First Madden NFL 25 Pre-Order Bonus Spotted

Posted April 7th, 2013 at 5:30 pm


The Gaming Tailgate has come across the first pre-order promotion for Madden NFL 25. Walmart is offering an exclusive “Oakland Raiders Franchise Pack” which presumably (unless there’s a new mode to reveal or ties into Connected Careers) relates to Ultimate Team.

The info comes from a Walmart in-store standee and none of the pre-order bonuses have been posted on any retailer websites yet. Based on this find then in all likelihood each retailer will offer a team pack of their own and those selected will be ones with a rich history of success, impact players, and ties to the Madden franchise throughout its now 25 years.

One has to question whether an individual team pack is going to be any sort of draw for retailers however. Raiders fans may seek out Walmart but that would surely be a small contingent to cater towards. In fact some consumers, if their favorite team isn’t available as a bonus, may opt to avoid certain ones more so than pursue them. At least in the case of NCAA Football 14 the Ultimate Team packs involve entire conferences where potential interest becomes expanded.

  • jnne

    Pretty lame if its Ultimate Team bonus. I hate more then that is how you have to buy from a certain place to get one thing and miss out on others. Just make it one bonus for everywhere please.

  • GMUPatriots

    To me it could make sense if they do it one way. Perhaps EA has a deal with Walmart and each individual store will have a pre-order bonus involving the NFL team nearest the stores in that state. Like for example Walmarts in MD/DC/VA will have a pre-order bonus MUT pack for the Redskins.

    • That would be interesting, but logistically difficult to pull off. There are also markets where multiple teams could have distinct interest (Bay Area – Raiders and 49ers, NYC – Jets and Giants, as just a few examples).

    • 49ersfan1

      yeah bcuz no one wants to buy a raiders team pack if u dont live in oakland..

      • Eric1993

        True that man. Plus who wants to be a raiders fan in the bay area when you can be a 49ers fan. if they come out with a niners one i’m totally gonna pre – order it hopefully it’ll have Montana or Rice

        • 49ersfan1

          Gamestop has Niners one. Montana is in it.

  • 49ersfan1

    what if u dont play ultimate team. its a retarded scam. u just pay money. why cant u just play regular online or online ccm?

  • Jeeze

    This company will always find a way in your wallet, with no real product to offer

  • Nicholas Everett Thompson

    I hope Best Buy gets a Broncos one I have some reward zone credit to burn. Needless to say I will definitely NOT be getting the game from Wal-Mart.