The Games People Play

Are you ready for some football? Apparently, at least 250,000 US-based humans that purchased the game during the week ending 9/3/16 are, as the PS4 and Xbox One versions of “Madden NFL 17” hold down the first and second spots on the latest VGChartz Top 10 list (USA.) Madden NFL 16 sold roughly 7.5 million units worldwide. The 2015 version sold roughly 7 million. As of 9/3/16, Madden NFL 17 has sold approximately 1.3 million units. Will it hit the 7 million + figure as its two predecessors did? Hard to say – the prior two years, the Gen 7 SKU’s did fairly well. Out of the gate, it doesn’t look like that same set of circumstances will apply to the Gen 7 models of 17, as they are barely making an impact at retail. So, the Gen 8 versions will have to carry their weight, and then some, to match prior years’ performance. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on the under.

Best-Selling Games (USA) for the Week Ending 9/3/16

  • 1. (PS4) Madden NFL 17
  • 2. (Xbox One) Madden NFL 17
  • 3. (PC) World of Warcraft: Legion
  • 4. (PS4) Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • 5. (PS4) Doom
  • 6. (3DS) Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • 7. (PS4) Resident Evil 4 HD
  • 8. (Xbox One) Gears of War
  • 9. (PS4) Attack on Titan
  • 10. (PS4) Grand Theft Auto V

A 30 Second Spot with No Gameplay Until the 20 Second Mark? I Love When a Game Believes Itself to Be a Cultural Phenomenon!

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David Winding
Dave Winding is a 25 year gaming industry veteran that has been actively involved in sales, marketing, advertising, product development, publishing and communications. While his career has been as a gaming executive and entrepreneur, he is, above all else, a gamer.