Ah, my innaugural CG post and it's potentially great news:
Once again, it appears that an online retailer may have preempted a major announcement from a publisher. Earlier today, EBgames.com began listing both the Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions of ESPN NHL 2K5 and ESPN NBA 2K5 for $19.99. The new price point is the same as for ESPN NFL 2K5, whose discounting sent waves through the industry when it was announced last month.
This is gonna be a heckuva year for sports games. I hope ESPN grabs some significant market share and turns this into a serious competition.