People underestimate the amount of games that would be sold for a CFL football game.
400-500K could easily happen.
HOWEVER, this should not be expected yearly, that would be foolish.
if there was a CFL game ever 2 or 3 years it could have sales in the 300K+ range, likely higher because why is it there won't be sales in the states? People don't like to buy EA sports games down south do they? wait a tick yes they do.
It doesn't matter if follow the NCAA or NFL, people still buy those games. I don't follow either and I own a copy of each because their good football games.
if the CFL game, was that a GOOD football game and it easily could be then it should sell.
I know a good amount of people that rarely go to football games(CFL) that would buy a CFL game.
Let's compare the AFL to the CFL.
Arena Bowl 20 (2006) TV viewership - under 1M people. -Live crowd 13-14K
94th Grey cup (2006) TV viewership - Over 4M
Live crowd - 44-45K
yet for some reason the CFL will only sell a fraction of as many games as the AFL?
yes the AFL is in the states, but that doesn't mean it can sell more games.
there are alot of minor league football leagues however there are only really 2 Pro football leagues, NFL + CFL and maybeee the AFL.
the CFL would likely have pretty decent sales down south, not at all close to Madden of course, but six figures sales.(Mainly from Maryland(Baltimore), US fans + all NCAA fanatics who want to see say a game with Charlie roberts in it)
BTW, the CFL is looking into a CFL game.. so what's the point of a pole? Cohon has said he's looking into it, but anyone who thinks that a game would be made overnight is living in a dreamworld.
It is also unlikely if a game did get started that it would be announced so prematurely.
In all likeliness it would be a suprise, 1-2 months before it's release and just let CFL fans go insane that a game is coming out in 1-2 months.