Friday, September 01, 2006

Madden 07: $100M!

Just read that Madden '07 sold $100 million in its first week. That is eyes-wide HUGE. I'll hopefully have more to say about that next week, but I just found that total staggering. Not necessarily so surprising -- but just a large, large number that clarifies the significance of the Madden phenomenon.

-- D.S.

18 comments:

Jake C said...

Doesn't make up for the fact the defense response time STINKS!!!

But, that is amazing...then again, how hard is it to be tops in a one horse race...damn you EA NFL license exclusivity!

LudaKris said...

Madden is horrible, and EA is a slave driver, I use to work for them. There are 8 year old kids in India sewing shoes together that have better benefits then me while I worked there. I question if americans care that multi-billion dollar industries treat employees like garbage its ok. EA is the electronic Wal-Mart, but since its target audience is not white trash, middle America could care less. Sorry for the downer, but I think these are things you should know.

Mark (Austin, TX) said...

I haven't bought Madden in years. Somewhere between 2004 and me turning 30 the game passed me by and I started to suck. But if you want to look at it in economic terms, I would love to know if there is info out there on the "cost" to develop Madden. I can't imagine even with the licensing costs it could be a lot more than $25-$35 million. Nothing like a 400% profit margin to make the Board happy.

Steve said...

LudaKris

You sound bitter, what did they do fire your ass?

Anonymous said...

Are there THAT many people that do nothing but play video games!?

I need to ask my brothers if they both bought it (my gut feeling says "yes"! LOL)

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Anonymous said...

they got rid of u for liericks that made sense. The same people that came up with that decision probably made the Barry Bonds T.V. show

Anonymous said...

So.... we're pretty much never gonna find out why the Quckie got axed, right? C'mon, Shanoff.. man up.

Anonymous said...

for those of you with your tongues oh so firmly placed on the shammy taint, tell me something. if this guy is so good and the quickie is so goddamned essential in so many lives, they why, when his contract ran out, did espn.com tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out? and why did no other site or media outlet scoop him up? why the hell is he on blogspot, with every other chucklehead with a modem and a dream that anyone and everyone gives a shit about what they think (er, no offense nova, you fine young buck you).

- R. Farva

Anonymous said...

to all the shammy zombies....great thing Texans passed on Reggie Bush right? Dom Davis is done for the year...

Keep thinking Wali Lundy is the answer morons

Anonymous said...

Is there an RSS feed for your blogger Dan? It's easier for me to read it where I get all my news, but it says the person who writes it has to have a Pro account or whatever. Let us know, thanks!

Anonymous said...

for those of you with your tongues oh so firmly placed on the shammy taint, tell me something. if this guy is so good and the quickie is so goddamned essential in so many lives, they why, when his contract ran out, did espn.com tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out? and why did no other site or media outlet scoop him up? why the hell is he on blogspot, with every other chucklehead with a modem and a dream that anyone and everyone gives a shit about what they think (er, no offense nova, you fine young buck you).

hahahaha... so true

Maher said...

What's worse is that NCAA is a much better game for football purists, but never gets the pub that madden does.

Anonymous said...

Granted it is much easier to market something that has no direct competition (NFL anyway), but EA did a great job running with promoting the release date as a new holiday, "Maddenoliday".

As for R. Farva's ("Car Ram-Rod!") comments....remember Playmakers? Pretty decent show, but they made a biz decision to cancel it. They also OK'd Barry's show....

-tim
(Sunny, FL)

Bobby said...

"how hard is it to be tops in a one horse race"

The Sega Sports ("2k games") for NFL were way better than the Madden series. The only reason they fell flat is because people are so close-minded about converting. I've met several people that have converted from Madden to 2k, but I've never met someone who has PLAYED the 2k and Madden games, and legitmately thought that Madden was better. Oh well, here's to the monopoly.

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