EA Sports' B-baller travels to the factory early; will now be released before ESPN NBA 2K5 for just $39.99.
When the August NPD best seller charts were revealed, they left no question that EA Sports' Madden NFL 2005 was still the best-selling football game of the year. However, they also revealed it is facing stiff competition in the form of Take-Two and Sega's budget-priced ESPN NFL 2K5, which was released several weeks before. ESPN NHL 2K5 employed a similar strategy, hitting the virtual ice three weeks before NHL 2005.
News source: GameSpot