In light of today's official Rock Band Wii announcement, we asked Harmonix if there was any chance the Guitar Hero 3 controller would be compatible with Rock Band (and vice versa). The response was less than hopeful, with Harmonix telling us it's up to Activision -- in other words, no. On the bright side, it gives us an opportunity to update our Guitar Compatibility Guide. Check it out after the break.


Xbox 360

Rock Band Stratocaster
Yes No* No**

Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul
Yes Yes Yes

Guitar Hero 2 Xplorer
Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation 3

Rock Band Stratocaster
Yes No

Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul
No Yes
Nintendo Wii

Rock Band Stratocaster
Yes No

Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul
No ***
Yes

Notes:
* Can navigate menus, but during the songs the green button is stuck down, orange is red, and everything else is dead
** Interestingly, the drums are recognized, so you can actually navigate menus using them, but playing songs is a no go.
*** From Harmonix spokesperson: "Support for the GHIII guitar peripherals in Rock Band on the Wii was not possible without Activision's permission. Therefore, any questions regarding lack of compatibility with GH III hardware should be directed to Activision."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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