Madden NFL 13 sells 900,000 in 24 hours

Sales of EA Sports' gridiron sim up 7 percent year over year, setting new record for current-gen consoles. Online first-day usage, meanwhile, jumps 28 percent.

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EA Sports' Madden NFL 13 has gotten off to a hot start. Electronic Arts announced today that the newest gridiron football simulator, which launched Tuesday, sold 900,000 copies during its first 24 hours for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This marks a 7 percent rise over last year's iteration, and represents the most successful Madden launch this console generation.

Read more of "Madden NFL 13 sells 900,000 in 24 hours" at GameSpot.

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