Electronic Arts has announced that Madden NFL 13 has sold 1.65M units across all platforms in its first week of release. This reverses the declining trend in the series, as the game has jumped 8% in sales since last year.
The game also set a record for launch day sales, with 900K units moved.
Even more encouraging for EA, online users have increased by a far greater degree. Online gameplay rose 31% since last year, with 24M games played in the first week alone. Daily Average User (DAU) rates on HD consoles increased 14% over last year as well.
Madden NFL 13 launched on the 28th August across all major platforms, save PC.