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NBA Baller Beats Disappoints With Only 3000 Copies Sold In September

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Posted on October 12, 2012 AT 04:40pm

It turns out that NBA fans would rather play basketball with an old fashioned controller than with an actual basketball inside. That’s pretty obvious judging by the sales for NBA Baller Beats last month.

According the NPD Group (via Joystiq), the rhythmic ball-dribbling game only sold 3000 copies last month.

That’s pretty bad for its debut month—even the horrid Hulk Hogan’s Main Event managed to pull 12,000 copies in a month, and that game was plain garbage.

Then again, the niche audience that would buy NBA Baller Beats must be pretty small, since you need a wide open room with hard floors (and no neighbors) in order to play effectively.

By contrast, NBA 2K13 from 2K Sports did a much better job in sales.

Despite not having the glamour of Kinect-supported gameplay and motion control features packed-in, the much more traditional NBA-licensed basketball title has sold over half a million copies in its first 30 days.

Source: Joystiq

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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