NBA 2K21 for PS5 and Xbox Series X more expensive $ 10 than the PS4 / XOne versions

An isolated incident or an emerging price trend?

Update # 2

As we found out, the price difference in the Old Continent will be lower than in the USA. In the case of PS4 and Xbox One, the price is EUR 69.99, and the version for new-generation consoles will receive a price of EUR 74.99.

Update # 1

A spokesman for 2K spoke about the reasons for the price increase. He says that this decision is dictated by the significant increase in quality achieved through the greater capabilities of the next-gen consoles. Changes will occur at the technological and performance levels. In addition, the game has been enriched with new content and is to have infinite potential replayability.

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  • NBA 2K21 will vary in price depending on the generation of console it will be released on;
  • both versions of the games will debut in different months and will have different graphics and performance;
  • more demanding fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, that is NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition.
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$ 69.99 (about 280 zlotys) is announced price NBA 2K21 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This price may not be shocking, but it is not difficult to notice that we will have to spend a little less money on copies of the game that will be released on consoles of the passing generation (here the fixed price is $ 59.99, i.e. about 240 zlotys).

However, it should be noted that these two versions of the games will be superficially different from each other, and their premieres will take place in different months. NBA 2K21 will debut on PS4 and XOne on September 4, and the next edition will be released during the holiday season with the arrival of the latest consoles.

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NBA 2K21 for PS5 and Xbox Series X more expensive $ 10 than the PS4 / XOne versionsNBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition

A special edition of the production with the subtitle will also be available for purchase Mamba Forever Edition (for $ 99.99, and in our equivalent – about PLN 400). We will find a lot of additional digital content in it, and on the cover we will see the late Kobe Bryant. In addition, after purchasing this version of the game, you get a second copy for the older / newer generation console from the same family.

NBA 2K21 has stand out on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with much better graphics and loading times reduced to a minimum. It can therefore be concluded that the increase in price is associated with a simultaneous increase in the quality of the product itself. Nevertheless, the situation on the market should be closely monitored, because it is possible that with the premiere of new consoles we will have to pay more for high-budget titles.

  • Official website of 2K
  • A tribute to Kobe Bryantaższ
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