Microsoft has announced that "All You Need is Love," the first downloadable song for The Beatles: Rock Band
, became the fastest-selling tune in the franchise's history within the first two days of availability. We'd like to believe that the Xbox-exclusive track was entirely propelled by the spirit of philanthropy, with proceeds from sales ("tens of thousands of dollars," Microsoft says) benefiting Doctors Without Borders, but its success probably comes from the fact that it's "All You Need is Love." By The Beatles.
A limited edition Beatles-themed Xbox 360
, bearing artwork from the game's introduction video, was also sold by Microsoft during an online charity auction. After ten days, the system took off for $17,300.
If you've yet to expand the legendary band's in-game lineup or hope to gain entry in the on-going Beatles sweepstakes
, keep in mind that revenue from "All You Need is Love" is still going to charity. All you need is 160.