This virtual NBA won't ever go on strike

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More On: NBA 2K12
2K Sports announced that it's going to release NBA Christmas Day game simulations and holiday discounts for NBA 2K12.  You'll get the full game simulations of the Christmas Day match-ups between the Knicks-Celtics, Mavericks-Heat, Lakers-Bulls, Thunder-Magic, and Warriors-Clippers.  So if you want to know how the action might play out this year, that's your chance for a preview.
Also today through December 11, you can get NBA 2K12 for $39.99 for the 360 and PS3, and for a limited time you can get NBA 2K12 for the iPhone and iPad for $2.99 and $4.99, respectively.
For full details, follow the jump.
2K Sports Welcomes Back Basketball

Celebrates return of NBA basketball with Christmas Day game simulations and discounts on NBA 2K12

New York, NY – December 8, 2011– 2K Sports announced today plans to release NBA Christmas Day game simulations and promotional holiday discounts for NBA® 2K12, the latest iteration of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. NBA 2K12will provide full-game simulations of the Christmas Day match-ups between the Knicks-Celtics, Mavericks-Heat, Lakers-Bulls, Thunder-Magic and Warriors-Clippers, offering fans a first look at how the action could unfold on December 25, 2011. In addition to the game simulations, 2K Sports is celebrating the holiday season by partnering with to offer deep discounts on NBA 2K12 from December 8-11, 2011.

“It sure feels like Christmas has arrived early here at 2K Sports,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re obviously thrilled that NBA basketball is set to return, so we are offering several ways for fans to join us in our excitement.”

Using NBA 2K12’s innovative NBA Today feature, stats, rosters, schedules and ratings will all be updated for the start of the NBA season, reflecting real-time events from actual NBA games. Players can expect everything in NBA 2K12 to mirror what’s happening in the league, from rookie signings and free agency movement, right down to the players’ newest shoes.

NBA 2K12 Product Discounts
Starting today and lasting through December 11, will offer NBA 2K12 for $39.99 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, a $20 dollar discount from the suggested retail price of $59.99. Additionally, for a limited time, 2K Sports will sell NBA 2K12 for the iPhone and iPad for the discounted prices of $2.99 and $4.99, respectively. These discounts come at the perfect time for fans of the series, or for that gamer on anyone’s holiday shopping list.

Christmas Day Game Simulations
During the week of December 19, 2K Sports will use full-length video from NBA 2K12 to simulate the results of all five NBA games played on Christmas Day. These video clips will provide a realistic and compelling visual prediction of the day’s main events. To view, fans should go to

Unique Add-On Content
Legends Showcase*, the downloadable add-on content for NBA® 2K12, is now available to be downloaded via PlayStation®Network or Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Legends Showcase creates a truly unique basketball experience for all fans, featuring a new, cell-shaded art style set in New York City’s iconic Times Square.

About NBA 2K12
Fans can now take control of 15 hoops icons, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Julius Erving in NBA 2K12’s all new NBA’s Greatest mode. Each of these 15 basketball legends were meticulously recreated with an uncanny level of detail, including period-specific depictions of their arenas, team uniforms, signature moves, and even historically accurate broadcast presentation styles. NBA 2K12 also features a revamped shooting mechanic with Total Shot Stick Control and an all-new post-play system, which allow fans to experience an unprecedented basketball simulation.

NBA 2K12 is now available at leading video game retailers nationwide for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Games for Windows®.

*Add-on content.  Requires NBA 2K12 to play.

NBA 2K12 is rated E for Everyone by theESRB. For more information on 2K Sports, visit For more information on NBA 2K12, visit  

2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*According to 2008 - 2011 and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through October 2011.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at

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