Madden NFL 13 Loading Time Analysis

Posted August 24th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Loading times for the Madden NFL series have always been lengthy – though not nearly to the extent some other sports titles such as NCAA Football and MLB: The Show have been plagued by. A new menu system this year for Madden NFL 13, which is also somewhat sluggish, may be contributing to even longer load times. 

Install time- 8:27
Install size- 5.3 GB

Loading Times
Boot to main menu- 71 seconds disc vs 66 seconds HDD (5 seconds)
Load into Play Now Game- 44 seconds disc vs 40 seconds HDD (4 seconds)
Leave Game to Menu- 12 seconds disc vs 8 seconds HDD (4 seconds)
Load into Practice- 41 seconds disc vs 32 seconds HDD (9 seconds)
Load into Connected Career- 14 seconds disc vs 10 seconds HDD (4 seconds)
Load into Madden Moment- 41 seconds disc vs 36 seconds HDD (5 seconds)

Compared to Madden NFL 12 the load times are 5-10 seconds longer in pretty much every area. The savings by installing are clearly negligible here – less significant than the benefits found in previous years. Installing to the hard drive is recommended for the reduced noise and wear and tear put on the system in addition to any improvements seen in loading times.

  • Eric Jeanneret

    Have you ever done a comparison with a Solid State Drive? I’d always wondered whether it was worth it to upgrade the drive in my PS3. Running out of room and need to shuffle full game downloads now.

  • 49ersfan1

    holy mothar of kfc

  • No point installing this game. Why waste the hard drive space?

  • Kenny

    How can I install it to my PS3 hard drive? I know, I’m a newb. Sorry.

    • KCmizzou852

      It cant be done

  • Wow. Nice breakdown.