It was no surprise when EA announced that Madden NFL 06 sold more than 1.7 million copies, the most copies ever sold in the first week of the launch in the franchise’s sixteen years.
"EA ups its game for the best Madden yet," Matthew Kato, Senior Editor of Game Informer magazine commented. "They delivered substantial innovation to the Madden franchise, making Madden NFL 06 a must-have title of the year."
It is an awesome game, but has anyone else thought that maybe part of the reason it is so hugely popular is because they don’t have any competition?
Based on internal tracking, EA has estimated:
-NCAA Football 06 was the #1 selling video game on the PlayStation 2 computer system in July 2005.
-With double digit sales percentage increases this year, both Madden NFL 06 and NCAA Football 06 are tracking well ahead of last year's launch sales.
-Within a month of NCAA Football 06 shipping and with Madden NFL 06 on store shelves only a few days, EA SPORTS football fans have played more than 1.5 million games through the PlayStation 2 console and on Xbox Live on the EA SPORTS Nation.
See for yourself by checking out our review of the game.