Madden 2003 Dominates NFL 2K3
It was recently announced that Madden NFL 2003 has outsold NFL 2K3 by 8 to 1. Sega's football title has sold 144,000 copies, while EA's dominant force has sold 1.16 million since its release in August. Also reported, Madden NFL 2003 is up 143 percent in terms of sales and is representing 85 percent of all football game sales on the market.
Although Sega was expected to seriously compete with EA this year for football supremacy, Madden NFL 2003 was simply not going to be denied the award for most popular football game in the industry. Gwen Marker, a representative of Sega of America, reported that Sega never had plans to outsell the sports giant in 2002. This was the first year Sega released the NFL 2K series across multi platforms and the company simply hoped to make large strides in the genre. However, Marker stated, "It's definitely going to be a long-term battle."
9/27/2002 Matt Stensrud