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How Much Does Guitar Hero Cost?

 
low costGuitar Hero I: $40average costGuitar Hero II: $50high costGuitar Hero II Bundle: $80
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The Guitar Hero game series for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 game consoles allows players to use a guitar-shaped controller to play along with famous rock songs in order to progress in the game.

Typical costs:

  • Guitar Hero I, game only (no guitar controller), is around $40 new from Amazon[1] .
  • Guitar Hero II, game only (no guitar controller), is around $50 new from Amazon[2] .
  • Bundles are available for both the game and a RedOctane Gibson SG guitar controller. $70 for Guitar Hero I plus a guitar controller. Guitar Hero II plus a guitar controller is around $80 from Game Express[3] or GameStop.com.
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What should be included:
  • With game only: Game disc and instruction book.
  • With bundle: game disc, instruction book, guitar controller, adjustable strap, and sticker sheet.
Additional costs:
  • $40, for a RedOctane Gibson SG guitar controller (if not purchased with a game).
  • Wireless guitar controllers are also available from other manufacturers, starting at $50, including the Guitar Mania Wireless V Guitar by TAC[4] or the Wireless Guitar Frontman Controller by Nyko.
  • Around $20 for a protective case for the guitar controller. Available at EBGames.com, Gamestop.com, and Walmart.com[5] .
  • Around $50 and up for an amplifier, which provides a more realistic sound. Available from Walmart.com[6] .
  • An extra memory card for the Playstation 2 will ensure that there is enough space to save your game. A Sony 8 MB[7] memory card is $25.
Discounts:
  • Some online vendors[8] offer the Guitar Hero game at a discounted rate.
Shopping for guitar hero:
  • Try out the game before buying by renting from Blockbuster[9] or online from .
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Bought the original 1 1/2 years ago
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: casual gamer in Everywhere, Other.Posted: September 24th, 2007 02:09AM
Store: Fry's
I bought the original Guitar Hero for PS2 a few months after it first came out. I paid $80 for the original version. You can still get Guitar Hero 1 from Red Octane's site, but with Guitar Hero 2 out and Guitar Hero 3 (and Rock Band) on the way, why bother?
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External Resources:
  1.  www.amazon.com/Guitar-Hero-1-Game-Only/dp/B000GDPHAE/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-4928722-3669734?i...
  2.  www.amazon.com/Guitar-Hero-2-Game-Only/dp/B000I4JJRI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-4928722-366973...
  3.  www.gameexpress.com/product_detail.cfm?UPC=047875950214&Section=&SearchCriteria=guitar%...
  4.  www.amazon.com/Sony-Playstation2-Guitar-Mania-Wireless/dp/B000HC9JX0/ref=sr_1_3/102-492...
  5.  www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5301021
  6.  www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?dest=9999999997&product_id=5459679&sourceid=01000000...
  7.  us.playstation.com/PS2/Accessories/SCPH-10020U
  8.  www.mysimon.com/compare-prices/sony-playstation-2
  9.  www.blockbuster.com/storelocator/findStores
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