Madden ’07 best-selling game of 2006; Why God, why?

It sells...This is based off of a press release, so you can expect it to be especially in favor of one thing or another. Electronic Arts announced they’ve sold 5 million copies of Madden NFL ’07 across the different consoles, proclaiming it to be “North America‘s most popular game of 2006.”

Their press release has EA Sports‘ VP for Marketing Todd Sitrin saying, “Madden NFL 07 is the must-have game for players to realize the full power of the new systems…” While we can understand how pleased they are, we were wondering how that could have happened.

The juggernaut known as EA has been under a lot of criticism for their microtransaction plans, even moreso after someone found out the downloads just unlock stuff that’s already on the disc. We know most of you guys don’t like what EA’s been doing, so we’re somewhat floored by this news.

This little bit of coverage definitely isn’t pro-EA, but the situation warrants some actual reaction rather than a straight retelling. For all the advertising and spin a company makes, consumers have the final say as to whether a commercial venture will succeed or fail. We don’t want EA to fail as a corporation, but we certainly want them to work towards respecting the consumer as a person than as something that spits out money for the bosses, and the best way to say so would have been to say “No.”

It sells...This is based off of a press release, so you can expect it to be especially in favor of one thing or another. Electronic Arts announced they’ve sold 5 million copies of Madden NFL ’07 across the different consoles, proclaiming it to be “North America‘s most popular game of 2006.”

Their press release has EA Sports‘ VP for Marketing Todd Sitrin saying, “Madden NFL 07 is the must-have game for players to realize the full power of the new systems…” While we can understand how pleased they are, we were wondering how that could have happened.

The juggernaut known as EA has been under a lot of criticism for their microtransaction plans, even moreso after someone found out the downloads just unlock stuff that’s already on the disc. We know most of you guys don’t like what EA’s been doing, so we’re somewhat floored by this news.

This little bit of coverage definitely isn’t pro-EA, but the situation warrants some actual reaction rather than a straight retelling. For all the advertising and spin a company makes, consumers have the final say as to whether a commercial venture will succeed or fail. We don’t want EA to fail as a corporation, but we certainly want them to work towards respecting the consumer as a person than as something that spits out money for the bosses, and the best way to say so would have been to say “No.”

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