NBA 2K13 sets franchise sales record

First-week sales for 2K Sports' new basketball sim jump 49 percent over previous record-holder NBA 2K11 due to "expanding global popularity."

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NBA 2K13's tipoff was a record-breaker for publisher 2K Sports. The company today announced that first-week sales for NBA 2K13 jumped 49 percent over the previous record-holder NBA 2K11.

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2K attributed this rise to the "expanding global popularity of the NBA 2K brand," adding that international sales of NBA 2K13 rose 66 percent over NBA 2K11.

The online space for NBA 2K13 has also proven popular with gamers. According to 2K, the number of online users during the game's first week more than doubled over last year's NBA 2K12. Additionally, the number of online games played rose 127 percent over last year's game.

NBA 2K13 was developed by Visual Concepts and is currently available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, and PC. The Wii U version will release in North America as a launch title for the system on November 18, and in Europe on November 30.

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