK retail with an RRP of 49.99. Dubbed The Beatles: Rock Band – Two Microphone Pack, the disc comes with the same 45 tracks featured in release already on the market, …

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SingStar Beatles confirmed

A SingStar-branded PS3 SKU of EA’s The Beatles game, as exclusively revealed by MCV last month, has officially been confirmed for retail. MTV itself moved to rubbish the claims just 24 hours after MCV broke the shock news, but now Kotaku has got the first pics of the upcoming PS3 …

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Viacom: Beatles sales terrific

Despite charting at number four in the UK Charts this week behind fierce rival Guitar Hero 5, EA’s The Beatles: Rock Band has so far exceeded the sales expectations of developer Harmonix’s parent company Viacom. It’s been terrific,” Viacom CEO Philleppe Dauman told investors in a conference call, according to …

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Beatles Premium Bundle priced for UK

EA has released pricing details for The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle, which will retail for 179 upon its release on September 9th in the UK. The European price will be €199 and the North American price $249.00. For the money gamers will get a copy of the …

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