US console charts: August 21-27

Madden NFL 07 takes top seven slots in last week's Best Buy charts; Dead Rising, Brain Age, New Super Mario Bros. round out list.

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.

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133 comments
Xenctuary
Xenctuary

No one is buying Madden then, eh?

Outrank
Outrank

lol the number of hardcore losers who come out to bash madden is hilarious

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

uggg......EA.....and madden....

netlatnu
netlatnu

I don't know why everyone is so offended that Madden made it to the top of the list. Besides the fact that it's the only new major game released recently, it's a game that has a huge casual gamer following. Spend some time in any university dorm and I promise you there will be someone playing Madden. With the possible exception of Halo (or 2), no game comes close. You can complain about the casual gamer all you want, but without them, the video game industry will fail. Without these big hits, other great games that have limited appeal, will never be made. Also, stop with the America bashing. It's sad that someone can base an opinion on an entire country just because a football game happened to sell well. If you're going to hate us Americans, at least do it for a real reason.

smeagollovesyou
smeagollovesyou

I get that Madden is a great football sim. But why would someone buy it more than once every 4 years?

whitey3221
whitey3221

yeah shingo you would be right except that some guy with a beer can wouldn't know what brain age is...and he would be retarded to say that anyways because brain age and mario have been at the top of the list for pretty much 2 months except when a new game comes out, but they quickly return to the top.

redskins21
redskins21

for all u football haters why shouldn't we play football games or sports at that just because u can't play dosen't mean we can't so to all u haters just shut the **** up

Shingo
Shingo

DAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right now someone with a beer can is going "Take that Brain Age!"

Slaveways
Slaveways

at least seeing madden on top is better then seeing nsmb on top for god knows how many weeks

dna33
dna33

and you guys said ukers had no taste

Xa31nov1s
Xa31nov1s

Wow, the funny thing is out of everybody I know there was only one person I could recall that wanted this game. And it sold THIS much? Very odd...

junk56
junk56

wow... lets hope stuff changes when the wii and PS3 come out

westcoastxbox2
westcoastxbox2

football haters, madden haters, ea haters leave now. why is ea rich beacuse they make good games even if ithey could work on games more. why didnt 2k5 sell more then madden when it cost less. because they made a bad game. and football haters leave no one cares if you hate football and leave

awia
awia

i hate Football...and they say videogame addiction is bad, what about all the Football freaks?

deadmeat59
deadmeat59

omg americans have bad tase in games no wonder why japanese dont like them i was blind and now i see

faridmon
faridmon

i was talking about how ashamed i was to live in UK, and after this i am happy to live in UK, but i miss Norway :cry:

Goetzy
Goetzy

Yeah I agree playing a video game about football makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Also if there has to be a good selling football game, I would like it to at least be a game that's not made by the rich bastards at EA.

Halo2Spartan117
Halo2Spartan117

Dead Rising should be number 1 Madden sucks its the exact same game as last year with the exception of controling the lead blocker and updated rosters.Also Dead rising is original not sequel after sequel after sequel etc

DrMario57
DrMario57

JEZZZZZ OMG, WHAT THE MONKEYS ARE THE AMERICAN'S DOING! Sports games should be baned! People are spending all there time playing this sport games which i can beleive can take some time to complete, or in fact, never complete! My point... YOU NEED EXCERISE PEOPLE! yeah play any other game for long amounts of time, but i don't see the point in PLAYING ON A GAME CONSOLE sports games.... THINK ABOUT IT!

Ices100
Ices100

No retards keep this game going, and they don't realise they are giving ea all their money to them ever year for the same exact game...sometimes even worse.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

I'm so sick of Maddan. It's the casual gamers that keep this game selling.

ChoadS
ChoadS

This years Madden does suck!!

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Madden SUCKS. I haven't liked the franchise since the Genesis days. The NFL 2K games were much better, and they cost less. Once 2K started to close the sales gap, what did EA do? Buy out the NFL license. It is the height of bull crap. The cowards were afraid of competition, so they bought out the possibility of even having it. How can anyone think Madden is a great game anymore?? It hasn't advanced significantly at all for YEARS. Read the reviews people--it's a decent game, but it's the SAME as last yeat. The only notable new features are controlling the lead blocker (oooo!) and updated rosters. THAT'S IT. Yet they milk people with this horrible excuse for a "new" game year after year. Rather than make a fresh and great new game, EA instead opts to come out with different versions of the game, air commercials, have a pay per-view special, host Madden events, throw a party in a town called Madden, etc.; Face it people, you're buying the game because of the name. Not because it's a better game from last year. If EA spent even HALF the money on development as they do on marketing for Madden, it would really be a marvel of a game. Instead, they know they can sit back, be as unoriginal as they want, not be worried about ANY competition, and MILK the average stupid consumer for all he/she is worth year after year. Pathetic.

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

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_Sam_
_Sam_

I guess people like their madden :P

blacktorn
blacktorn

Omg thats wayy too much madden

barflytke401
barflytke401

Hey...no surprises here. How many other games have an event on ESPN televised nationally every year showcasing the gaming talents of professional athletes? (Madden Bowl) If it wasn't for sports games, I'd say there would be 25% fewer homes with gaming consoles in them. There's more people out there who could care less for RPGs and "smart games" than the opposite. I personally love RPGs and I love Madden. I think that as long as EA puts out a football game, it's going to do well. As far as Madden having to defend its position above that Brain-Age dork game I have to quote James Caan in "The Program"---"I understand that the kids are here for an education and this kind of behavior is a little bit...well, bad...but, you know, when was the last time 100,000 people showed up to watch a kid take some stupid math test?!?"

Havoc19
Havoc19

feel sorry for dead rising's hype being stolen by the madden franchise

terrabreak13
terrabreak13

And people wonder why EA is rich. I just can't get this Madden craze. Maybe because i don't follow football in general.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Alliance? Yeah, like they care about each other. Who cares who is on top really? Only fanboys.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

70% of the games were either for a MS or NIntendo console? Yet another victoriy for the MS / Nintendo alliance!:D Go, MS & Nintendo!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

No shocker about Madden being in the top spots. Especially with no competition. I miss the NFL 2K series. :cry:

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

"Orasion_Seiz - is Madden really that popular in the US?" Yes and no. There are a lot of casual gamers who only buy sports games. And some people have friends who play it a lot, so they buy it so they can compette when they go over to their house. Other people are real big football fans and they're so hyped about the new NFL season that starts around this time that they want to get started taking their favorate team to the superboll. Those people love getting all the latest players on the right teams with any new uniform decorations. And of course EA owns all the game rights to the NFL so Madden is the ONLY pro game avaliable. Kinda like if there was only one cigarette company, if your an addict you have no choice but to buy from them.

ftjx
ftjx

Madden NFL 07 -Gotta hand it to you; VERY IMPRESSIVE!

TryMe01
TryMe01

wow! a PSP title!!! oh, they are available on other platforms... no surprise there

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Being a gamer is NOT the same as being an athlete. Learn the difference! I guess if you play Perfect Dark or 007 games you should join the FBI or some government intelligent agency too. Some of you really need to GROW UP!

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

it is sad to see that one the best games to play on the field or at the beach is being played by many on their sofas. i also agree with many who see this ea game as just the same crap in a new package.

iebubu
iebubu

Wow madden. Who would have known? lol

ghris
ghris

haha a gamecube game in the top ten. wicked!

MiksuFIN
MiksuFIN

Why there is not real Football on the list, just that crap...

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

is Madden really that popular in the US?