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Submitted by majiebeast 327d ago | news

Sales of Madden Take Dramatic Tumble in Opening Week as Next-Gen Looms

While EA Sports expected sales of Madden NFL 25 to fall short of those for Madden NFL 13 they did not anticipate the dramatic 37% drop that it turned out to be. Madden NFL 25 sold just over 1 million copies its first week on the market. That is down from 1.6 million that were moved for Madden NFL 13 in the same period and 1.9 million back with Madden NFL 10. (EA, Industry, Madden NFL 25, PS3, Xbox 360)

mewhy32  +   327d ago
This was to be expected. I mean I'm also holding off on buying anymore current gen games. That's just more money I can spend on TRUE exclusive PS4 software or maybe get some bone software for my PC.
Heisenburger  +   327d ago
I agree. I got FFXIV and I'm picking up Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Tuesday.

I'm skipping gta and Batman for now.

I plan on getting those for cheaper down the road.

I have had my console payed off for a while, and have been saving up towards games.
Rainstorm81  +   327d ago
Its sad cause this years Madden is pretty good....Although technically it should've reached this level of gameplay 2-3 Maddens ago...SMH
Thomaticus  +   327d ago
It's not good. It's the same crap before. I do hope that the X1 and PS4 versions turn out good.
badz149  +   327d ago
I don't know about you but I picked up KZM yesterday and will be getting Puppeteer from PSN today. Great games all around. I have yet to pre-order GTA V. not sure if I should as I'm getting myself Tearaway and R&C later in November.

so...it's not really about anticipating the next gen. even CoD's sale were down last year, right? I guess more and more people are getting tired of the minimum improvement they brought year after year! I don't know about Madden but FIFA is one hell of a boring game!
Rearden  +   327d ago
They'll make up in sales on the PS4 and Xbox One.
THamm  +   327d ago
it just looks like casual players are not interested in anything other than GTA at the moment. It's kind of dead talk around me, tough sell on anything really
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SolidDuck  +   327d ago
I plan on picking it up on ps4 when it comes out
jdktech2010  +   327d ago
I'm debating. If I pick it up, It'll be on next gen.
Rainstorm81  +   327d ago
Its not bad but if you're on the fence Next Gen is the way to go.

The only reason i got the game because this is the last year (probably ever) that you will be able to Import Draft Classes from the NCAA Football game....as this might be the last NCAA Football
aquamala  +   327d ago
game doesn't look very good and disconnects you from online games sometimes, but I'm officially addicted to MUT mode
coolasj  +   327d ago
This is surprising. Not because of the sales drop, that was expected, but because of how severe it is. That means that there's 1.6 Million people that buy Madden that not only know about the next-generation of consoles, but are actively waiting for them. How many of these "casuals" that only play CoD and Madden actually keep up with release dates and everything?
PS4isKing_82  +   327d ago
Pre ordered it for my ps4 two days ago along with battlefield 4, drive club and killzone SF :) Can't wait for Nov 15th!!
telekeneticmantis  +   327d ago
Since there was no upgrade package for PS4(which I should be getting first), I didnt get it. Might get it in November if I have the money after buying a few other games.
Thomaticus  +   327d ago
Where are the madden 25 next gen videos of gameplay. The series has become so stagnant....EA doesn't care about the quality of their madden games.
gnothe1  +   327d ago
the game sucks..thats all there is to it..i was in the EA sport season pass an I got the full games 3 days early..actually me an 4 other on my madden buddies an we all agreed the game was bad an decided to stick with 13 til next gen...they changed to much for me..an not change in a good way...changed control schemes,changed camera..the game just don't feel good...I hope next gent is better
CaptainN  +   327d ago
EA sux !!

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