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NCAA FOOTBALL 12 KICKS OFF TO RECORD START AT RETAIL

First Two Weeks Sales Up 17 Percent Over Last Year

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - July 26, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that NCAA® Football 12 generated its largest first two weeks at retail (July 12 – July 26) on Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 platforms in franchise history. Based on internal estimates, after two weeks of sales NCAA Football 12 is up 17 percent year-on-year with more than 700,000 units sold through.

“We’re extremely pleased by the overwhelmingly positive response to NCAA Football 12 by both critics and college football fans alike,” said Peter Moore, President of EA SPORTS. “The team at Tiburon has created the ultimate college football experience which is evident at retail where the game is flying off the shelves.”

Critics and fans have applauded the level of depth and authenticity in NCAA Football 12, thanks to features like the enhanced Dynasty mode, which allows fans to climb the ranks of the coaching ladder on a mission to lead their team to the coveted national championship. While all-new pre-game traditions, like the Sooner Schooner (Oklahoma), Ramblin’ Wreck (Georgia Tech) and Traveler with Trojan Rider (USC) deliver the pride and pageantry of game day Saturday like never before. New York Times stated “NCAA Football 12 is entertaining and immersive”, while Game Informer rated it 9 out of 10.

NCAA Football 12 has reached a series of gameplay milestones, including:
  • More than 870,000 online game sessions have been played – the equivalent of approximately 600 NCAA FBS college football regular seasons.
  • More than 50,000 Online Dynasties have been created, consisting of more than 100,000 user-controlled teams.
  • Fans have created more than one million custom teams using the TeamBuilder website, the online create-a-school feature.
NCAA Football 12 is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. NCAA Football 12 has been rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB. NCAA Football 12 is developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon, and licensed through collegiate trademark agency The Collegiate Licensing Company, a division of IMG Worldwide.

For more information, please visit http://www.ea.com/ncaa-football.

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Member Comments
# 1 TDenverFan @ 07/26/11 11:59 PM
I wonder what caused the large sales increase...
 
# 2 BenGerman @ 07/27/11 12:17 AM
Good. I hope this shows EA that my listening to the fans they can improve their game, and get great sales at the same time.
 
# 3 Sublime12089 @ 07/27/11 12:29 AM
Likely a sales bump off of how good NCAA 11 was. They vastly overestimate the "casual fan" market. Just about everybody wants to see what they see on Saturdays.
 
# 4 HiTEqMETHOD @ 07/27/11 01:19 AM
The more people who purchase and play the game = the more people will realize how poorly tested it was. Such tremendous irony.
 
# 5 ODogg @ 07/27/11 02:53 AM
I'm happy that the game is selling well, it's by far the greatest football game ever to be put on a console and deserves it IMO. And with this years game adding much better defense I think it goes to show the public wants balanced play more than offensive score-fest of years past. I also hope that with increased sales that EA is under increased pressure to address the litany of bugs that have plagued this title..
 
# 6 BaylorBearBryant @ 07/27/11 02:54 AM
Great, sales are up! Now quit boasting, and go fix the bugs!
 
# 7 dickey1331 @ 07/27/11 02:59 AM
Glad to see this game is doing well. Def deserves it.


Do you really care where I sent this from?
 
# 8 N51_rob @ 07/27/11 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BenGerman
Good. I hope this shows EA that my listening to the fans they can improve their game, and get great sales at the same time.
Yes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ODogg
I'm happy that the game is selling well, it's by far the greatest football game ever to be put on a console and deserves it IMO. And with this years game adding much better defense I think it goes to show the public wants balanced play more than offensive score-fest of years past. I also hope that with increased sales that EA is under increased pressure to address the litany of bugs that have plagued this title..
I don't know if it passes some of the NCAA's on last gen, but I have no problem saying that NCAA 12 is the best playing football game (ie between the white lines) that has been released on next gen. Not a lot of hyperbole in that statement. That said, when you delve deeper into the various options and modes there are a litany of issues that need to be addressed. I take solace in the fact that Madden 11 got patched 5 times last year, and form what I heard was playing pretty good after patch 5, so I hope that NCAA can get to that point in far fewer patched.
 
# 9 watsonsmoove @ 07/27/11 03:23 AM
the longer it take for the patch to come out the better the game will be , so I'm thinking that ea is busted their butts off to satisfy the fans by trying to make a perfect game but I think the patch will be out sometime this week or next week hopefully.
 
# 10 wryly @ 07/27/11 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by N51_rob
Yes.



I don't know if it passes some of the NCAA's on last gen, but I have no problem saying that NCAA 12 is the best playing football game (ie between the white lines) that has been released on next gen. Not a lot of hyperbole in that statement. That said, when you delve deeper into the various options and modes there are a litany of issues that need to be addressed. I take solace in the fact that Madden 11 got patched 5 times last year, and form what I heard was playing pretty good after patch 5, so I hope that NCAA can get to that point in far fewer patched.
Saying "NCAA 12 is the best playing football game (ie between the white lines) that has been released on next gen" is like saying "Barbie Horse Adventures 3 is the best Barbie Horse Adventure game to be released in next gen". It's like calling a midget the tallest midget. In other words, EA's attempts at next-gen football have been abyssal at best, including their most recent attempt. Problems like super-linebackers and psychic CPU play-calling continue to plague the series. After several years, these sorts of problems are inexcusable. EA is building upon a broken engine and until they completely overhaul their football engine, their games will be poor attempts at simulating football. I hate that "Well it sucks but it's better than it used to be" mantra. NCAA 12 is nothing like football.

The fact that it sells so well disgusts me.
 
# 11 mattmilone @ 07/27/11 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by wryly
I hate that "Well it sucks but it's better than it used to be" mantra. NCAA 12 is nothing like football.

The fact that it sells so well disgusts me.
Yeah, champ? It disgusts you? In reality, its a lot closer to being than football than not and despite the earth shattering 3 examples you gave (people jump slightly higher than normal on occasion!) a lot of users really like this game. Which brings us to a point, doesn't it?

If this game's success . . . disgusts you so . . . why hang out at a message board for said game? In fact, why not even look at the above article, think to yourself "I do not like this game," and then leave?

Oh, right. You needed attention. I can understand getting pissed at flaws within a game you paid for and complaining about them, but posting on an article about the game selling well (and I'm sure you contributed to its sales) and say it disgusts you is just hilarious attention seeking.

I happen to think that despite this game not being perfect, or even fully idealizing my expectations, that I'm happy to see hard working game developers getting paid. Good for them. Even if you hate the product, I'm sure at some point in your life someone will be disgusted by your work. What, you shouldn't get paid because some ******* on a forum was let down? EA made lots of money. Good for them. Maybe next year, don't buy the game and frequent the forums, if it disgusts you so, you silly goose.
 
# 12 EvanRG @ 07/27/11 11:13 AM
Why are so many of the people who have issues with this game such drama-queens? It seems they use big definitive words to describe their over-blown emotions in an attempt to garner a reaction from the majority of level-headed gamers.

I think this game is a blast and a lot of fun! It has it's bugs but none are game-breakers to me because I judge a game on its re playability and despite the said bugs (most notably roster issues and known money plays) -- I genuinely enjoy coming back to this game.

If you don't gain any semblance of satisfaction or enjoyment from this game, then you are more than welcome to make your opinion known, sell the game and move on.

I've played many online games that have a "Bugs/Comments & Complaints" sub-forum, that is put to great use. As it stands, OperationSports becomes a cesspool of gamers who re-post their opinion over and over and over and it becomes way too much to handle and in return, I don't visit this forum as much as I'd like.

Please anyone who has the authority, pull some strings and try to get a "Bug/Comments & Complaints sub-forum in the works. A dedicated thread is nice, but it holds no clout with new visitors. A forum is a much more definitive and obvious distraction.
 
# 13 jeremym480 @ 07/27/11 11:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ODogg
I'm happy that the game is selling well, it's by far the greatest football game ever to be put on a console and deserves it IMO. And with this years game adding much better defense I think it goes to show the public wants balanced play more than offensive score-fest of years past. I also hope that with increased sales that EA is under increased pressure to address the litany of bugs that have plagued this title..
Agreed and hopefully it will only get better once they patch the player tendencies. It will be like release day all over again

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# 14 jeremym480 @ 07/27/11 11:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EvanRG
Why are so many of the people who have issues with this game such drama-queens? It seems they use big definitive words to describe their over-blown emotions in an attempt to garner a reaction from the majority of level-headed gamers.

I think this game is a blast and a lot of fun! It has it's bugs but none are game-breakers to me because I judge a game on its re playability and despite the said bugs (most notably roster issues and known money plays) -- I genuinely enjoy coming back to this game.

If you don't gain any semblance of satisfaction or enjoyment from this game, then you are more than welcome to make your opinion known, sell the game and move on.

I've played many online games who have a "Bugs/Comments & Complaints" sub-forum, that is put to great use. As it stands, OperationSports becomes a cesspool of gamers who re-post their opinion over and over and over and it becomes way too much to handle and in return, I don't visit this forum as much as I'd like.

Please anyone who has the authority, pull some strings and try to get a "Bug/Comments & Complaints sub-forum in the works. A dedicated thread is nice, but it holds no clout with new visitors. A forum is a much more definitive and obvious distraction.
A++ post. Will read again.

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# 15 Anaxamander @ 07/27/11 11:29 AM
If you're a fan of football and want football games to get better, then this is great news.
 
# 16 MrRudy @ 07/27/11 12:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EvanRG
Why are so many of the people who have issues with this game such drama-queens? It seems they use big definitive words to describe their over-blown emotions in an attempt to garner a reaction from the majority of level-headed gamers.

I think this game is a blast and a lot of fun! It has it's bugs but none are game-breakers to me because I judge a game on its re playability and despite the said bugs (most notably roster issues and known money plays) -- I genuinely enjoy coming back to this game.

If you don't gain any semblance of satisfaction or enjoyment from this game, then you are more than welcome to make your opinion known, sell the game and move on.

I've played many online games who have a "Bugs/Comments & Complaints" sub-forum, that is put to great use. As it stands, OperationSports becomes a cesspool of gamers who re-post their opinion over and over and over and it becomes way too much to handle and in return, I don't visit this forum as much as I'd like.

Please anyone who has the authority, pull some strings and try to get a "Bug/Comments & Complaints sub-forum in the works. A dedicated thread is nice, but it holds no clout with new visitors. A forum is a much more definitive and obvious distraction.
I can't say thank you for this post enough. It really feels like the same guys are trying to be martyrs for the community and flaming out repeatedly while trying to throw this game under the bus.

I'm still new to the community here on OS. There are some folks on here who are insightful and extremely helpful to me in enjoying this game and others, but there are others that I just cringe in reading their posts.

I love the game, and have been annoyed at times. (Tried to start an OD with my buddies and his console freezes whenever he tries to join.) I, however, can look in the rearview and remember the other NCAA games on next gen and how rough gameplay was.
 
# 17 LambertandHam @ 07/27/11 12:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ODogg
I'm happy that the game is selling well, it's by far the greatest football game ever to be put on a console and deserves it IMO. And with this years game adding much better defense I think it goes to show the public wants balanced play more than offensive score-fest of years past. I also hope that with increased sales that EA is under increased pressure to address the litany of bugs that have plagued this title..
Even after trading it in, I still have many positive things to say about the game. It's a great game, and if I had no interest in Madden, I would of kept it and rode out the storm with most of the posters here.

For me bugs killed the enthusiasm I had.
 
# 18 sportzbro @ 07/27/11 12:58 PM
Good for the NCAA team...hopefully they just don't become complacent after the success.
 
# 19 Wildcats302 @ 07/27/11 01:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lambert&Ham
Even after trading it in, I still have many positive things to say about the game. It's a great game, and if I had no interest in Madden, I would of kept it and rode out the storm with most of the posters here.

For me bugs killed the enthusiasm I had.
I almost was going to trade it in after yesterday. I had two straight drives of the psychic defenders morphing to INT my passes when my guy had the inside position, but then I put it back in late last night and had a fun game with no real issues or cheap plays.

The passing for me continues to be a problem overall though, 6/8 for 56 yards was my guys stats in the dynasty game I played last night...yet running seems far too easy. I can run it 45-50 times a game for 250 yards it seems, even in the SEC.

I'm glad the game is selling well this year though, they should continue to strive to put out a BETTER product in patches this year and in the future years.
 
# 20 PRAY IV M3RCY @ 07/27/11 01:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattmilone
Yeah, champ? It disgusts you? In reality, its a lot closer to being than football than not and despite the earth shattering 3 examples you gave (people jump slightly higher than normal on occasion!) a lot of users really like this game. Which brings us to a point, doesn't it?

If this game's success . . . disgusts you so . . . why hang out at a message board for said game? In fact, why not even look at the above article, think to yourself "I do not like this game," and then leave?

Oh, right. You needed attention. I can understand getting pissed at flaws within a game you paid for and complaining about them, but posting on an article about the game selling well (and I'm sure you contributed to its sales) and say it disgusts you is just hilarious attention seeking.

I happen to think that despite this game not being perfect, or even fully idealizing my expectations, that I'm happy to see hard working game developers getting paid. Good for them. Even if you hate the product, I'm sure at some point in your life someone will be disgusted by your work. What, you shouldn't get paid because some ******* on a forum was let down? EA made lots of money. Good for them. Maybe next year, don't buy the game and frequent the forums, if it disgusts you so, you silly goose.
You tell them another football game that they can go too and maybe they wont complain as much..but they have one choice..so they might as well voice their opinion
 

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