Madden NFL 07 Producer Interview

Most gamers will tell you that Madden is much more than a game: To some, it's a seasonal event, one that helps mark the passing of seasons from Summer into Fall. To others, it's a religious experience, a pilgrimage that football fans eagerly take each year as a warm-up to the NFL season. But of course, Madden evolves from year to year, and the next-gen versions of the game are no different. What is the Madden Gamer Level? What is the Hall of Fame mode? How do these affect this year's Superstar mode? IGN went to David Ortiz, Lead Producer of Madden Next-Gen, for the answers to these questions and more.

Brooklynite6530d ago

i wanna see this game on the wii

Balance6530d ago

madden kiddie version? i would think you arm would get tired waving the controller around trying the throw the ball. i have seen madden on the ps2 (same graphics as the wii) but i am ready for some next gen graphics, features and gameplay (which madden 2006 didn't have)

Brooklynite6530d ago

i like to be part of the game as much as i can and i believe the wii version would do that for me

LK6530d ago

does anyone know when the demo is coming out to xbl market.

Marriot VP6530d ago

madden 2007 is 360 only right, I'm pretty sure this is a 360 exclusive that's what they said at E3.

ghostface6530d ago

no it is not an 360 exclusive. they will be on both nex gen system.

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Pro Football in the Current Generation

Since the Xbox 360 launched in November 2005, followed by the Wii and Playstation 3 in the following year, pro football video games were launched into a new area as well. Ever since the first videos of Madden 06 on Xbox 360 were launched around E3 2005, expectations have been sky high for pro football games over the last 5 years. But did they really live up to them or did things go mind numbingly wrong?

Smootherkuzz5025d ago (Edited 5025d ago )

" everything was unnecessarily complicated. Nobody liked anything besides the Tackle Alley feature and the animations. There was really no depth and whether there will be a Backbreaker 2 is up in the air"

There is a lot of people that love this game and yes there is some issues as with most games that are released these days, a patch has fixed some of the issues, as for a first release of a football game that EA has tried to block anybody from doing, this is not bad and yes Backbreaker 2 will be the great.Got go and play my season game.


NPD: Wii Play top US best seller to date

GameSpot writes: Wii Remote pack-in leads list of all-time titles; Guitar Hero III, GTA: San Andreas, Modern Warfare 2, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii, Call of Duty 4, Madden NFL 07, COD: World at War, and Namco Museum also make chart.

Last week when NPD released its December 2009 US sales numbers, it declared that three of the 10 games of all time were from the Call of Duty franchise. Today, the industry-research firm released its list of top 10 domestic non-PC games to date, which reconfirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the fourth best seller of all time. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare came in seventh place, followed by Call of Duty: World at War in ninth.

Don't call it a comeback--it's been here for years.
Unfortunately, NPD's number-one best-selling software "game" is a game many people don't consider a game at all. The Wii Remote pack-in minigames compilation Wii Play is now the top-selling software game product of all time in the United States, beating out Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (second) and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (third).

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JoelR5242d ago

Hmmm Sony could have 100 million sales on *anygame* for the PS2 if they packed it in...

a pack in is not really a sold unit. It's a here you can have this whether you want it or not...

akashifire5242d ago

We're not talking about WiiSports, lol.

vhero5242d ago

Of course it was gonna be a top seller since its free with every wii remote you buy..

koehler835242d ago

It's also the most thrown out 'game' in history.

Also, AOL starter discs are apparently the best selling software of all time. OF ALL TIME!

Jamescagney5242d ago

I've never threw it away. I don't play it a lot but I wouldn't throw it away. What would be the point in doing that, unless you're an idiot?

koehler835242d ago

It comes with every Wiimote you buy. How many do you need?

Jamescagney5242d ago (Edited 5242d ago )

You can buy the wiimotes without the game though.

koehler835242d ago

Actually in a lot of places you can't. Wii Remotes aren't stocked everywhere that the combo pack is. Why would they let you pay $45 for a controller when they can force you to pay $60 with the promise of a 'game'? Nintendo probably gives the retailers a cut of the difference.

SpoonyRedMage5242d ago

It's funny that people can't accept that Nintendo's games are the best
sellers(ever in fact).

Hell Mario Kart Wii has surpassed what any PS2 game sold worldwide.

Nintendo's franchises are massive and still sold millions when they were in 3rd place.

Cosquae5242d ago

They're excluding PC games from that list (says in the article).

Kind of limits the need for acceptance ;)

SpoonyRedMage5242d ago (Edited 5242d ago )

Good point, Blizzard may be able to match Nintendo's sales on some titles throughout the years.

but how many publishers can claim to have multiple title with over 20 million sold just this gen?

@V: I think that is it though. No console games outside of Nintendo has topped 20 million this gen.

Cosquae5242d ago (Edited 5242d ago )

Over 20m this gen?

Maxis - Sims series.
Blizzard you've already mentioned.
Not sure about other console sales since I'm mostly a PC gamer...

Though if you're including games as part of hardware sales, Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts probably have sales in the billions by now? ;)

Seferoth755241d ago

Sims has not hit 20 million in sales this generation on a console.on a CONSOLE
You do not pay for Minesweeper, Solitare, so how exactly do they count as sales? I know you didnt ask before buying yours if they were included.
Blizzard hasnt hit 20million in sales either. Their last big game was WoW and that was in the last generation that it came out. It also did not hit 20m as the most blizzard had at any one point as around 15 million subs.

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Kurisu5242d ago

Wii Play is good ONLY for the controller. Once you've played through the "games" once...that's it. Move on.

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