NBA 2K is a basketball franchise published by Take-Two Interactive. It is by far the best-selling basketball series and is becoming one of the best-selling franchises of all time, standing at almost 90 million as of December 2018[1]. The series originally started in 1999 under the Sega Sports label before Take-Two bought the developers in 2005.

Individual entries[edit | edit source]

Title Year Sales

(Millions)

Source
NBA 2K 1999
NBA 2K1 2000
NBA 2K2 2001/2002
NBA 2K3 2002
ESPN NBA Basketball 2003 35
ESPN NBA 2K5 2004 1.6 [2]
NBA 2K6 2005
NBA 2K7 2006
NBA 2K8 2007
NBA 2K9 2008 2 [3]
NBA 2K10 2009 2 [4]
NBA 2K11 2010 5.5 [5]
NBA 2K12 2011 4 [6]
NBA 2K13 2012 4 [7]
NBA 2K14 2013 7 [8]
NBA 2K15 2014 7 [9]
NBA 2K16 2015 4 [10]
NBA 2K17 2016 8.5 [11]
NBA 2K18 2017 10 [12]
NBA 2K19 2018 12 [13]
NBA 2K20 2019 14 [14]
NBA 2K21 2020 8 [15]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://ir.take2games.com/news-releases/news-release-details/take-two-interactive-software-inc-reports-strong-results-10?ID=2386288&c=86428&p=irol-newsArticle
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20071028115051/http://www.next-gen.biz/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3537&Itemid=2&pop=1&page=1
  3. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/nba-2k9-reaches-2-million-sales-worldwide
  4. https://www.destructoid.com/nba-2k10-sells-2-million-brings-back-mike-wang-for-2k11-162361.phtml
  5. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/take-two-sales-sink-12-in-june-quarter/1100-6327818/
  6. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/red-dead-redemption-sells-13m-nba-2k12-hits-4m/1100-6349683/
  7. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bioshock-infinite-ships-4-million-copies/1100-6412248/
  8. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/with-nba-2k14s-huge-success-why-doesnt-2k-make-mor/1100-6421599/
  9. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-08-21-grand-theft-auto-series-has-shipped-over-220m-copies
  10. https://www.ign.com/articles/2015/10/02/nba-2k16-sales-figures-revealed
  11. https://venturebeat.com/2017/08/02/with-8-5-million-sales-nba-2k17-is-more-dominant-than-the-warriors/
  12. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180802005110/en/NBA-2K18-Hits-Franchise-Sales-Record
  13. https://twitter.com/mattbertz/status/1158483471288827904
  14. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-08-03-take-two-ceo-its-a-matter-of-time-before-the-business-is-entirely-digital
  15. https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/08/nba-2k21-pushes-take-two-to-860-9-in-q4-2020-revenue-down-7-5/
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