Posts Tagged ‘sales analysis’
  • Madden NFL 13 Delivers Early Rise in Sales
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    Posted August 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am 122 Comments
    Increased interest towards Madden NFL 13 was evident when Electronic Arts announced at their financial meeting last month that pre-orders were up 25% compared to the same period the prior year. That strength has carried through release, though understandably not at that same level, with the company stating today that first day sales of Madden 13 were 900K between the Xbox 360 and PS3. That represents an increase of  7% vs the first day of Madden 12. Though online play has been fairly sta...
  • NCAA Football 13 Tops July In Sales But Concerns Arise Due to Decline
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    Posted August 9th, 2012 at 4:45 pm 33 Comments
    For the previous two iterations of the NCAA Football series EA Sports was quick to come out and announce sales increases in their respective opening weeks. The silence this year was just one indication that NCAA Football 13 was struggling to keep up the pace and in fact was dealing with a significant drop in sales.  (more…)...
  • UFC 3 Fails to Deliver Growth in Sales
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    Posted March 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am 32 Comments
    UFC Undisputed 09 broke onto the scene with explosive sales that suggested a yearly franchise had been born. However when THQ pushed out a sub-par product the next year with UFC 2010 those perceptions were quickly squashed as sales plummeted. That led to the company moving the series off a yearly release schedule. The hope in doing so was that a longer development cycle would provide the opportunity to produce a more compelling product and in turn give consumers more reason to purchase while...
  • NBA 2K12 Lasts Only a Single Month on Top 10 Sales Chart
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    Posted December 14th, 2011 at 4:15 pm 31 Comments
    The effect of the lockout was expected to have significant impact on NBA 2K12 and that has definitely materialized - sales numbers were well down in the first month of release and now that has been followed by November which saw the game fall out of the top 10. Many will remember the stunning run that NBA 2K11 had by staying in the top 10 for 9 consecutive months. While Xbox 360 and PS3 activity levels were well down demonstrating just how quickly it had fallen off  - 2K11 was in the to...
  • Madden NFL 12 Tops September in Sales
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    Posted October 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm 50 Comments
    The release date shift for Madden NFL 12 meant the entirety of its first four weeks of sales landed in September as opposed to the first three weeks coming in August as has been the case in year's past. That allowed Madden 12 to top the sales charts edging out Gears of War 3 which sold over 2 million copies - though beyond that the specific numbers have not been provided. Based on the 10% rise in its first week announced by EA Sports - if that number carried through the month (and evidenc...
  • FIFA 12 Launches to Biggest Sales Numbers in Sports Gaming History
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    Posted October 4th, 2011 at 5:15 pm 30 Comments
    Last year FIFA 11 became the fastest selling sports game in history - it has now been topped by the latest in the series. FIFA 12 has broken the record by selling 3.2 million copies in its first week worldwide. That represents a 23% increase and makes it the biggest seller of 2011 even beating out Gears of War 3. FIFA 12 continues a run for EA Sports franchises that have delivered significant year-over-year sales increases. Tiger Woods 12, NCAA Football 12, Madden NFL 12, and NHL 12 have ...
  • Sales Rise with NHL 12; EA Sports Launching NHL Facebook Offering
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    Posted September 20th, 2011 at 6:30 pm 14 Comments
    EA Sports is on a streak of sales successes as NHL 12 follows Madden 12, NCAA Football 12, and Tiger Woods 12 by delivering a significant year-over-year increase of its own. NHL 12 sold 451K copies worldwide in its first week which is up 19% from what NHL 11 was able to collect in the same period of time. Pre-order deals which offered a $10 promotional credit, and the company's early play subscription program the 'Season Ticket', should be considered factors in the rise but it has simply ...
  • Madden NFL 12 Opens With Impressive First Week Sales Numbers
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    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:30 am 61 Comments
    Sales of the Madden NFL franchise continue to climb - along with its digital revenues. Madden NFL 12's opening week displayed a sales increase of 10% over Madden 11 and in doing so is now showing consistent growth as it's tracking 19% over Madden 10's early haul. In the digital arena revenue is up 78% due in large part to Madden Ultimate Team mode as more than 200K card packs have already been purchased.  (more…)...