EA claims sales of its NHL
series are up this year, a sure sign of Canada's culture spreading like spilled Tim Horton's coffee across the globe. NHL 12
sales were up 19 percent year over year, with first week sales for the series breaking franchise records, selling 451,000 copies at retail globally.
also had 6.9 million online connected game sessions last week, the most online games played in one week in franchise history and 17 percent more than last year's opening week.
All is not lost, America. Madden NFL 12 sold 1.4 million copies in its first week
, so take comfort in that fleeting security -- and ignore that FIFA 11
sold 2.6 million in five days