NBA 2K13 breaks franchise sales records

NBA 2K13 sold 49% more in its first week than the previous record holder, NBA 2K11, according to 2K Sports.

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To quote an elder statesman of the basketball genre, NBA 2K13 is on fire. 2K Sports announced today that the the game broke franchise sales records in its first week, toppling the previous franchise record-holder NBA 2K11.

According to 2K, 2K13 sold 49% more than 2K11 did. The company credits the global market for this, since the international sales of the game were 66% higher than 2K11. The company also boasts that online users doubled from last year's installment, and the number of online games increased 127%.

2K is getting more of a foothold in the basketball market, which will make for an interesting battle next year. EA recently canceled NBA Live 13, the third time in a row the company nixed one of its basketball titles. It claims to be aiming for next year, but after so long of going unopposed, 2K may have a competitive edge in the market. And Jay-Z.

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    October 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, NBA 2K13 breaks franchise sales records.

    NBA 2K13 sold 49% more in its first week than the previous record holder, NBA 2K11, according to 2K Sports.

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      October 12, 2012 12:39 PM

      Jesus, Crabs, how many copies did you buy?

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        October 12, 2012 12:43 PM

        Probably none. Can you even buy it on PC yet?

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          October 12, 2012 12:58 PM

          I think so.

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            October 12, 2012 12:58 PM

            Wait, no pc version is next week.

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              October 12, 2012 2:49 PM

              It's been out since Oct 2, you just can't buy it digitally or from Gamestop.

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      October 12, 2012 1:21 PM

      Wow. People really are sheep. Just because JayZ put his name on it? Really?

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        October 12, 2012 1:22 PM

        Yeah, nothing to do with 2k making excellent sports simulations...

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          October 12, 2012 1:57 PM

          What else accounts for a 50% increase in sales? The incredible ganeplay which is largely identical to last year's version?

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        October 12, 2012 2:00 PM

        I'm betting it's because shoe creator was back in.

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          October 12, 2012 2:20 PM

          Probably minor, I don't think international markets care as much about jayz as domestic us.

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      October 12, 2012 2:43 PM

      Now Novato can finally have 2K Stadium! They've needed a new place for their all-star team for so long.

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        October 13, 2012 5:43 PM

        I've bought every 2k since 10, and 13 is the shit, hands down. I don't even listen to JayZ, I'm into death metal lol but the gameplay is solid as fuck. Great Game, glad to see they've come up. EA doesn't have shit on 2K.

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      October 14, 2012 12:24 AM

      EA didn't release an NBA game 3 years in a row, but "only" cancelled it twice. The last iteration was supposed to be a 2-year effort.