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Madden NFL 11 – PS3, Wii, & Xbox 360 August 2010 Amazon.com Sales Ranks

September 10, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
     On Monday, I posted “PS3 vs. Xbox 360 – Madden NFL 11 August 2010 Sales Ranks“.  Being that I already discussed the PS3 and Xbox 360 sales ranks in that post, this post will cover mainly the Wii version of Madden NFL 11.
     I left Madden NFL 11 Wii’s sales ranks out of the original chart, because I thought it was difficult to see small differences in sales ranks between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions(plus the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions had the same MSRP), when the Wii version was included.  With this post, I am including the Wii version’s sales ranks in the same chart I used for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Madden NFL 11.
     Madden NFL 11 for the Wii was released on August 10, 2010; the same day the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions were released, but with a MSRP of $49.99, instead of $59.99.
     Was Madden NFL 11 on the Wii close to the sales ranks of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Madden NFL 11?  Let’s take a look:

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Chart Info:
     The chart above shows the August 2010 sales ranks for Madden NFL 11 on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.  Sales ranks were captured between August 2 and August 31, 2010.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the Wii was #43, on August 8 and August 9.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the Wii was #146, on August 2 around 11:30PM.

     On the PS3, the highest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 was #1, while the lowest sale rank was #30.  For the Xbox 360, the highest recorded sale rank was #2, the lowest recorded sale rank was #23.

Critical Reception:
     The Wii version of Madden NFL 11 had reviews start being published around August 9, just like the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.  The big difference with the Wii version’s review score average though, is the number of “professional” reviews it has.
  
     Madden NFL 11 on the Wii has a 76.50% review score average, based on just 6 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The PS3 version had 21 reviews on Monday, and the Xbox 360 version had 26 reviews for its average on Monday.

     Here’s how the Wii version has faired from Amazon.com customer review scores:

Thoughts:
     Madden NFL 10 on the Wii was reported to have sold 66,000 copies its first month; compared to 928,000 copies for Madden NFL 10 on the Xbox 360, and 665,000 copies on the PS3.

     The August 2010 NPD data was released today, and Madden NFL 11 sold 920,800 copies on the Xbox 360 and 893,600 copies on the PS3.
     The Wii version of Madden NFL 11 didn’t make the NPD’s “Top 10” for August, and it appears to have sold less than 100,000 copies, from the initial sales numbers in the NPD data.  Perhaps in the next few days we will learn just how many copies were sold of the Wii version.

If you are interested in Madden NFL 11 on either the PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com listed below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0J4FW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0JB6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I08ESA&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

PS3 vs. Xbox 360 – Madden NFL 11 August 2010 Sales Ranks

September 7, 2010

The Coffee Beans:

     Madden NFL 11 was released on August 10, 2010 for the PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.
     Last year after Madden NFL 10 released, I wrote an article, “Madden’s Magic Trick“, that discussed the overall declining sales of the Madden series, from Madden NFL 09 to Madden NFL 10.
     While the NPD data for August 2010 hasn’t been released yet, we can take a look at how Madden NFL 11 appears to have been selling during the month of August.  With the use of Amazon.com, I tracked Madden NFL 11’s sales ranks on the PS3 and Xbox 360 over 16 days in August, at various times each day.
     The chart below shows the August sales ranks for Madden NFL 11 on the PS3 and Xbox 360; sales ranks were captured between August 2 and August 31, 2010.  The game released on both consoles with a MSRP of $59.99.
     Will Madden NFL 11’s first month sales increase for both consoles over Madden NFL 10’s?  Or, will Madden NFL 11 see another year-over-year decrease in initial month sales on the Xbox 360, versus the PS3’s gain?  Let’s take a look at the sales ranks in August:

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Chart Info:
     ***You may not have noticed the asterisks marking August 13, 14, and 15 on the sales graph, but on those days, I recorded only the Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 11 discounted to $49.99, the PS3 version was not discounted to $49.99.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the PS3 was #1, on August 10 around 12:30PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the PS3 was #30, on August 28 around 10:55PM.

     The highest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the Xbox 360 was #2, on several days: August 6, August 9, August 10, August 12, August 13, August 14, and August 15.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Madden NFL 11 on the Xbox 360 was #23, on August 28 around 10:55PM.

Critical Reception:
     The first reviews for Madden NFL 11 started being published around August 9, the day before the game released.

     Madden NFL 11 on the PS3 has a review score average of 86.21%, based on 21 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.
     Madden NFL 11 on the Xbox 360 has a review score average of 86.02%, based on 26 “professional” reviews on GameRankings.com.

     Neither the PS3 nor Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 11 have faired well from Amazon.com customer reviews this year, here’s an image showing the Amazon.com customer reviews:
2.5 Stars out of 5 for both versions on Amazon.com

Thoughts:

     I think it will be interesting to see how well Madden NFL 11 has performed, compared to Madden NFL 10, when the NPD data is released for August.
     I definitely don’t think the Amazon.com customer review scores would help encourage people to buy the game if they are just glancing at the overall score, but perhaps the “professional” reviews convinced enough people to purchase the game at retail stores?
     While I didn’t get a sales rank for every day of the month, I think that Madden falling off like it did at the end of August is a bad sign for the game.
     If one console will see an increase in sales, I think it will be the PS3 version again, though it does seem that Amazon.com was more aggressive early on with price-cuts to the Xbox 360 version.  I guess we will find out in a week or so!

Question:
     Did anybody purchase Madden NFL 11, and if so, where did you purchase it?  Do you think Madden NFL 11 is better or worse, than other Madden games you have played?
     Based off the sales ranks shown, does anybody want to guess whether Madden NFL 11 will see an overall sales increase or decrease compared to Madden NFL 10?  I would go with an overall sales decrease, just because of how it fell off at the end of August from being in the Amazon.com Top 10.


You can see prices for Madden NFL 11 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0JB6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0J4FW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr