With music games, it makes sense to have downloadable content as soon as the game's released. It doesn't take long to burn through a track list. Activision has wasted no time in distributing the first "mix pack" for DJ Hero (which I reviewed earlier this week over yonder), but the pack's priced at $6 and doesn't include the ability to download individual mixes over Xbox Live or PlayStation Network.
You can download the mixes individually on Wii, however.
The DJ Hero "Extended Mix Pack 01" includes:
- “All Of Me” by 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige vs. “Radio Ga Ga” by Queen
- “DARE” by Gorillaz vs. “Can’t Truss It” Performed by Public Enemy
Even if the mixes were separated on all consoles, the downloadable content boils down to $3 per mix. By comparison, individual Guitar Hero 5 tracks are typically $2 each. When I contacted Activision, the company wouldn't confirm this as the standard price for future content.
"I cannot comment about future DJ Hero downloadable," said Guitar Hero public relations manager Aaron Grant in an e-mailed statement this morning, "but for the DJ Hero downloadable content that has been announced, individual mixes will cost $3."
The "David Guetta Mix Pack," which features three mixes, will be released on November 24.
It sounds like the pricing isn't final. If you think $3 is too much, make your voice heard.