Microsoft Won’t Explain Why Some ‘Lips’ DLC More Expensive Than Others

If you’re wondered why the next few weeks of “Lips” downloadable content has one song oddly priced above the others, you’re not alone, but even after we asked, Microsoft’s logic remains unclear; the company would not disclose to us how they price songs.


Microsoft has so far remained committed to offering additional music every week for their “Lips” karaoke game, but some red flags were raised this week when the next few weeks of “Lips” downloadable content contains one song that’s priced slightly higher than the others for no discernible reason.

Take this week, for example. Which of these is not like the other?

Available On January 16
“When I Grow Up” by The Pussycat Dolls (160 MP)
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers (180 MP)
“Erase/Rewind” by The Cardigans (160 MP)

This pattern of one song being priced above the others occurs over the next two weeks, as well. If there’s a reason for it, Microsoft isn’t telling.

“While we aren’t able to comment on the details of pricing decision,” said a Microsoft representative over e-mail this afternoon, “Microsoft is committed to providing a great value with Lips DLC by offering fun and popular songs and music videos that extend the ’Lips’ party experience.”

That doesn’t answer our original question, unfortunately. Microsoft won’t disclose the reasoning behind certain songs being priced higher than others, though as GayGaymer speculated, the pricier songs appears to be the ones Microsoft may suspect selling best.

Are these songs compelling enough that you’re willing to pay more?

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