Out Now: Madden NFL 13
Posted by Ken Barnes
US Sales Already Impressive
Madden NFL 13 is out today in the UK, but EA are already counting up the pennies after a successful first day in the States.
In the first 24 hours, the Gridiron behemoth has blasted through the 900,000 sales mark, which represents a healthy 7% increase year-on-year on current-generation machines. On top of that, EA are reporting a 28 percent leap in simultaneous online users on the first day compared to last year.
Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA Sports, said:
Madden NFL 13 is the most innovative entry the franchise has ever seen and we're thrilled that fans have embraced it with such a huge first day. As we approach the kickoff of the NFL season next week, the football community is whetting their appetites by playing Madden NFL 13 in record numbers. With the combination of the cutting-edge Infinity Engine and new Connected Careers fans are truly getting their football fix with the best Madden NFL game ever.
With the game picking up high review scores pretty much across the board, the franchise appears to be in rude health. Madden NFL 13 comes complete with Kinect voice control features. We'll be bringing you a review just as soon as we've worked out how to stop our 4th and long situations from turning into deep sacks, and the like.