Over 28m Rock Band songs downloaded

That's an awful lot of money for nothing.

Rock Band players around the world have now downloaded more than 28 million songs.

As reported by Shacknews, there are currently 345 songs in the Rock Band store from 239 different artists. Throw in the tracks on the discs, and that means owners of the original game and its sequel have over 500 songs to choose from.

Each Rock Band track costs 160 Microsoft Points, equivalent to GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.92. So if all of those 28 million songs had been purchased individually, that would amount to more than 38 million quid in sales, or nearly 54 million Europounds.

Of course, many of the tracks will have been bought as part of bundle packs, making them a bit cheaper. Even with that taken into consideration, Eurogamer's top analysts estimate that profits from song sales are likely be well over the hundred pound mark.

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