Building off their record Madden NFL 13 launch, EA Sports announced today that week one sales for NHL 13 were up 9% over last years game. THe game is not only a sales success but gamers are also playing it more than ever with over 350 online games going on each minute.
How fans are playing NHL 13:
· Since the launch of NHL 13, fans have created just under 50,000 of their own alternate versions of the NHL through the new GM Connected feature in NHL 13.
· During the first week, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins were the most popular teams used across all game modes in NHL 13.
· Fans have played over 3.7 million online games, or the equivalent of over 350 games a minute.
· Fans have scored just under 5 million goals in the first week, dwarfing the 244 goals scored during the first week of the real 2011-2012 NHL regular season.