Quantcast
EA scores franchise-best week-1 sales with Tiger Woods 12 - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



EA scores franchise-best week-1 sales with Tiger Woods 12


11:30 PM on 04.12.2011
EA scores franchise-best week-1 sales with Tiger Woods 12 photo



It appears that EA Sports didn't need to do all that much with its long-running Tiger Woods PGA Tour series in order to raise its flagging sales numbers. Oh, y'know, nothing aside from the biggest possible "get" for the franchise: bringing The Masters, one of the most storied tournaments in all of sports, to digital life. EA announced today that it sold approximately 225,000 copies of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters during the game's first week of availability (March 29 - April 5). That amounts to a 17% improvement over the series' previous best launch-week performer, 2007's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08. (For reference, the hot-selling Wii version of PGA Tour 10 moved 272,400 units alone... in its first month.)

But that's just a portion of the good news for the franchise. EA is cleaning up on the digital side, too: the publisher estimates a 200% jump year-over-year in first-week DLC revenue. (Check out all the add-ons on offer here.) In addition, the iPhone/iPad version of PGA Tour 12 -- which doesn't even include Augusta National or The Masters -- debuted at #1 on the iTunes sports-game charts, and stayed there for the entire launch week.

It's good to see EA's golf series bounce back after a disappointing 2010, which saw a precipitous 68% year-over-year drop in first-month sales of PGA Tour. I guess the analysts who saw those numbers and wondered if Woods' infidelity had caused a "permanent" decline in sales have a lot of humble pie to eat.

On a related note, Destructoid's review of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is on its way. (I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath.) Sorry -- I was watching the actual Masters this weekend, which ended up having one hell of a final round!






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Sports

1:45 PM on 04.17.2014
Here's what MLB 14 The Show looks like on PS4

MLB 14 The Show has made some welcomed strides forward on PS3 and Vita, from three system cross save to universal profiles to save data that carries over year after year. But the PS3 version does show its age, so if you want...more



6:30 PM on 04.16.2014
In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump

I played BaraBariBall over a year ago at GDC 2013 and it was fun as heck. I liked it BaraBari much. But it's still not out. Not yet, anyways. It's coming this year to PC, PS4, and PS3 as a part of the amazing Sportsfriends. ...more



12:00 PM on 04.10.2014
Review: MLB 14 The Show

I was ready for last year’s The Show to be its PS3 swansong, I was feeling it. It’s not that it wasn’t good. It was as good as it ever was. But there were signs of age. The same old horrifying fan models in ...more



View all Sports






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more