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Madden NFL 25 sales cross 1 million units
September 6, 2013 6:35AM PDT
By Eddie Makuch, News Editor

First-week sales for EA Sports' gridiron game down year-over-year, though game is also coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Madden NFL 25 sold more than 1 million units during its first week at retail and was the top-selling game of August overall in North America, Electronic Arts has announced.

 

Gamers played nearly 6 million hours of Madden NFL 25 since launch. A Seahawks vs. 49ers matchup was three times more popular than any other contest during the first week, EA said.

Madden NFL 25's Ultimate Team has gotten off to a quick start, EA said, noting players have opened more than 3.3 million packs, the most in any single week since Ultimate Team was introduced in Madden NFL 10.

In addition, Saturday, August 28 marked the highest day for net revenue in Madden Ultimate Team history, EA said.

Madden NFL 25's sales of 1 million units is down from 1.65 million for last year's Madden NFL 13, but the full picture won't come into focus until later. The game will be released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as launch titles for the next-generation platforms in November.

Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said first-week sales of Madden NFL 25, though down year-over-year, are in line with the company's guidance. He noted that the $10 upgrade offer from current- to next-generation versions of the game will also boost sales.

"In any case, we think the true picture of EA's overall sports business this year won't emerge until the arrival of the next-gen version of its games this holiday," Bhatia said.

Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian echoed Bhatia's comments, saying the "softness" in sales of Madden NFL 25 reflects the nature of the console transition.

 



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absolutely despicable. I played the demo and it's the same rehashed game with the same problems. The difficulty settings still go
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Duke of Playstation Plus

Warden of Platformers

I used to buy this all the time,but I got tired of spending $65 for the same thing over and over.

No mention of their spiting Wii U, eh? God love the gaming media

New Smash, New Mains

Korrasami is canon, bitches. Get hype!

Mr Khan said:
No mention of their spiting Wii U, eh? God love the gaming media


I dont get this, whats happened?



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Mr Khan said:
No mention of their spiting Wii U, eh? God love the gaming media


With an install base of 100m and WiiU at 3m here is your reason.

1 Madden NFL 08 Wii 2007 Sports Electronic Arts 0.80 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.86
2 Madden NFL 09 All-Play Wii 2008 Sports Electronic Arts 0.75 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.81
3 Madden NFL 10 Wii 2009 Sports Electronic Arts 0.61 0.04 0.00 0.06 0.71
4 Madden NFL 11 Wii N/A Sports Unknown 0.65 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.70
5 Madden NFL 07 Wii 2006 Sports Electronic Arts 0.45 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.49
6 Madden NFL 13 Wii 2012 Sports Electronic Arts 0.39 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.42
7 Madden NFL 12 Wii 2011 Sports Electronic Arts 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.41


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I feel bad for anyone waiting to buy this game on PS4Xbone. Its going to be exactly the same game as on PS360. Absolutely pointless to wait.... pointless to buy yearly anyways but that is a different topic.

EA really needs to get their dicks out of their ears and do the Wii U one with crazy play calling from the tablet plus any and all features of PS4Xbone as there is no reason not to.

JayWood2010 said:

With an install base of 100m and WiiU at 3m here is your reason.

-snip-


You could have just posted Wii U Madden 13 numbers.

Though I fail to see what any of this (regarding the EA/Nintendo situation) has to do with the thread.



Carl2291 said:
JayWood2010 said:

Though I fail to see what any of this (regarding the EA/Nintendo situation) has to do with the thread.


Maybe ask the mod who brought it up.



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JayWood2010 said:

Maybe ask the mod who brought it up.


Patiently waiting a reply.

On another note, have EA ever released details on how much money they actually make from Ultimate Team? I know its huge in FIFA over here in Europe, but had no idea it was seemingly as big for Madden in the States.