Originally Posted by BritInVA
This actually looks like may suit them couple of questions
1) You say "plus it shares a music store w/ the main GH franchise" does this mean they can buy additional specific tracks? If yes how much do they typically cost?
2) In addition to the Wii they have the XBox 360....... what is the beter system to use. I would think Xbox will have better graphics.
For multiplatform games, go w/ the 360. Graphically, it will be nicer.
Yes - you can download new tracks that you purchase w/ Wii/XBL Points. While w/ the Rock Band franchise, the Wii is limited in terms of how much content is available (though far less so w/ RB3 than it's predecessors), the Guitar Hero games have been on par feature-wise on all systems since last years' GH5 & Band Hero releases.
Single tracks are generally $2/each, occasional freebies or $1 tracks pop up. As well, tracks are often sold in "packs" - allowing you to make a multi-song purchase for a slight discount. Band Hero shares the Guitar Hero music store servers, so any GH tracks can be purchased & played in Band Hero.
On 360, tracks obviously are stored on the console's hard drive. For Wii, you need to use an SD card - cards up to 32GB are supported.
As a player who still digs on the genre, I gotta say from a gameplay & content standpoint, the RB franchise is vastly superior to GH in pretty much every way. And Harmonix did a great job on RB3 Wii - pretty much every lacking feature from the previous 2 games is now in the current Wii version. Hands down the Wii's best music title.
If your daughters are more interested in just singing, there are sseveral music games of that sort out there. If they are GLEE fans, there is a GLEE Sing It (uses USB microphones) that is currently a Wii exclusive.