Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Madden NFL 13 slams more records

Madden NFL 13 slams more records

Today, EA Sports announced Madden NFL 13 sold 1.65 million units on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles during its launch week (August 28-September 3). However, sales for the Wii and Vita versions were not available.

EA says the first-week sales are up by 8% year-over-year, making this the best start on HD consoles for the franchise so far. A week ago, The company was also cheerful about its day one 900.000 sales, calling it the biggest launch day for Madden NFL this generation. Also, the total number of online games played climbed to 31% year-over-year, translating into more than 24 million matches.

They also said players were very interested in playing Madden NFL 13 on Labor Day, with an average of 3,000 games started every minute during the holiday. Lastly, Electronic Arts said daily average user rates for Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Madden NFL 13 increased 14 percent on year, breaking all previous records.

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  • foxton

    would be interesting to see how this relates to FIFA 13 figures when thats released in 2 weeks time, after all this is the N.American equivalent is it not?

  • Ghost250

    wish basketball season was here.

  • foxton

    does NBA 13 (or whatever its called) come out in line with the start of the NBA season?

  • Ghost250

    its called NBA2K13, and i don’t buy sports games. Basketball season starts oct 30th, nba 2k13 comes out oct 2nd

  • foxton

    so in answer to my question, yes it does. As i believe the American football season starts soon too? FIFA always come out about a month after the season starts as they have to update the player database with all the transfers.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    I will try and gather data about that, Foxton! Also, I think it’s a worldwide figure, and they just emphasized Labor Day – could be wrong though, I will try to clarify!

  • foxton

    yeah that is global figures, although i bet the vast majority of which will be from N. America. Just thou ght it would be interesting to compare madden global first week sales against FIFA global first week sales seen as these are the 2 big sports. Ive never heard of Labor Day, guessing its an american national holiday tho?

  • Joshua Tompkins

    @foxton
    Labor day is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the First Monday in September. It is a day of celebration for the working people, hince the name Labor day. Other countries recognize the day as well, but throughout different times of the year. I am not sure if they have a holiday like the United States though.

  • foxton

    THanks Joshua!
    so to celebrate work they give you a day off? lol
    and Labour (as in work) is spelt slightly different over here. We have loads of different holidays, we have the monday after the last sunday in August off, basically to celebrate (the end of summer (if thats something you can celebrate lol)