Madden NFL 13 Sells Big In Its Opening Week
EA has announced that Madden NFL 13 sold an impressive 1.65 million units in its opening week on sale.
Madden NFL 13 managed to sell an astounding 900,000 copies on opening day. Also, the combined Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game saw an 8% increase in sales compared with last year’s release of Madden NFL 12.
“We’re thrilled to see the great momentum continuing on Madden NFL 13,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA Sports. “The overwhelming feedback is that this is the best Madden NFL game in a generation. Fans are competing in record numbers, and we expect that type of engagement to only grow with the start of the NFL regular season last night, as fans connect with their favorite teams and players through our game.”
“We have seen strong demand for Madden NFL 13 leading up to launch and through its first week on store shelves,” said Bob McKenzie, SVP of Merchandising, GameStop. “Critic reviews are strong and the buzz from the Madden fan base is more robust than I’ve ever seen. We’ve seen this consumer momentum sustain throughout week one and we expect it to continue into the fall and holiday season.”
The NFL is still the most popular sport in America and EA’s Madden series continues to dominate the video game charts year after year.