Posts Tagged ‘sales analysis’
  • Sales of EA Sports UFC Continue Alarming Downward Trend for the Sport
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    Posted July 21st, 2014 at 11:30 am 29 Comments
    EA Sports UFC has struggled in terms of review scores and word of mouth and now that the sales numbers have released the impact of the poor start to the new franchise for the company can be further examined. First month sales for UFC combined for only 278K copies which explains the price drop that went wide last week. THQ's UFC series took a nosedive following the first release in 2009 - something partially attributed to the lack of roster turnover, competition from high profile games, an...
  • Circumstances Align for Sales to Rise With MLB 14: The Show
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    Posted May 17th, 2014 at 12:30 pm 13 Comments
    The release of the PlayStation 4 and the death of competition was the shot in the arm MLB: The Show needed to achieve sales growth following three straight years stagnation and declines. Though Sony has not released any actual numbers they've cited a 40% increase over the highest selling year for the series when looking at the first week on the market.  (more…)...
  • Sales of Madden Take Dramatic Tumble in Opening Week as Next-Gen Looms
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    Posted September 6th, 2013 at 1:00 pm 71 Comments
    While EA Sports expected sales of Madden NFL 25 to fall short of those for Madden NFL 13 they did not anticipate the dramatic 37% drop that it turned out to be. Madden NFL 25 sold just over 1 million copies its first week on the market. That is down from 1.6 million that were moved for Madden NFL 13 in the same period and 1.9 million back with Madden NFL 10.  (more…)...
  • Sales for NCAA Football Down From Last Year
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    Posted July 25th, 2013 at 9:30 am 21 Comments
    Concern over the future of the college football series from EA Sports has not only stemmed from the likeness lawsuit or recent loss of NCAA licensing but also sales that have for the most part stagnated over the course of the generation rather than show growth as the install bases expanded. Then NCAA Football 13 opened down about 12% compared to NCAA 12. In this week's call with investors COO Peter Moore was asked about how well NCAA Football 14 has been doing since its release earlier this ...
  • FIFA 13 Sets New Sales and Digital Revenue Records; EA Lays Out Release Schedule
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    Posted May 7th, 2013 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments
    The biggest sports video game series in the world is showing no signs of slowing down following several years in a row of breaking its own records. FIFA 13 sold nearly 15 million copies from its release late last September through the end of March. That represents a 30% increase over what FIFA 12 sold over the same period.  (more…)...
  • Sales for MLB: The Show Continue to Slip
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    Posted April 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm 28 Comments
    After peaking in sales with MLB 10 SCEA's The Show series has declined modestly every year since. Though it faces essentially no competition on the PS3 and the quality of the franchise in terms of reputation remains stellar, grumblings of a lack of advancement and questionable decisions like not offering demos have been heard and ultimately may have hurt. Perception could be altered with the PS4 offering next spring but the brand has taken a slight hit in the meantime even with MLB 13 being ...
  • The Three Top Selling Sports Games of 2012 Continued To Perform Well in January
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    Posted February 16th, 2013 at 3:45 pm 8 Comments
    With no significant new software releases in January the top 10 sales chart remained largely the same. Madden NFL 13, NBA 2K13, and FIFA 13 all placed again following their strong 2012 campaigns where they finished 2nd, 6th, and 10th respectively. Last month it was NBA 2K13 (4th) jumping ahead of Madden NFL 13 (5th) for the first time since October to no surprise given the NFL season was winding down. FIFA 13 (10th) has really settled into that spot. The biggest news sales-wise for Januar...
  • Three Sports Games in Top 10 of 2012 Sales
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    Posted January 10th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 23 Comments
    The latest sales numbers for North America are in for December and three sports games have made the top 10 not just for the month but for the entire year as well. Madden NFL 13, NBA 2K13, and FIFA 13 have closed out 2012 with strong results that pushed them into place alongside some of the top games in the entire industry.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 13 Leads Sales for Sports Games in November
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    Posted December 8th, 2012 at 11:45 am 10 Comments
    NBA 2K13 set the high sales mark for the series in October with 1.27 million copies, which represented an increase of 19% over NBA 2K11, but it wasn't able to carry the month of November. 2K13 slipped to 8th place for the month (about 480K copies) with Madden NFL 13 moving the most of the sports games coming in 5th place (about 760K copies). Also appearing in the top 10 for North America were WWE 13 in 9th place and FIFA 13 in 10th.  (more…)...
  • NBA 2K13 Tops October in Sales
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    Posted November 9th, 2012 at 1:15 pm 17 Comments
    In what comes as absolutely no surprise NBA 2K13 carried the month of October by topping the sales charts with no other game even close behind. NBA 2K12 was adversely affected by the lockout as sales fell off significantly until the league returned so the proper comparison to make is with 2K11 which opened by moving just over 1 million copies its first month.  (more…)...
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