Madden NFL 12 sells 1.4 million in first week

The Madden series is showing no sign of slowing down. Madden NFL 12 has sold through more than 1.4 million copies across all consoles in its first week at retail.

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The Madden series is showing no sign of slowing down. At the 2011 Citi Technology Conference, Electronic Arts revealed first week sales stats for this year's entry to the revered football franchise. Madden NFL 12 has sold through more than 1.4 million copies across all consoles in its first week at retail. According to EA, that's a 10 percent increase over last year's first week sales.

In addition, the company is reporting a 78 percent increase in digital revenue, driven largely by Madden Ultimate Team. According to the company, nearly 200,000 Ultimate Team packs have been downloaded in the first week. The EA Sports Season Ticket subscription is likely adding to EA's digital bottom line as well.

Madden NFL 12 is available on PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PS2, and Wii. Garnett reviewed this year's game, saying that it "remains stuck one step away from championship greatness."

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    September 7, 2011 12:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Madden NFL 12 sells 1.4 million in first week.

    The Madden series is showing no sign of slowing down. Madden NFL 12 has sold through more than 1.4 million copies across all consoles in its first week at retail.

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      September 7, 2011 12:35 PM

      How is the iPhone version of this game?

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        September 7, 2011 1:36 PM

        All Madden games on all phones: crap.

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      September 7, 2011 12:42 PM

      guh, and this is why we can't have nice things.

      /stupid fratboys

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        September 7, 2011 12:43 PM

        it's part of why you can

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          September 7, 2011 12:46 PM

          If people would stop buying "madden roster update 2012" we might actually get an innovative game, except the rehashed old crap, every year w/ new players.

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            September 7, 2011 12:49 PM

            no. that's not how it works.

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              September 7, 2011 1:14 PM

              so, you're saying, if LOTS of people buy the game, they'll change it?

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                September 7, 2011 1:15 PM

                i'm saying that it helps pay for the development of other games that wouldn't be made otherwise

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            September 7, 2011 12:51 PM

            yea all of the guys that have made their careers making sports games would automatically produce the best fantasy RPG ever if they stopped making madden

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              September 7, 2011 12:58 PM

              of course not... I mean an innovative SPORTS game.

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                September 7, 2011 1:34 PM

                you're being ridiculous, the money EA makes on Madden allows them to make other games, you do understand that right?

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                September 7, 2011 1:40 PM

                it's obviously an unreasonable sentiment. As an individual, you can have Madden or nothing. You know (with almost certainty), that Madden is going to sell bajillions of copies. So you buy Madden because it's still enjoyable and better than nothing.

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            September 7, 2011 1:52 PM

            However, if you actually PLAYED the game, you'd realize that this year is VERY different from last year and has a ton of improvements and it's not just MADDEN ROSTER UPDATE 2012.

            You buffoon.

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              September 7, 2011 2:38 PM

              Cmon man, don't be that guy.

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              September 7, 2011 2:39 PM

              This year is a down year for Madden. NCAA is the better of the two (this happens every so often), but they are both still pretty lackluster.

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                September 7, 2011 3:32 PM

                agreed. Ho-hum is the best term... or perhaps just "meh"

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                September 7, 2011 3:50 PM

                its better then 10 was, thats for sure

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        September 7, 2011 12:43 PM

        sperg sperg sperg

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        September 7, 2011 12:47 PM

        who cares? It's not a net loss situation, it's not like someone else has your apples. This game exists because there's demand for it. It makes 1.4 million jocks or more into gamers. How is that not good?

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          September 7, 2011 1:08 PM

          gaming is for nerds and nerds only. otherwise what will nerds have for themselves?

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        September 7, 2011 12:56 PM

        hey there's this post.

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        September 7, 2011 1:20 PM

        Why can't you have nice things because of this?

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        September 7, 2011 1:25 PM

        Don't buy it if you don't want it.

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        September 7, 2011 1:37 PM

        MADDEN NFL PAYS FOR ALL THE OTHER GAMES.

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        September 7, 2011 1:37 PM

        You make absolutely no sense, and you should be flogged for your retarded viewpoint on the subject at hand.

        ISAIDGOODDAY.

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        September 7, 2011 2:42 PM

        these posts are maddening

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        September 7, 2011 3:47 PM

        what the fuck is this post

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        September 7, 2011 4:47 PM

        While I don't give a shit about Madden, you are completely wrong.

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        September 7, 2011 4:48 PM

        C'mon baby, there's plenty of nice things.

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        September 7, 2011 4:52 PM

        I'm a dumb fratboy because I like sports. Guess I'm not allowed to also play FPS's, Starcraft 2, and nerd out over Civilization. Because I'm a dumb fratboy.

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      September 7, 2011 12:45 PM

      It's really pretty incredible that this series continues to sell this well. I remember playing these on the SNES in the early 90s. Pretty amazing staying power.

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        September 7, 2011 12:47 PM

        I think it has more to do with the NFL label than the game.

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          September 7, 2011 12:54 PM

          And the fact that they have zero competition

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            September 7, 2011 3:34 PM

            If there WERE competition they'd have to make a better game. Monopolies are bad.
            (except for boardwark/park place. that monopoly is HARSH)

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      September 7, 2011 1:28 PM

      This is along the same lines as the CoD franchise. 1 improvement per game, per year and it sells 10 million copies.

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      September 7, 2011 1:37 PM

      in this thread: people who don't play Madden bitch about Madden

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        September 7, 2011 1:39 PM

        Has anyone tried the community thing? I joined the shack community but haven't really done anything with it.

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          September 7, 2011 4:29 PM

          There's a shack community on there? What is it's name?

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      September 7, 2011 1:39 PM

      I just want a football game for the PC. :(

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        September 7, 2011 2:30 PM

        A good one, not the engine from 5 years ago.

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      September 7, 2011 2:59 PM

      When you are sole owner of the players license, what the fuck do you expect? If you want NFL players you HAVE TO buy Madden. When you eliminate the competition of course you're going to rack in the money. I hate EA's monopoly on thte NFLPA license. It's utter bullshit. When their is competition. They have fallen!

      NBA? Done.... NBA 2K owns NBA Live

      Do they own the NHLPA license as well?

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        September 7, 2011 3:29 PM

        wasn't it the NFL that shopped around for an exclusive deal?

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      September 7, 2011 4:53 PM

      That's a lot of sales for a yearly patch