Honest question for the people mad about this, even if a $10 price increase is an issue why the fuck are you currently buying a brand new $400+ console at release? I simply don’t understand the way the personalities how to buy mt on nba 2k21 amplify outrage about anything. Two kinds of folks out here. People who are going to buy it and people who weren’t going to anyhow. Is this covetous? Yup. Will it matter? Nope. Tired of these threads every week.
As much as I do not want to pay more, we really need this. It’s been nearly 20 years since the price increase that is standard. The cost to make NBA 2K has over quadruped and inflation has taken its normal rise. The entire sector was afriad to boost the cost because the first matches to take the leap will get ridiculed. I really hate microtransactions, but let’s be real they become increasingly more of a essential evil if game companies can’t make the same profits they used to without them.
NBA 2K20 sold at least 8 million copies. That is nearly half a billion, if that was at $60 a pop. It doesn’t cost that much to make a new edition of NBA 2K every year. And that’s not including the many millions they rake in with microtransactions and however much they get out of game advertising deals. Yes, a price increase was probably at any stage, but in no way are 2K hurting for money to demand it. Nor will them increasing the base price of NBA 2K make the microtransactions lessens. NBA 2K likely doesn’t need the money the most, so they’re one of the few which can safely take the plunge into a higher cost.
In terms of the MT, yeahhhh that’s the issue:/ If higher costs meant lowering MT, that would make me happy. However, these companies are not likely to throw off a”good thing”. This has to be an indicator of a standard. I really don’t feel that 2K relies on nba2k21 mt MSRP for gain, I saw both 2K and Madden equally being marketed for $25 by Black Friday last year, and even ended up getting Madden from it, basically two months post release. These games wind up getting really cheap very quickly and 2K has been online game pass for a few months now in addition to being in humble bundles and getting other heavy discounts. If this is a bigger movement in costs, I wouldn’t be surprised.