Nearly 20 million votes were cast during the seven week campaign (March 7 to April 25) through SportsNation online and via the mobile web
Electronic Arts and ESPN today announced that Calvin Johnson, Jr., wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, was selected by millions of fans across the US to grace the cover of Madden NFL 13, which will hit store shelves August 28. Johnson, a No. 6 seed, defeated fellow NFL Pro Bowler Cam Newton, a No.1 seed, in a matchup culminating in a live unveiling on ESPN's SportsNation and a cover photo shoot for the winner in New York City's Times Square. This year's vote campaign surpassed last year’s totals by 54% (19.6 million vs. 12.7 million), ending with Johnson triumphing over Newton by a final margin of 52% to 48%.
To celebrate and commemorate Johnson's Cover Vote win and to kick off the Madden NFL 13 season, EA SPORTS conducted a photo shoot in New York City’s Times Square to capture the iconic image that will appear on the cover of this year’s game. And to complement the Madden NFL 13 season kickoff, the first game details were released via the feature Playbook today, with additional details to be released leading up to the game launch on August 28.
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