Despite Crummy Reviews, Madden NFL 21 is Actually Selling Quite Well

Madden NFL 21 Sales Are Up

According to a press release from EA Sports today, Madden NFL 21 is doing well in the sales department and is up nearly 20 percent year-over-year in its first week. And apparently, players have played nearly 50 percent more games in Madden NFL 21 compared to the first week of Madden NFL 20.

Additionally, The Yard, the brand-new backyard football inspired mode, has been a hit with players, with more than 17 million games played already. The Yard brings fast-paced, small-sided gameplay to the Madden NFL franchise and offers new ways for players to express themselves through deep customization options and relaxed rules that allow for creative gameplay moments and trick plays such as behind the back throws and double passes.

This is good news for the franchise as reviews so far have been less than stellar. We here at COGconnected gave Madden it’s worst review score in 10-years. You can read that review HERE.

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According to the press release, in the first seven days of Madden NFL 21, players have completed more than 460,000 seasons of football, providing an exclusive look at how the 2020 NFL season could unfold. Players have spoken, and this year the two most popular teams are the Baltimore Ravens, led by Madden NFL 21 Cover Athlete and NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs, led by Madden NFL 20 cover athlete and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Jackson is one of the top ball carriers across the game, with the second most rushing touchdowns of all players, and the highest rushing yards among quarterbacks and the second most passing touchdowns. For his part, Mahomes is the top quarterback with the most passing touchdowns and passing yards per game. Not to be overlooked, is the impact of six-time Super Bowl Champion and newly minted Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady who helped raise usage of the Buccaneers by more than 850 percent compared to last year and put the team on top of the NFC South.

Source: Press Release