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Madden NFL franchise has amassed lifetime PC sales of over 130 million

Madden NFL franchise has amassed lifetime PC sales of over 130 million

EA’s Madden NFL franchise has sold over 200 million copies across console, PC and mobile.

The Madden line of football games has roots as far back as 1988 on the Apple II and MS-DOS. Since then, it’s become one of the strongest cards in EA Sports’ hands, topped only by FIFA.

Across PC and console, the franchise has amassed over 130 million sales. Supplementing that is mobile titles in the series, adding another 73 million sales to a total of over 200 million.

"It's incredible how many people have enjoyed Madden NFL over the years, and the impact it's had on not only teaching the sport of football but growing the love of it as well," said EA Sports EVP and group GM Cam Weber, in a statement.

"Every year Madden NFL is the game that kicks off our season of EA SPORTS games, and it continues to be one of the titans of the game industry."

Despite this success, Madden has hit some rough plays lately. Franchise lead Carlos Guerrero was dropped after only two months on the job thanks to an “unspecified conduct violation.”

Meanwhile, the series hit a bit of a blunder after mistakenly omitting Colin Kaepernick from the lyrics of a song on the Madden 19 soundtrack.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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