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Anti-football violence and Madden NFL 25



Cordova, TN; September 27, in the year of our Lord 2013--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is taking a good look at anti-football violence and Madden NFL 25. Do you hear that sound? It is the winds of change. There is a growing movement against the sport of American football. The NFL paid close to 765 million dollars to settle the concussion law suit. Medical professionals have learned the long term damage to the brain thanks to too many hits to the head in football. Which should come as no surprise since we have known about this in boxing for some time now. There has also been a growing movement by some to ban American football.

Has this had any impact on the Madden NFL franchise? Are there less people buying Madden NFL video games? Sales for Madden NFL 25 in the first week are down from last year. In fact Madden NFL 13 (last years Madden NFL game) were 650,000 units higher in the first week. There are always other factors to take into account. Madden NFL 13 was released on more active systems than Madden NFL 25. Madden NFL 25 is going to be released on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 later this one. One year does not denote a trend. EA Sports has a contract with the NFL to be the only company to make video game representations of football – so the lack of competition could hurt the franchise. Madden NFL 25 sold one million units in the first week. So Madden NFL is not hurting. Madden NFL 25 is also being given credit for helping rebound sales for the video game industry this summer.

When I started this article I thought there was no impact on the Madden NFL franchise. After doing all the research I now know there is no conclusive answer at this time. Some of the results of this reseearch surprises me. If sales drop again next year then that could move this topic to the front line of discussion in the video game industry. If sales improve next year then we know the anti-football violence movement is having no impact on this franchise. EA Sports is in a good position to highlight the issue of head injuries in football in their games.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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