Apparently, the question, "Are you ready for some football?" is rhetorical when it comes to gamers. The answer, of course, is a resounding, "Yes," and evidence of that was shown in last week's Best Buy sales charts.
The top 10 best-selling games from last week looked eerily like a football score: Madden 7, others 3. The 07 edition of Electronic Arts' annual football game nabbed the top seven slots in its first week in release. The platforms represented were, from first to seventh, the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2 (Hall of Fame Edition), Xbox 360 (Hall of Fame Edition), PlayStation Portable, and GameCube. The only console versions of Madden NFL 07 not to make the top 10 were the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance versions.
When gamers weren't tackling running backs last week, they were killing zombies. Capcom's Dead Rising landed in eighth place, down three spots from the previous week. But even hordes of undead and 350-pound linemen couldn't stop the DS duo of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day and New Super Mario Bros. The two titles remained on the top 10 list in ninth and 10th, respectively.