VGC writes: "If there's one thing that is agreed about American sports games in recent years it's that EA generally seems to have the market well under control. Madden is one of the best selling games in the NA region, and with a whole plethora of other titles under the "EA Sports" logo, it can be daunting for other developers to step foot into this relatively uncharted minefield and dethrone the king so to speak. However, there has always been one series of games that for nearly a decade has battled with EA's NBA Live series for the virtual basketball crown. NBA 2K is that franchise, beginning in 1999 on the ill-fated Sega Dreamcast, the series has since moved onto greener pastures following Take-Two's acquisition of Visual Concepts and the 2K series along with it. 2K9 is the 4th instalment of the series on the "HD consoles", and features the same in-depth gameplay that has made the NBA 2K brand so popular, and is also the first title in the series to be released for the PC."