Rock Band 4: Publisher Mad Catz Apologizes For Xbox One Shortages

It’s like the Smash Bros. Gamecube Adapter situation all over again!

Posted By | On 06th, Oct. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Rock Band 4, the revival of the classic rhythm game series (and also the plastic instruments based rhythm game genre) is now finally here, and the launch has not gone necessarily as smoothly as you would expect- apparently, the Xbox One version of the game is in short supply.

Regular readers of GamingBolt probably remember that the Xbox One version of the game, which is more expensive than the PS4 version, comes with a ‘legacy adaptor’ included in the package, which lets users use their Xbox 360 instruments on the Xbox One with Rock Band 4- apparently, this is the version of the game that seems to be in short supply, showing up as out of stock at all major retailers.

“We’re thrilled at the reception both critically and commercially to Rock Band 4 and have been overwhelmed with demand since pre orders opened,” Mad Catz global PR exec Alex Verrey told Eurogamer.

“For months now we have been saying again and again how important it was to pre-order if you wanted to receive hardware on day one. We did warn that demand would be high! To reassure fans, the standalone version of the game on Xbox One (which comes with the Legacy Game Controller Adapter included) has absolutely NOT been delayed in any way. As promised, it is shipping today and those who pre ordered will start receiving it from today.

“Retail will also be stocking it from today, with the game on shelves nationwide, however, as stated earlier, demand is high. More stock will be arriving throughout October and I would like to stress that the quickest way to ensure delivery is to get an order in now via retailers such as Game, Amazon or indeed the Mad Catz website.

“We’re deeply sorry if any fans are having difficulty purchasing today, we’re doing everything we can to make sure more stock arrives very shortly.”

Rock Band 4 is out right now- if you plan on getting it on Xbox One, you may wanna wait a while for the situation to settle down.

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  • ಠ_ಠ Roger X

    “We’re thrilled at the reception both critically and commercially to Rock Band 4 and have been overwhelmed with demand since pre orders opened”
    I know of zero people and zero stores who received their pre-orders of the legacy adapter edition on Xbox One on launch day. In other words, a demand of one would have been overwhelming. I literally have not seen one game/adapter combo actually appear in the wild yet. Please prove me wrong when I suggest this is a severe launch failure…

  • Ominous Prime

    I preordered and didn’t receive it. Preordering didn’t mean anything, and that was through Amazon. Madcatz and Harmonix simply didn’t make enough to meet the preorders. Walmarts didn’t even receive any locally for shipment and don’t even have the SKU for that specific version of the game. They had all of the other ones, though.


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