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Why buy sports games every year?

NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA… the list goes on.
Every year, a “new” sports game comes out with a 60 dollars price tag.
Why buy sports games every year?

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big_silky2118d ago

I never understood people who buy a console and literally all they play/buy is sports games. Seriously, no curiosity about something other than guys tossing a ball around?

Sunny_D2118d ago

Because people are retarded sheep or casuals.

Army_of_Darkness2118d ago

I don't know anybody who goes off and buys the same sports game every year with differences that the casuals might not even notice... but hey, its somehow a sucessful thing for EA?!?! over 10 years of this sh1t!!! Craaazy!

darthv722118d ago

I do think at this time they can make updated rosters available for existing titles so you dont buy a whole new game for little updates.

JsonHenry2118d ago

I can't think of a reason to buy any sports game. Let alone a new one every year.

fedex6822118d ago

that said it does not make any sense to buy a sports game every year. You get one you should be good!

Shang-Long2118d ago

i have nothing i buy sports games every other year at least. but i think for people who play online alot. they wanna get the new title every year. Like Fifa soccer i know ppl who buy it every year so they can keep playin online with their friends

BlackHairyTongue2118d ago

Yea I do that with Madden and Fifa, but I get NHL every year because 1: I'm Canadian and 2: I like beer.

vulcanproject2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

Dont buy many sports titles, and the ones that i do often alternate. I might buy one a year at most from FIFA, PES, Tiger woods and Football manager. That way there is at least a couple years before i buy a new version whereupon they might actually have added something new and fresh from the last time i played it.

I bought Tiger woods 11 this year after six years since purchasing a TW golf game and was reasonably happy with the updates made in all that time, although even after six years it was still pretty familiar! I was mostly upset with the DLC situation and online code situation though, so i wont buy another TW for six years again most likely!

ABizzel12118d ago

I don't get it either. But I guess you can think of it as an MMO. People who play MMO's pay a subscription fee to play the same game for years. And with sports games your $60 a year is your subscription fee.

Scratch that, I've never understood people who buy, and play sports games every year. I'd never play something I can go outside and do on my own.

EvilBlackCat2118d ago

YUP! people keep falling for this bullshit.

crzyjackbauer2118d ago

i learned that after buying madden 06 had nothing new
now i only buy madden every 2 to 3 years
last madden i got was 08 so i will buy madden11

FragMnTagM2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

updated rosters and minor tweaks every year. I think the technology is good enough now to stop trying to improve graphics and add gimmicks, and just do yearly updated rosters. Release one every three years that way the game will be fresh. This will never happen though as they are perfectly content bending people over EVERY year instead of every couple years.

This is the reason why I don't buy them very often. I might get Tiger woods every few years or so. I always get Fight Nights as it does not come out every year and actually does cool things between iterations.

badz1492118d ago

I buy sports game especially FIFA but I also think buying it every year is STUPID! especially if you're playing on PC, free roster updates/patch are available every year. but that still depends on the game itself. FIFA is pretty much a console game and it's a rare example of a game which performs better on consoles but PES is better on PC with gamepads. that's how I've been playing my football games all this time

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NYC_Gamer2118d ago

last sports game i brought was nba 2k9

MAG_SVER2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

My last sports games were NHL08/FIFA08.. all the best sports games "in my opinion" was that year. Anything later is just a clone with upgraded/tweaked gameplay with a bit better graphics.

They need to make them so that the games only need like a DLC to get the next years data, buying a full game again for $60 is ridiculous, which offers the same as the year before & in some cases older games are actually better.

COME ON Sport Devs.. STEP YA GAME UP

Theonik2118d ago

Last one i got was FIFA08. I am considering getting PGA Pro tour 11 though and NHL 11.

Ultraplayerxd2118d ago

last sports game I bought was Space Jam for PS1.

Snoogins2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

DLC, or at the very least, offer a trade-up program that knocks $20 off the new price.

This cycle of releasing a new game every year with only stat changes or minor tweaks is simply ridiculous. I haven't bought a sports game since the PS2 era, honestly, though I almost got this year's MLB The Show.

MAG_SVER2118d ago

yup, that is exactly what they are doing "Recycle, Reuse & Reduce"

Recycle: processing used, unwanted materials (waste) into new products

Reuse: to use an item more than once. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function

Reduce: Development time is reduce, The cost for making the game is reduce, Making a new engine for the game is reduce... but GUESS what we as GAMERS get the shaft, we have to pay the INCREASE in PRICING to get what they spent very little time on.

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PS3ROCKS2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

Sport game. Not

ranmafandude2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

and yet the sheeps keep eating these "simulators" up like nothing lol. i know alot of people who only play lame ass sports games/call of duty lol.

i only contributed to the cod part that was only because i didn't have nothing to play in 2008 Christmas so i got waw. then in 2009 i got cod4 cause i heard that was the best cod at the time. i love cod4 so i was anticipating mw2 of course.that really didn't turn out well for me and it killed my love for cod for quite a while. i don't know if I'll get black ops I'll just be a hypocrite and who wants to be labeled that?

Sunny_D2118d ago (Edited 2118d ago )

Lol, lazy ass.

Unless, you mean sport games, then my apologies.

ranmafandude2118d ago

i think he means UGH as in "I DON'T LIKE SPORTS AS A WHOLE" lol.

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