Madden NFL 13 sells 900,000 in 24 hours

Sales of EA Sports' gridiron sim up 7 percent year-over-year, setting new record for current-gen; online first-day usage jumps 28 percent.

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EA Sports' Madden NFL 13 has gotten off to a hot start. Electronic Arts announced today that the newest gridiron football simulator, which launched Tuesday, sold 900,000 copies during its first 24 hours for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This marks a 7 percent rise over last year's iteration, and represents the most successful Madden launch this console generation.

Madden NFL 13 launched to nearly 1 million in sales.
Madden NFL 13 launched to nearly 1 million in sales.

Sales figures for the Wii and PlayStation Vita versions of Madden NFL 13 were not announced.

Madden NFL 13 also set a day-one online usage record, with peak simultaneous users jumping 28 percent over last year's first-day figures. GameSpot's review of the game found it to be a competent yearly update, with old issues returning and little significant innovation over last year's iteration.

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