Madden To Top August NPD Sales Charts

by Matt Helgeson on Sep 01, 2010 at 11:01 AM

While NPD hasn't actually released its August video game sales data yet, EA has ruined the surprise with the rather unsurprising news that its annual football juggernaut Madden NFL 11 will be the month's top-selling title.

According to an EA press release, the company's internal estimates show an increase of 5 percent in Madden sales across all platforms as compared to last year.

“Madden NFL 11 is the number one selling game in August, and the game has created enormous enthusiasm in the online community,” said Peter Moore, president of EA Sports. “Each day on consoles, fans are playing as many games online as the equivalent of 750 full NFL seasons. Now on Facebook, Madden NFL Superstars will bring a whole new dimension and audience to the Madden NFL experience.”

Madden was also the top grossing application on Apple's mobile platforms.