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Old 09-04-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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NBA 2K series just as big as Grand Theft Auto series.

When you consider a Grand Theft Auto title releases every 5 years and on average sells 35-40 million units and NBA 2K releases every year and is on pace to average 8 million units sold yearly. If you do the math then in a 5 year time frame NBA 2K is equal in sales to Grand Theft Auto. Even more interesting is the fact the NBA series may be more profitable considering the astronomical cost it takes to develop a GTA title. GTA 5 cost 265 million dollars to develop and advertise http://www.ibtimes.com/gta-5-costs-2...roduced-report.
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its not equivalent. GTA could pull in those numbers every year like madden and COD
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its not equivalent. GTA could pull in those numbers every year like madden and COD
This is true, but I do not think it is possible to release a GTA5 like game every year. They would have to hire a hell of a lot more people and put in a ton of resources to do it. Maybe every other year if they really pushed it.
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its not equivalent. GTA could pull in those numbers every year like madden and COD
The fact of the matter is GTA is not released every year. Never has, never will so it is equivalent when you look at the sales and release history.
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Re: NBA 2K series just as big as Grand Theft Auto series.

What's GTA?

In my circle this is the biggest, must buy, can't wait, and addiction-jitters causing game.
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:24 PM   #6
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Basketball isn't popular at all when you look worldwide, so nba 2k is a niche game. Other genres of games like rpg's, shooters, mobas etc. appeals to MUCH wider audience.
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He is right... in a 5 year span which is what GTA does between releases, 2k is about there now with copies sold I think
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NBA 2K series just as big as Grand Theft Auto series.

I haven't played GTA since Vice City but that's a fair assessment.

When you look at the atmosphere even BEFORE a Grand Theft Auto is about to be released, damn near the entire city is on notice. Is not the appropriate choice for kids, but I see people (specially MOTHERS) trading in their child's used game for a new released GTA title, that's just how it is.

Personally I don't mind. Not a fan of games with an ending. I remember after doing all the missions for GTA I'd get bored and trade it in for cash or in store credit you know. As far as 2K goes, only reason I'm not playing in leagues for 2k14 first gen is because, guess what, I traded the game in.

2k has set such a high standard for players and the industry. When you take a look at how close they are to their community, I mean it's almost like, this is the real NBA. While the real NBA is a theatrical razzmatazz (if you will) of the game.

I won't get into it too much as it pertains to the topic but, you hear it from the players. Paul Pierce, LeBron w/ his kids playing it, Doc Rivers sharing how Austin Rivers always fights w/ his brother over the game. Not to mention, he states that, you can tell a lot about the person just by the team they pick because he watches his team play it.

In the nitty gritty, I don't mean to make both titles into a competition as I know what the thread is intended for. But 2k to me, equates so much more than just the sport as oppose to the message GTA transcends. Aside from buying land and investing a ton of money, 2K has the community and that trumps everything.


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