Compatible with Nintendo Wii Console, Affordable Card Boosts Storage Capacity For Plenty of Downloadable Music and Extras
CES 2009, South Hall, Booth # 30659, LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2009 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced a 2-gigabyte (GB)2 Rock Band 2 SD™ gaming card, significantly increasing the storage capacity available to gamers using the Nintendo® Wii™ console. This memory boost enables users to conveniently store additional content without worrying about running out of space.
"We are launching the SanDisk Rock Band 2 SD card to enhance the playing experience on the Wii," said Christopher Moore, director of product marketing, consumer products division, SanDisk. "Video games like Rock Band 2 frequently offer downloadable extras, and gamers need to have an affordable and convenient means of storing this bonus content. The SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD gaming card meets that demand."
Rock Band 2 for Wii, developed by Pi Studios under the direction of Harmonix, is fully featured with online modes including World Tour and Battle of the Bands, an innovative character creator, weekly downloadable content and more! With more than 100 songs3 on the Rock Band 2 Wii soundtrack, Rock Band 2 Wii owners have access to the most impressive music catalogue for a music-based videogame on the console. In addition, fans can expect a future roll-out of new and current downloadable content until the entire back catalogue is available.
The SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD gaming card is the storage solution that Wii gamers have been looking for, allowing them to take advantage of Rock Band 2's memory-intensive features. Since a single song can require up to 24 megabytes (MB)4 of memory, quickly filling up the Wii's 512MB of onboard storage, the SanDisk Rock Band 2 SD gaming card provides enough storage space for at least 75 downloadable songs and enables gamers to take advantage of Rock Band 2's extra content.
Beyond storing bonus Rock Band 2 content, gamers can use the SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD gaming card in a variety of applications.
The SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD gaming card is expected to be available for U.S. retailers this Spring, and carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $12.99.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk (www.sandisk.com/corporate) is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
1The number of songs that fit on the Rock Band 2 SD card may vary based on size of individual songs downloaded. Approximation based on 24MB Rock Band 2 game music files.
2 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.
3 The Rock Band 2 game disc will feature 84 tracks. In addition, players will have access to an additional 20 free DLC tracks following the game's launch. Online connection required.
4 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes
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