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Madden NFL 13 By The Numbers

Madden NFL 13 hit shelves on August 28 and it’s been off to a huge start: fans played the equivalent of 47,000 NFL regular seasons in just the first seven days, it’s had the highest day-one usage for any Madden title, there were an average of 3,000 Madden games started every minute on Labor Day and so far there have been a total of 81,516,738 total games played.

Whoa – that’s a lot of football.

So where are all these fans and what have been the most popular teams? Here's a breakdown, check it out:

Top Ten States Playing Madden

1.    California
2.    New York
3.    Texas
4.    Pennsylvania
5.    Florida
6.    New Jersey
7.    Illinois
8.    Ohio
9.    Maryland
10.  Virginia


Top Ten Most Popular Teams Used

1.    San Francisco 49ers
2.    Philadelphia Eagles
3.    Dallas Cowboys
4.    Baltimore Ravens
5.    Green Bay Packers
6.    New York Giants
7.    Houston Texans
8.    Chicago Bears
9.    Washington Redskins
10.  New England Patriots


It looks like EA’s home state of California came out on top in both lists! What’s your favorite team? Sound off in the comments and check out this video from EA SPORTS with our first week results!

Comments (11)

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    u need to patch the card game ultimate so we can restart from scratch its the only reason i buy the game i mest up bad need to restart please help
    Sep 14, 2012
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    I wish they would bring back the ability to see if ppl on your friends list are in games with the quarter and score. If we had it on PS2, why can't we have it on PS3? Also, why did they make it to where you can't see your opponent's record and DNF when you do a play now game? **** is silly. I would always back out of games vs ppl with ****** records or high DNF. Case in point, I just played a guy who quit after he went down 14-0 in the 1st quarter. He most likely has a high DNF. If I could see that before the game, I wouldn't have played him. They should also have the old way to see your stats as well as your opponent's stats and their last 10 games. That's also a good way to judge who you should be playing.
    Sep 16, 2012
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    Since the last patch was installed when attempting to eject the disk after a game by pressing the PS button on my PS3 controller the screen would momentarily freeze then the console would automatically turn off. The console would then turn on with a comment on screen stating that the console was not properly turned off. This occurrence started the last two days after the patch was installed. This did not happen prior to that. Also, this only happens with Madden 2013 and not any of my games.
    Sep 16, 2012
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    is there gonna be a madden 13 game for iPhone??
    Sep 17, 2012
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    Hey EA how about you do a RECALL on Madden 13 and fix everything. Its sad how you guys are trying to make the game as real as it gets. But you see with the problem with that is your never going to get it close I don’t care on how much software you put in this game its still going to suck. Here are the flaws to this ***** game. 1. The hitting on here is a joke I do a big hit on somebody and it hurts my guy but not theirs. 2. Pass is horrible I’m sorry but a ******* MLB cant jump 30 feet in the air for a interception. 3. Blocking. The blocking is horrible I am so sick of the computers blocking for their players but yet your computers will not block you for ****. 4. Running I don’t know why you made the players retarded I think its stupid that your own player can me tackled by a line man why don’t he just AUTOMATICALY bounce off of him. 5. How can you have close games when you get hit out of bounce THE CLOCK SHOULD STOP BUT NOT ON THIS GAME IT WILL KEEP GOING…. HOW ABOUT YOU DO A RECALL FOR THIS GAME AND THEN WAIT A FEW MONTHS AND THEN SEND IT BACK OUT ONCE YOU FIX EVERYTHING…… Sincerely SiK EviL XBOX 360
    Sep 18, 2012
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    THIS GAME TRULY IS TERRIBLE THEY TOOK EVERYTHING THAT WAS SIMPLE AND UNCOMPLICATED AND MADE IT A MAZE! I TOOK MINE BACK AND BOUGHT A MADDEN 12! THE ONLY IMPROVEMENT IT GIVES IS THE BETTER GRAPHICS AND I TRIED TO GIVE IT A CHANCE BUT AFTER TWO WEEKS WHEN I WAS STILL COMPLETELY IN THE DARK I FINALLY GAVE UP! IF THIS IS ALL THE BETTER THEY CAN DO( CHANGE EVERYTHING INCLUDING WHAT PEOPLE LIKE ABOUT THE GAME AND MAKE IT AS CONFUSING AS POSSIBLE WHILE TOTALLY RUINING THE GREAT MADDEN FRANCHISE) I WIL
    Sep 24, 2012
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    L JUST PLAY MY OLD ONES THAT EVERYONE KNOWS AND LOVES!!!!!!! CONGRATS EA YOU JUST LOST A CUSTOMER AND I WILL MAKE SURE TO TELL EVERYONE I KNOW HOW I FEEL!!!!!!
    Sep 24, 2012
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    Ive been playing madden for over 20 years now every year and every year they make small adjustments that seem to try and fix what people are complaing about1. MLB do not jump 30 feet in the air in madden 13 like they did in madden 12 and why the hell should you just be able to run into your guy and not fall? try doing that in real life i promise youll get much of the same result as you do in madden while i do agree that you should be able to hold x/a and have your guy grab on to your linemens jersey. Running into my own guy do set up my blocking was one of my faviorite tricks for years now so yes i did have to re-adjust to the gameplay but over all they fixed it as far as i can see they have revamped in a good way they only thing i see is the funny stuff that happens after plays not during and as for passing they finaly made it so if i want to throw to a hole and lead my receiver away from defenders i can so how the hell after years of not being able to throw away from defenders even though their wide open if thrown and for the blocking have you ever thought that maybe you just suck at reading where the hole is? quit complaing because the more you complain the more they try to fix your complaints and the more they try to fix your complaints they more you leave your self scracting your head....
    Sep 25, 2012
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    im losing player after singing contact
    Oct 16, 2012
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    hi, I have a problem trading players in connected careers offline. For the first 2 seasons, all was well, but staring midway through the second season, and all the way through the off-season and preseason, every time I try to make a trade I get the following message: "Your trade could not be submitted at this time. Try again later." If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd really love to hear from you. Thanks.
    Nov 23, 2012
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    Just bought the game. Freezes each time we play. Downloaded the update and still crashed? Anyone having similar problems?
    Dec 29, 2012
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