Gamespot is today reporting
that Madden '06
sold 1.7 million copies in its first week at retail. EA claims this number represents the biggest Madden
launch in its 16 year history. The amazing numbers come only weeks after the launch of EA's NCAA Football
which topped the sales charts in July (not that there was a lot of competition). Adding a nice twist to this story is the fact that last December, EA announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with the NFL
, effectively forcing out all major competitors.
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