NCAA Football 12 two-week sales surge to 700,000

College gridiron simulator sells 17 percent more out of the gate; 870,000 online games played, 50,000 Dynasties created, 1 million custom teams made.

Following the release of the well-received Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters in March, EA Sports proclaimed series-best first-week sales of 225,000 units for the golf sim. Now, the publisher is declaring success with another sports game, today saying NCAA Football 12 has sold 700,000 units since it launched earlier this month on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

NCAA Football 12 quacked its way to sales of 700,000 units during its first two weeks.

EA further trumpeted the new collegiate gridiron game, saying the 700,000 units it has sold thus far is good for a 17 percent improvement over last year's NCAA Football 11. All numbers are based on EA's internal estimates from the period of July 12-26.

EA offered additional insight to the game's first two weeks on the market, saying during that time users have played some 870,000 online games, created 50,000 Dynasties, and built 1 million custom teams using the TeamBuilder website.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review of NCAA Football 12.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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16 comments
munchlax99
munchlax99

this year's game is the worst NCAA i've played...but i still enjoy it :) Passing is so bad this year :lol:

kiopta1
kiopta1

I buy NCAA football every year because I love college football and the game has been improving...I dont buy madden....and I buy NHL every other year. I may be wrong but I think the 2 parts of EA's sport game dominance are 1: they are the best choice...and 2: I think they have deals with the leagues and NCAA to do this all.....that makes it hard for outside publishers to develope a sports game that will make enough money to justify the investment needed to battle against EA.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

If I wanted to play football, I'd go outside.

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

@McNeelyJ39 I'd agree with you, but EA is constantly shutting down servers, and those are usually games that are 2 years old.

McNeelyJ39
McNeelyJ39

i don't see the point of buying these games more than once every 3 years...no feature set sells me that any of these games takes a large enough step. Bring 2K football back and maybe we'll see an investment in innovation and quality.

ROMBombRobison
ROMBombRobison

Part of me suspects EA is blowing a bunch of hot air. 12 is hardly different from 11 except some blocking and defense tweaks. I wish I could say these games were great, but without competition they've been stagnant year after year after year. EA fans need 2K as bad as 2K fans do!

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

And in other news, quality games displaying superb execution and innovation continue to sell poorly, forcing talented developers to lose financial support and inevitably close up shop.

blackace
blackace

When is 2K Football coming back again? lol!! Aren't people tired of EA's football games by now? I never even bother playing NCAA Football. I have Madden 10 and before that Madden 6 I think, but that's it. I still find myself going back to NFL 2K5 however.

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

Looks like the "zombie nation" is back blowing $60 on roster updates. Stand up guys = stop buying this junk.

hunter8man
hunter8man

It's not a bad game, but not worth $60 for me. Thank goodness for Gamefly. Too many bugs, it freezes way too much, and the pass defense was difficult due to cheap AI.

JSusie
JSusie

NCAA 12 is so full of bugs it's amazing. It's like they never even bothered play testing it. I love playing these games every year, but man this year's version has been frustrating.

deathstream
deathstream

I guess there was some frustration over the NFL walkout-lawsuit/lockout and some sports fans just pinned their hopes for fall on the college game.