NBA 2K21 and the Inevitable Inflation of Next-Gen Game Prices from tonghuan's blog

NBA 2K21 announced its most expensive version of the cover art-Mamba Forever, the price of the standard version and the next-generation game console are both 99.99 US dollars / 84.99 pounds. Some users are dissatisfied with EA's use of the late Kobe Bryant as the most expensive version of the game's model, while other users say that NBA 2K20 MT fully meets their needs.

The price of the new standard version of the game console is much higher than the original, I am not sure if this will be the new model. As of now, it is unclear whether the prices of all DLC games will generally rise, and completely omit the bad micro-transactions of the series that are well known or will be used as new standards.

According to, $60 in 2006 "equivalent to $76.31 of purchasing power in 2020, a difference of $16.31 in 14 years. Inflation rate in 2006 was 3.23%. The current year-on-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 0.12%.” A 2K spokesperson told Digital Trends, “We believe that our suggested retail price for NBA 2K21 on the next-generation platform fully represents the value of the products offered.” Other publishers have not announced their upcoming release Retail prices of books, but it’s no surprise if they follow the 2K model.

The price of console games has remained unchanged for ten years. As user demand grows, they prefer realistic graphics and excellent performance/high fps. The price increase is only a matter of time, but it makes me wonder whether ordinary players will pay the initial price point. The growth rate is not very large, but I hope that the next generation of game console owners (such as those who are interested in Xbox Series X) will be able to justify such inflation by including DLC. Anyone who knows the production cost of video games knows that raising the price is completely reasonable.

If you haven’t checked the latest trailer for NBA 2K21, you can find all the covers for Kobe Bryant, Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson below. You will find that NBA 2K21 will be released on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC on September 4, 2020. It will also be released with Xbox Xbox X and PS5 as game console launch titles. Buy 2K20 MT in the latest version will bring a more convenient and faster game experience.

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