This year's annual EA Sports installment Madden NFL 13
has shown a greater awareness for penetrating the line and sacking your wallet. That's football speak for: Madden NFL 13
sold a lot in its first week – 1.65 million copies, to be exact – and set a launch week sales record for the franchise this console generation.
That's an eight percent increase over Madden NFL 12
's launch, which moved 1.4 million copies in its first week
. Not only that, but EA reports Madden NFL 13
had way more online-connected gamers over the previous installment – over 1.4 million players jumped online and compared to last year's game; 31 percent more online games were played in that launch week span.