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The Playstation 4 is dropping on Friday, and we're really seeing some interesting sales trends become evident on the Amazon best sellers list for the PlayStation 4. The top selling sports/racing genre game is Need for Speed Rivals, which comes in as the sixth overall game on the best-sellers list.

The big AAA team sports are also all having strong sales amongst items related to the PS4 platform. NBA 2K14 (8th), Madden NFL 25 (10th), and FIFA Soccer 14 (11th) are all among the top selling launch titles for the PlayStation 4. It stands to reason that each of those three games are seeing strong sales, as they are among the biggest sports game releases on the new console.

However, not all is good news as NBA Live 14 checks in at #65 on the best-sellers list. Considering we have seen exactly zero actual gameplay, there is a chance the series could be set for a very disappointing re-launch sales wise. If reviews of Live 14 come in low, it will be interesting to see how much stomach for the series' future EA is going to have. With Live 14 hitting shelves next Tuesday, there's no wonder people are hesitant about pulling the trigger -- the only hope for the series seeing success commercially will have to be on a very surprising strong critical performance to drive word of mouth sales.

Another interesting tidbit is that Pre-Orders of MLB 14 The Show actually bring it in at #42 on the list -- actually above NBA Live 14.

Member Comments
# 1 believeinnow @ 11/12/13 05:41 PM
When I went on Amazon, I have LIVE at #60 and The Show at #69, while NBA 2K14, Madden and FIFA are 8,9,and 10 respectively...meaning, this article is absolutely pointless and troll baiting.
 
# 2 MHammer113 @ 11/12/13 05:44 PM
MLB the show is going to sell more copies in week one then NBA Live 14 does until MLB's release. EA should take what they've done and make a college game and maybe that will distinguish them from NBA 2k because otherwise they cannot create a better product
 
# 3 napecori @ 11/12/13 05:47 PM
went to Target got Madden, FIFA, and Call of Duty free. Got 2k14 at GameStop. All ready to go!!!
 
# 4 ThrowBack @ 11/12/13 05:47 PM
Where does it say Live is ranked #60? I just checked and it says it is ranked #816.
 
# 5 eaterofworlds888 @ 11/12/13 05:50 PM
I really hope that NBA Live 14 can deliver. I used to be a Live guy back in the PS2/Gamecube days and I'd like to see them be successful again and competition is always good.
 
# 6 rkocjay @ 11/12/13 06:09 PM
Is madden really out of stock on Amazon or is it just me?
 
# 7 believeinnow @ 11/12/13 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ThrowBack
Where does it say Live is ranked #60? I just checked and it says it is ranked #816.
you might be looking at the overall best seller list...the author is referring to the PS4 list. But, the list changes every hour so a game can move from #1 to #12 in minutes, especially with their 2-for-1 deal
 
# 8 ccoaxum @ 11/12/13 06:34 PM
well EA is not worried about sales for nba live they already know 2k is going to take most of it away from them plus nobody trust them as of right now, so they already came in with mind set of not trying to compete with 2k as far as sales goes..so just cause it doesn't sell well does not mean its not a decent game...it lots of games that don't sell that maybe a good game to somebody who plays it
 
# 9 TheHypeMachine6 @ 11/12/13 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ccoaxum
well EA is not worried about sales for nba live they already know 2k is going to take most of it away from them plus nobody trust them as of right now, so they already came in with mind set of not trying to compete with 2k as far as sales goes..so just cause it doesn't sell well does not mean its not a decent game...it lots of games that don't sell that maybe a good game to somebody who plays it
Thats true that most had a less than positive vibe about NBA Live 14, but what did they do during the lead up to launch to push their game as being a true competitor to NBA 2K, defending them by saying they didn't come in wanting to compete with 2K, why not just put your tail between your legs and run for the hills EA Sports, and if the game doesn't sell, that means no revenue, which means people don't paid, which in turn means no game next year
 
# 10 TreyIM2 @ 11/12/13 07:11 PM
Got Madden, NBA 2K14 and Battlefield from Target on dat 2 and get 1 free not too long ago. Paid $114 cuz of my Target 'debit card'. Lol. Scheming on Fifa possibly next week to cash in on my $10 Amazon credit for the Watch Dog delay.
 
# 11 TheHypeMachine6 @ 11/12/13 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by believeinnow
When I went on Amazon, I have LIVE at #60 and The Show at #69, while NBA 2K14, Madden and FIFA are 8,9,and 10 respectively...meaning, this article is absolutely pointless and troll baiting.
For a game only launching on Next Gen & not even breaking the top 30, IMO thats not trolling thats stating the fact that Live has failed to launch (no pun intended)
 
# 12 drewst18 @ 11/12/13 07:31 PM
Picked up Madden, Killzone, CoD and B4. Will pick up NBA next friday after payday, pretty excited for launch, although kinda wishing I didn't grab Killzone as the other three will occupy most of my time it was just first game to drop so I bought it in excitement.
 
# 13 ccoaxum @ 11/12/13 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TheHypeMachine6
Thats true that most had a less than positive vibe about NBA Live 14, but what did they do during the lead up to launch to push their game as being a true competitor to NBA 2K, defending them by saying they didn't come in wanting to compete with 2K, why not just put your tail between your legs and run for the hills EA Sports, and if the game doesn't sell, that means no revenue, which means people don't paid, which in turn means no game next year
the game will sell but of course not going to sell more then 2k..if anybody expects EA to sell more then 2k in the first year back is on some drugs and being disrepectful towards 2k
 
# 14 ccoaxum @ 11/12/13 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseySuave4
Pretty much. EA has done a really bad job generating interest in this game. Even TV commercials, you see NBA 2k commercials on TV all the time now but I'm yet to see an NBA Live one. Unless the game has the most incredible gameplay of all time, why would you trust EA's NBA Live over NBA 2k?
lol i can't disagree with you at all...they really must have alot of confidence in the gameplay which makes me really interested in playing it
 
# 15 venga @ 11/12/13 08:55 PM
Come on EA don't be shy, show us some gameplay or cancel the game the day before its release ! things come in threes, as the saying goes... :'D
 
# 16 ccoaxum @ 11/12/13 08:56 PM
i think this year game is to just show ppl they are back and focused on making a solid basketball game...the next few years is where we really should see the competation for basketball pick up....this year is kinda like a small small welcome back party for EA basketball lol smh sad but true
 
# 17 BaylorBearBryant @ 11/12/13 10:56 PM
If I was getting a PS4 at launch, the only game I'd be interested in would be NBA2K. And that's out of ALL of them. Pretty meh launch titles if you ask me, maybe Killzone, but that game is just another first person shooter.
 
# 18 ccoaxum @ 11/13/13 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BaylorBearBryant
If I was getting a PS4 at launch, the only game I'd be interested in would be NBA2K. And that's out of ALL of them. Pretty meh launch titles if you ask me, maybe Killzone, but that game is just another first person shooter.
But killzone is not just some short story driven military campaign like other first person that's out right now so it's little different, it's almost an open world and you can choose what objective to do first which affects the story the other games don't let you do that...just my thoughts
 
# 19 Bam Bama @ 11/13/13 04:58 PM
Very true!
 
# 20 cepwin @ 11/13/13 07:37 PM
Those who have played it actually had decent things to say about it so we'll see. It's not going to beat 2Ks crazy graphics but EA has a better history with online play and with Ultimate team so again, we'll have to see. I want to try both..if nothing else to encourage competition.
 

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