Quite obviously, 30fps isn't as good as 60fps, as Madden NFL 08 fans soon found out. The Xbox 360 version is clearly superior due to this issue – the framerate suffered in the PS3 version – and PS3 owners were certainly disappointed in discovering this significant failing. And of course, everyone wanted to know only one thing: why?

EA has tried to explain to GamesIndustry.biz, though, and the reason for this discrepancy between the two versions is actually quite simple…EA Tiburon was just more comfortable working with the Xbox 360 hardware.

"In the case of the next-generation consoles, many publishers have been developing titles for the Xbox 360 for over three and a half years while everyone who publishes now for the PlayStation 3 with the exception of Sony has been developing for the PlayStation 3 for only a little over one full year," said EA in the statement. "The differences in the overall knowledge of the hardware is vastly different for both consoles and, as is the case with newer technology, it is very difficult to get it right the first time."

Well, we figured as much. EA isn't up to snuff on the more complex PS3 architecture at this point, but despite the admission, this doesn't help football fans and PS3 owners this season. Let's hope EA gets on the ball before too long.

Related Game(s): Madden NFL 08

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13 years ago

This is unconscionable!

Should a company knowingly produce an inferior product and charge the consumer the same amount and present it as an similar alternative to a another KNOWN product?

I've been a Madden fan since it's inception ,but, this is almost a backbreaker for me!

I bought the PS3 to play Madden on not knowing how lousy the game was…I just assumed that it would be an upgrade over Madden 07/08 for PS2. Heck 08 for PS2 was not an upgrade over o7 save for the roster changes! The kicking game in the simulation mode was rediculous…as was the punting in the training camp mode.

I almost took the PS3 back when I found out that you COULD NOT build a team and then watch them play against computer opponents…you HAVE to participate in the game.

EA should issue all of us that bought the Madden for PS3 a refund of either all or part of the purchase price knowing full well that they produced an inferior product!