Madden has always been a huge seller in the video game universe, and this year is no exception. EA has reported that sales of Madden NFL 12 have exceeded 1.4 million across all platforms, which is 10 percent over the first week sales from last year.
I wonder if the strike had anything to do with this. I know that as a football fan I was anxious for the strike to be over and get back to the gridiron. While the camps were shortened, the league still got four preseason games in. With kickoff coming this Thursday night, NFL fever is high. Sounds like a perfect storm to me.
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