MLB 2K12 and NBA 2K12 bundled on Xbox 360

2K Sports combining upcoming baseball simulator and October's basketball game into $70 package due March 6 exclusively for Microsoft's console.

2K Sports is hoping to draw cheers from sports game fans this March with a new double pack. Today, the company announced the MLB 2K12/NBA 2K12 Combo Pack, due out exclusively for the Xbox 360 on March 6.

2K Sports hopes baseball fans also like basketball.

Set for release alongside the stand-alone version of Major League Baseball 2K12 next month, the $70 combo pack includes a new copy of the company's latest baseball game, as well as the full version of October's NBA 2K12. That game scored a strong critical reception upon release and has sold over 4 million units.

As for Major League Baseball 2K12, 2K Sports promises the title will be a more faithful representation of the game in terms of presentation and gameplay. Additionally, the company is holding a tournament to hand out $1 million for the first gamers to record a perfect game.

For more on the games included in the combo pack, check out GameSpot's review of NBA 2K12 and latest preview of MLB 2K12.

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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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37 comments
XFFIGHTER
XFFIGHTER

Got combo pack for 65 dollars at sams club great deal

XanderZane
XanderZane

@dylan417 @XanderZane - That's really reaching for something to protect Microsoft.. ********************************************************** Well, the truth hurts, I know. People saying the MLB 2K12 game is crap and MLB: The Show is uber, but Sony's NBA game is worse then MLB 2K12 is it's not being offered with MLB: The Show, that's for sure. Actually, they canceled it, it was so bad. At least MLB 2K12 is improving. lol!! NBA 2K11 and 2K12 are the best basketball games on the planet right now. Yes, it's just as good as MLB:The Show. I've played all of them. Deal with it.

Ridonkeykong
Ridonkeykong

@sleepnsurf "Awesome deal. 2k baseball has gotten better every year as MLB tthe Show gets worse each year. might get this." lol

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I don't mind the odd sports game once and a while. This is kinda a good deal

dylan417
dylan417

@XanderZane - That's really reaching for something to protect Microsoft...

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Awesome deal. 2k baseball has gotten better every year as MLB tthe Show gets worse each year. might get this.

yman173
yman173

Good idea, bad pricing. Now if they bundled both games for $49 while lowering the individual prices to $39 & $29 respectively, then Id be in line.

XanderZane
XanderZane

@dylan417 MLB 12 The Show. *********************************************************** Yeah, but it doesn't come with Sony's crappy basketball games NBA: The Life & NBA: The Inside. lol!! Even MLB 2K series was better then Sony crappy basketball games.

XanderZane
XanderZane

@BigDawgSteve420 Meh, MLB:the Show is light years better than this series and just 1 copy of MLB:the Show is worth more than these two combined even with that price. ************************************************************* I don't think so. NBA2K12 = MLB: The Show. The MLB2K12 game is like a bonus. It's like you're getting NBA2K12 for $10. That's a good deal if you don't own either game.

jonzilla_basic
jonzilla_basic

This game looks good. I may have to slap down the 70

DarkKnight5688
DarkKnight5688

After watching this video, there was only one thing on my mind... Was Steven Strasburg reeeeeally there, or are you just saying that, 'cause the guy who was talking about the game....that wasn't Steven Strasburg.

insanitycheck6
insanitycheck6

@insanitycheck3, if they add football into the mix, it would be even more appealing

monson21502
monson21502

sounds like a good deal to me. but to be honest i havent really liked or bought a sports game since the dreamcast:P

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

Meh, MLB:the Show is light years better than this series and just 1 copy of MLB:the Show is worth more than these two combined even with that price.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

Not bad for 360 owners. PS3 owners need not look anywhere other than 'MLB:The Show'. I actually think that the analog 'gesture' pitching ruins the MLB 2K game. It's just not that fun or exciting. It's frustrating. They should have scrapped it for a better system by now. NBA 2K12 is great so this is a decent deal if you want both games.

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

Either way, it is a good idea. All the blasted sports games should be bundled together anyway. Too bad we cannot have a NFL 2K12 bundled with it too.

EPaul
EPaul

This is basically a way of boosting the MLB 2K12 sales

kca89
kca89

I was gonna skip NBA this year since I had 2k11 but I might pick this up assuming the $70 price tag is true.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

This is actually a great deal. I don't always play sports games. But when I do, I play NBA2K. And since they're bundling MLB with it, I may as well just give that a shot also!

LilRoss2k3
LilRoss2k3

moves like this are why i love 2k and still hate the fact that EA bought out the NFL rights. NFL2k5's 19.99 BRAND NEW price tag scared the crap out of EA. Now we don't get 2K's better football games....ugh.....

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I'm not a sports gamer, but I will play a good baseball game once in a great while. Wouldn't buy a NBA basketball video game I don't think..

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

How in the world does anyone pay 70 dollars for a sports game, you can buy this game in a year or two for dollar, thats how it always is with sports games. Plus its not like there are great differences year by year.

DrunkinPeasant
DrunkinPeasant

If MLB 2K12 is improved, as they say it is, I will definitely shell out 10 bucks more for the great NBA 2K12

PC-RUL3S
PC-RUL3S

I don't get American sports I am not saying Cricket is the best sport ever but neither is rounders or netball. I tried watching American football which I found kind of funny that it's called that since the aim of the game is to "Carry" the ball from one end to the other and not kick it. The problem I had with American football is that something would happen and then you would sit through 10 minutes of adverts and then something else would happen and we would be back to adverts again. I am not a fan of UK Football either I think they are all over paid pansies who over-react to ever knock in hopes of getting the other player sent off from all the sports I have watch I have to say the most interesting is Formula 1 and Clips of WRC and a splash of UFC/MMA.

bizuit
bizuit

So they are keeping NBA 2k12 $60 and making MLB 2k12 $10?

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

Lets hope MLB 2K12 isn't garbage like is has been almost every year.

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

I have no interest in sports video games... except unrealistic hockey games, because it's fun to check the goal keeper! But this is a good deal for anyone who likes them.

immortality20
immortality20

wow, good deal, i heard nba 2k12 was worth the play

wawasjohn
wawasjohn

good idea.but if they thing ps3 gamers are gonna pay 60 for 1 there kidding there self.

benandmax
benandmax

Your wrong, beeftaco. There are some athletes and in shape people who play sports. I play sports games all the time, but I'm willing to bet you wouldn't last a day doing my job (I work in the woods)

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

if u play sports games u must be a fatty who cant play sports in real life. get off the couch u fat mess

Cutepotatoes
Cutepotatoes

The show is way better. MLB by 2ksports is just terrible. Wish EA sports could do MLB again and 2k sports could get back to NFL games.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

That's because they know MLB 2K12 is a tough sale on its own. No need to do it on the PS3 because anyone wanting a baseball game, will get The Show.