NBA 2K22 Next-Gen VS Current-Gen: Price and Game Modes

Here is what you're gonna miss by playing NBA 2K22 on current-gen consoles

By Mehrdad Khayyat

September 9, 2021

NBA 2K22 Next-gen vs Current-gen: Is it worth it to pay $10 extra to get the next-gen version of the game? Let’s find out.

Tomorrow, NBA 2K22 will be available across all platforms, and once again, it will have two different editions for current-gen and next-gen consoles.

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This year, the difference between the 8th-gen and 9th-gen versions of the game is more significant than before. So, it would be better to get the next-gen version if you are a veteran basketball fan. But if you still need more details, take a look at all the differences down below:

NBA 2K22 | The City

NBA 2K22 | The City

NBA 2K22 Next Gen VS Current Gen

Game Modes


MyCareer mode will be available for both current-gen and next-gen consoles. The main difference is this mode is about The Neighborhood section. While current-gen players will found themselves in a new neighborhood, which is a big cruising ship, next-gen players will step into The City.

Simply put, The City is much larger than The Neighborhood, providing more activities for players, allowing them to drive bicycles, and participate in a wide variety of online events. This includes Hidden Talents and No Place Like Home activities exclusive for next-gen players.

The W:

For next-gen consoles, The W mode will be significantly improved, featuring a brand new player progression system along with a Badge list as well as a multiplayer mode called The W Online. Also, players will have three new activities to do in the Off-Day Experience.


Again, some big overhauls will be available in MyNBA/MyWNBA modes for next-gen players. This includes new management systems such as MyStaff, Staff Overview, Staff Card Upgrade, Individual and Team Training, Prep Hub, and Conditional Coaching.


  • NBA 2K22 Current-gen Standard Edition – $59.99
  • NBA 2K22 Next-gen Standard Edition – $69.99
  • NBA 2K22 Cross-gen Standard Edition – $79.99
  • NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition – $99.99

NBA 2K22 will be available on September 10 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, Stadia, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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