ESRB dunks NBA Jam for 360, PS3

Ratings software board listings point to the arcade basketball title releasing on high-def consoles as well as Wii.

An ESPN report in early January gave gamers the first wind of a new NBA Jam title. The article said the title would be a Wii exclusive --something publisher Electronic Arts later confirmed--but now the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is speaking otherwise, asserting the title will also arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Boom-shaka-laka might also apply to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The ESRB, which organizes and classifies software in the United States and Canada, today listed NBA Jam for the above mentioned high-def consoles. The listing has since been yanked, but Joystiq managed to screen capture the description.

Additionally, the ESRB isn't the only ratings board to speak of the game leaping outside the Wii lines and heading to the Xbox 360 and PS3. In early July, the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), a self-regulating body that monitors the software industry in Germany, also pinned NBA Jam for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Electronic Arts hasn't officially mentioned the title's existence for the Xbox 360 or PS3, and as of press time, EA has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on the matter.

That said, the arrival of NBA Jam for the 360 and PS3 wouldn't be all too surprising. In February, an EA Canada software engineer listed "NBA Jam for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3" on her LinkedIn account account. She then speedily removed the mention of Xbox 360 and PS3 from the list.

NBA Jam is currently in development at EA Canada and is slated for an October 5 release for the Wii. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's E3 2010 floor check-in with EA Sports (embedded below) and a hands-on preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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35 comments
Vodoo
Vodoo

The Wii will have it for maybe a month, then XBL and PSN will get it, definately. Look at all the ignorant sources listing the game for all 3 systems, blowing up EA's real motives. EA must be pissed!!! Now that most people think it'll come to these other systems soon after, they're gonna most likely get on the the 360 or PS3 and not the WII just to play it in HD.

wahyudil
wahyudil

this is a public secret ...

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to hear that its also on the PS3 and 360

tremor33
tremor33

* "Boom-shaka-laka!" * "The Monster Jam!" * "Jams it in!" * "A spectacular dunk!" * "Wild Shot!" * "Slam-a-jamma!" * "From Downtown!" * "For Three!" * "He's on fire!" * "Get that outta here!" * "Baseline leaner!!" * "From long range!" * "Grabs the rebound!" * "The nail in the coffin!" - in closing seconds of game. * "Whoomp, there it is!" * "Puts up a brick!" * "Can't buy a bucket!" * "Is it the shoes?!?" * "Tenacious D"

jedikevin2
jedikevin2

Seems many are trying to "push" this game onto the other consoles. Its kinda weird to see all this "please come to ps3 and xbox 360". Let there be a official announcement. If not, we need to stop making these "theory news". This should be in rumor control if anything gamespot.

erix43
erix43

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SSJ4CHRIS
SSJ4CHRIS

I hope this would come out for the PS360's also. I might get it on Wii though just because I have a total of 3 games for it, and one of those came with the system. I hope it keeps the button cheats for things like unlimited turbo or uber defense. Air Dog/Bill Clinton was my friend and my ultimate team. HE'S ON FIRE!! Why not Obama this time? He's balled at a UNC practice and picked Duke for a Final Four bid, so he would be a great hidden character. And Hillary, Dubya, and an "Arabic" looking character.

jagfan44
jagfan44

I want another NBA Street game. Those are always fun to play and the last one, Homecourt was released like 3 or 4 years ago.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

oh well i was gonna buy on the wii.If its conformed on Ps3 then i might get it on Ps3

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

Hopefully it will come to other consoles but unless they've done a lot of work and added a lot of things it seems like it could really just be an XBLA or PSN title.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Even if it is only rumored still, I'm more than happy with watching the sales on the Wii tank and hold out until it gets ported over to one of my other systems.

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

I can only hope. I'm too cheap for multiple systems and PS3 is my horse this gen. I love NBA Jam so much that I won't even care if it ports over with Wii graphics. Well... maybe a little.

TheArcade
TheArcade

Also, IS IT THE SHOES? WELCOME TO NBA JAM!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY!!

TheArcade
TheArcade

Wish it were NBA Jam T.E. HD Remix.

Flint247
Flint247

As long as everyone gets to play, let's stop whining. :)

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

einstein_13 you should change your name it doesn't suit you. This has nothing to do with 'respecting' Nintendo. NBA Jam was never exclusive to Nintendo I personally owned it for Sega Genesis. It's a great old-skool game and like most classics from 3rd party devs it should be available for everybody to play. I'm pumped that it's coming to PS3 myself this is great news. Dibs Al Gore! Maybe we'll get lucky and they will put Manbearpig in the game for him to jam on.

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

Man, can't wait to take those shots FROM DOWNTOWN!!!!!! BOOMSHAKALAKA!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Good, i hope its oldschool 2v2 arcade or at least has that included, was so fun !

dylan417
dylan417

I'm ready to kick it old skool.

unreal_master
unreal_master

@ jackholeface00 what deep games cod? :l fail.

gago-gago
gago-gago

Very nice. I wanted this is true gaming HD.

cjasko94
cjasko94

everyone is going to be the Miami Heat though... ..

cjasko94
cjasko94

Yes, id rather buy it for my PS3 then wii.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

If I were EA I'd just make it a Wii exclusive. I have a PS3 and really don't care if this game comes out for it or not. Don't get me wrong; I have great memories of NBA Jam in the arcades from like 15 years ago. But now I the prefer deep, quality games that you play for a while. That's why I think this is a good fit for Wii--it'd go along nicely with all those other novelty games you play for 20 minutes until the A.D.D. kicks in and you do something else.

cRaZyGaMeR22
cRaZyGaMeR22

i really hope they bring JAM to the 360, brings back memories on the super NES

einstein_13
einstein_13

ea sports should respect nintendo ... shame on you

CyleM
CyleM

I think we all knew this would happen.

Tri-Enforcer
Tri-Enforcer

In before Wii fan boys start feeling betrayed. I'm still getting the Wii Version as the HD ones won't be that different. Plus the Wii one will be cheaper--so it's a better value.