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NBA 2K19 Sells an Estimated 1.23 Million Units First Week at Retail

NBA 2K19 Sells an Estimated 1.23 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 January 2019 / 15,311 Views

The basketball simulation game from publisher 2K Sports and developer Visual Concepts - NBA 2K19 - sold 1,226,470 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending September 15.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 775,485 units sold (63%), compared to 414,997 units sold on the Xbox One (34%) and 35,988 units for the Nintendo Switch (3%).


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 829,346 units sold (68%), compared to 126,775 units sold in Europe (10%) and 11,988 units in Japan (1%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 26,884 units in the UK, 20,439 units in Germany, and 21,563 units in France.

Here is how NBA 2K17' first week sales compare to other recent games in the franchise:

  1. NBA 2K16 - 1.58 million
  2. NBA 2K18 - 1.33 million
  3. NBA 2K19 - 1.23 million
  4. NBA 2K17 - 1.04 million
  5. NBA 2K14 - 0.96 million
  6. NBA 2K15 - 0.86 million

NBA 2K19 released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and Android on September 11.

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mandalore76 (on 02 November 2018)

Well deserved. Playing GM mode in 2K19 on my Switch with friends, after having put about 170 hours into 2K18. 2K manages to increase the production value every year, which is more than I can say for EA's annual Madden retreads.

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Thechalkblock (on 02 November 2018)

i'm guessing that with digital sales included this is the best launching 2k so far. digital sales are extremely important when measuring a game's success nowadays.

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