The latest rhythm game ventures from Guitar Hero publisher Activision appear to have had their prices locked down, as online retailers are listing DJ Hero for $120 and the younger-skewing Band Hero for $200, higher asking prices than their predecessors.
Activision's upcoming DJ Hero, when bundled with its proprietary turntable controller, will apparently set you back $120 for the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. The PlayStation 2 version comes in a little cheaper at $99. Those prices come from DJ Hero "authorized retailers" Amazon, GameStop and Red Octane.
The mash-up focused DJ Hero runs higher than Activision's Guitar Hero line. The upcoming Guitar Hero 5 is currently up for pre-order at $99.
Band Hero, when bundled with microphone, drum kit and guitar controller, will run $199 according to GameStop. As GameSpot points out, that's more than the Guitar Hero World Tour kit. A surprising mark up, especially considering GameStop's recent clearance sale on Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, as well as a dip in spending on music-based titles.
All of these games run cheaper than MTV Games and Harmonix's The Beatles: Rock Band, which out prices the competition at $249 USD for the limited edition bundle. Who else is looking forward to massive markdowns on this glut of music games come springtime? I know I am!