Rock Band release date shuffling causes Canadian delay, Americans can likely only get it at launch in 2007

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Let’s clear up some recent Rock Band release date shuffling. The dates are: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are scheduled for an American release on November 20, 2007, while the PlayStation 2 version will be released in America on December 18, 2007. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be available alongside the PlayStation 2 version in Canada on December 17, 2007, and will be released in Europe in early 2008.

Publisher Electronic Arts has previously noted it won’t be producing enough copies of the music-rhythm game for the American holiday season to meet demand, leading Joystiq to surmise Canadian supplies are being redirected to America.

Electronic Arts president John Riccitiello predicts that Rock Band bundles may be tough to come by for a while. “We won’t be able to put up enough inventory to meet the demand of this fiscal or calendar year,” Riccitiello also added that those who don’t buy at launch “won’t be getting one for Christmas, unless you know someone at one of our retailers.”