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Rock Band hits milestones for downloads and songs

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It's been a little over a year since Harmonix rocked the music genre scene with their critically acclaimed, Rock Band. The title, which offered gamers the opportunity to play with more than just a guitar and a single buddy, allowed the usage of drums, guitars, bass and singing in order to create your own personal rock band. While the music scene had been dominated by Guitar Hero and DDR to an extent, both titles had never seen a boom like the one created by Harmonix.

Fast forward 13 months and Harmonix is proud to announce that with No Doubt's album release on December 11, they will surpass the 500 song benchmark for their product. That's correct. Harmonix will have released over 500 songs to gamers world wide and that's without the addition of country songs coming in the next couple of weeks. For those of you who may remember, Harmonix had set this goal for themselves to be achieved by the end of the year. However, they have reached the milestone with a couple of weeks to spare.

Adding onto this impressive feat, Harmonix has also reported that Rock Band has received 28 million song downloads. This is only furthered by the fact they only reported six million songs downloaded on March 20 of this year. That means, in a little over eight months, gamers have downloaded 22 million songs to enjoy.

PlayStation Universe would like to congratulate Harmonix on these accomplishments and we look forward to whatever is to come from the groundbreaking company.