New Tiger Woods Video Game Sets Sales Record

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12-The Masters Sets Sales Record Tiger Woods may not have won a tournament on the PGA tour in nearly two years, and may have failed in his most recent attempt to win another green jacket at the Masters. However, the new video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has broken all sales records for the franchise.

"Based on internal estimates, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters sold through approximately 225,000 units and outperformed previous week-one record sales (Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 08 in 2007) by 17 percent in North America"
the game's manufacturer, Electronic Arts (ERTS), announced. "Furthermore, year over year, week one console digital revenue for the franchise is estimated to have increased over 200 percent." The game also sold well at Apple's (AAPL) iTunes store, which markets the game for iPhone and iPad play.

EA made other claims about the game. The most important is the extent to which the game replicates actual course play. Video games have become ever-more realistic over the years, a feature that has become a critical marketing tool for the companies that create them.

Woods is still one of most popular golfers in the sport, and his presence on the tour has been described as essential for healthy PGA television ratings. The new video game's phenomenal success raises the question of whether that continued appeal can eventually win him back some of the sponsors he lost after the very public implosion of his marriage in a massive infidelity scandal. A number of companies, including Accenture (ACN) and AT&T (T), dropped him over it.

But whether the public and potential sponsors can begin to forget the scandal may rest more on whether he can begin to win tournaments again, and whether time does indeed heal all wounds.



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Darrell & Donna

Tiger and his HOs ;;He could open his own HO house;;

April 18 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
goatcars2

Oh darn...I thought it involved 30 sleazy ho's and an arrogant, angry black golfer.

April 17 2011 at 10:58 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
msmith0559

People that support this f loser are losers themselves.

April 16 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sybilquestion

Goooo TIGER!!!!! I love you!! I didn't know that you had a game out. I can't wait to leave work and purchase a copy. Can anyone please tell me if you need a special electronics device to play this game; for example: like do I need an XBox? Because if I do I will go steal my son's. Tiger Woods you're Marriage was destroyed because of the media and the busy bodies that have no lives dictating how you should live yours. SAD. So Tiger CHEATED... Not a nice thing to do but statistics and surveys unfortunately support that MOST men cheat. Perhaps not at the level that Tiger did, but then again they didn't have a Tiger in their TANK.......
I predict Tiger wins two tournaments before the season ends. His first win will be Pebble Beach.

And I will never buy Gatorade for dropping you. Vitamin Water is actually better anyway. Only old people drink gatorade.
In fact, Vitamin Water listen up you need to design a Vitamin Water and label it .......????

April 16 2011 at 4:46 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
reinventex101

Hmmm! I betcha Tiger can finally get back in first position (and that doesn't mean the missionary position, either!

April 15 2011 at 4:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
PeekachewsRevenj

Love this game! The animated porn stars look almost real.
I love shutting off the censor function, so my player can
scream obscenitities, when I screw up the shot. Need to
get the cheat though, so I have the alimony waiver cheat.

April 15 2011 at 4:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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bobbyhustles

OMG you gotta try the Rory McIlroy function code, the game actually starts choking....simply amazing!!

April 15 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
johnny

i think tiger is a great athelete....could care less about his personal life or yours

April 14 2011 at 8:33 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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msmith0559

Your attitude is exactly why this country is going down the F sewer.

April 16 2011 at 7:24 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
leslie

The batteries always run out in the third round

April 14 2011 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tomrangle

How the hell do you call his latest Masters effort a bust? He finished 4th and save for making a couple of putts on the back 9, he might have won. A definiton of a bust is Mickelson.

April 14 2011 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maybudd41

My neighbor got this game and i havent seen him since?

April 14 2011 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply