Madden 11: Good or Bad Thing for the NFL?

August 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On August 10th at midnight, Madden NFL 2011, the newest edition of the Madden series, was released to the public in North America.
When the Madden series began in 1988, it did not even include NFL teams or the names of NFL players.
Now, the game is a phenomenon, with over 85 million copies sold since the series' inception. Electronic Arts has made over $3 billion in sales from the series alone.
The Madden NFL series is undoubtedly a cash cow for EA. But is it a good thing for the sport of football?
The answer is a resounding yes.
The first reason that the video game has a positive impact on football is the perfectly timed release date.
The game is always released early in August, just following the Hall of Fame game, the start of the NFL preseason.
August is a transition month for American sports. Baseball is in midseason, but beginning to gear up for the stretch run. Theoretically, it is the final month of the year where "America's Pastime" has...

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