In a note to investors today, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter said to expect Electronic Arts’ holiday quarter revenues to drop to $1.46 billion from $1.52 billion, reflecting roughly a million unsold copies of the $60 game.
Great article. I hadn’t known that the NBA 2K series was outdoing EA in both sales and critical reception.
EA postponing Elite 11 means one of two things: Either they really care about putting out quality or Elite 11 was such a magnificent disaster that releasing it would have damaged the brand for an entire generation of gamers.
I think 2k11 is going to be amazing. The demo plays great. There’s momentum, now, which means no more ice skating. Plus the control scheme lets you pull off highlight plays without it feeling like a Tekken combo.
Seems like the latter. I suspect that if Elite had gone to market, 2K would have shit-kicked them, to the point that they wouldn’t be considered competitors until the next console generation.
If you’re at all a sports fan. If you haven’t picked up this series in a year or two, now is the time to return. Jordan’s presence makes the game almost heirloom-quality. Michael Jordan was the last true appointment-television superstar in sports. Now he’s the first appointment superstar in sports video games. Don’t Buy It
If you don’t have and have never had any interest in basketball. With Jordan, 2K Sports has made a broadly appealing game but its basis is still simulation-quality basketball, which will be most fun for those who can recognize the star performers and legends, and who know how a team plays together.
Yea, by all accounts NBA 2K11 is pretty incredible. From what I have read, the lead designer of NBA 2K up to 9, Mike Wang, left for EA and worked on NBA Live 10 (which was considered neck-and-neck with 2K10, at the least). Unfortunately for EA, he left afterwards due to “creative differences” and went back to 2K. Maybe EA should’ve just let him do the job he was hired for…