In a press release, Electronic Arts has announced the total sales of the famed Madden series has reached over 130 million. This is in part thanks to the successful launch of the newest title, Madden NFL 19.
The company went on to announce that mobile downloads of the hit game have reached over 73 million devices, this is before the newest release, Madden Overdrive, launching tomorrow August 15.
“It’s incredible how many people have enjoyed Madden NFL over the years, and the impact it’s had not only teaching the sport of football, but growing the love of it as well,” Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM of EA Sports said. “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,” he went on to say.
This year’s entry has not been without controversy. Shortly after the game launched, fans noted that former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s name was censored in the song “Big Bank” by YG featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj. After the story went viral, EA Sports released a statement calling the edit an “unfortunate mistake,” and pointed out that they do not have the rights to include Kaepernick in the game, but those right’s issues don’t extend to the soundtrack. The company has since released a patch fixing the issue.
Madden NFL 19 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out our thoughts on the newest game here.
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