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Best sports video game franchise: 'Madden NFL' or 'FIFA'?

Ever since video games have exploded on consoles, gamers have been obsessed with sports games and now we at The Tylt want you to pick the best one! In this matchup, we have "Madden NFL" versus "FIFA." The "Madden NFL" series has generated over $4 billion in revenue. "FIFA" is an international sensation that sold in over 50 countries as of 2011. But which game is better? 🏈 ⚽ 🎮

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Not everyone can hit the genetic lottery, but people can still live out their dreams of being professional athletes on a console. For many, the video games are more important than the sport itself, providing a community of competitors and friends who can play together.

While there are many options to satisfy sports fans' video game cravings, four franchises have separated themselves from the rest. And now, The Tylt wants to know which franchise you think is the best. Vote for your favorite sports video game franchise by clicking on the bracket below!

#TeamMaddenNFL

There were other football games before it, but no one has built a franchise quite like "Madden NFL."

"Madden NFL" by EA Sports was one of the first sports games where people actually lined up to buy it. According to CNN, as of 2013, the franchise has sold more than 100 million copies of the game, generating more than $4 billion. After licensing the NFL players and stadiums, "Madden NFL" has been the go-to NFL simulator for millions of fans.

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One of the outstanding features of "Madden NFL" is the Franchise Mode. Players are not only given the opportunity to play the game as their favorite player-created or real-life team, they get to control contracts, concession prices, and stadium amenities just like a real-life NFL owner. 

While the visuals and gameplay have evolved and wowed fans, Franchise Mode has remained the signature feature of "Madden NFL."

#TeamFIFA

Soccer is an international game, so it's not surprising one of the most popular video game franchises centers around the sport. According to Electronic Arts, as of 2011, "FIFA" has been sold in 51 different countries in 18 unique languages. 

According to GameSpot, "FIFA 12 "was purportedly the fastest selling game ever, with 3.2 million units sold, and $186 million in revenue generated in the first week of release. Those numbers speak to the consistent quality of "FIFA," and the company's ability to put out an entertaining product.

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While the smooth gameplay is a staple of "FIFA," the career mode is what really separates the game from the pack. Players can create their own athlete, and navigate the perilous journey of a footballer. Whether it's signing a huge deal, or being selected for the international team, you can control every aspect of your player's life on the team. You can also choose to be a manager where you can make decisions on personnel.

Every soccer fan thinks they can run a team better than the executives in charge. "FIFA" gives them a chance to prove it.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Best sports video game franchise: 'Madden NFL' or 'FIFA'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMaddenNFL
#TeamFIFA