Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Madden 09 outgrosses Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express in August

Say what you want about Madden 09 - like how receivers still inexplicably run out of bounds or linebackers can jump ten feet in the air to intercept a pass - but EA really doesn't care, and apparently most gamers don't either.

I say that because the game raked in $133.5 million in August, according to Electronic Arts. Brandon Sinclair of GameSpot has more:
The publisher also offered an unusual bit of perspective on that figure, noting that Madden outgrossed the month's biggest movies, a slate of late-summer launches including Tropic Thunder ($83.9 million), Mamma Mia ($56.4 million), and Pineapple Express ($79.9 million). Although it wasn't mentioned, Madden also outpaced the month's biggest film (and source material for an Activision Blizzard game), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which brought in $98.6 million for the month.
No matter how much people complain on forums, blogs and message boards, everyone still runs out and buys the game on its launch day (including this guy).

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