NBA Jam Won't Update Rosters for Console Versions — but Does for iPhone's

Earlier this month, EA Sports made it official that anyone expecting updated rosters on NBA Jam was SOL. That's for the console versions. The game's iOS version just got a roster tweak today, in time for the soon-to-begin playoffs.

That means Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, my go-to-duo on all platforms, aren't balling for the Nuggets but instead are now with the Knicks. Deron Williams moves from Utah to the Nets and Baron Davis has been exiled to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

My only guess is that it's easier to publish a title update with a fresh roster to the iTunes App store than it is to roll a patch to PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. That, plus the fact NBA Jam was a bit of a sales disappointment on the consoles, but is a strong performer on iPhones and iPads, is probably why that platform is the one getting post release support.