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With Amazon soon to kick off its two-day Prime Day discounts this week, Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 21 has received a hefty discount on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The latest in the long-running football series made its debut just over one month ago, with a surprise cut already sweetening the deal for those on the fence. Furthermore, you're looking at two copies with that price, with a free upgrade available to next-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.

Madden NFL 21 first launched at the end of August, retailing for $60, now discounted by $20, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions costing $40 via Amazon. The flagship Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition has also received a 50% discount from $100 to $50, while the Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition also drops from $80 to $48. It's the lowest price we've seen yet, including a free guaranteed upgrade for next-generation consoles this November.

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Madden NFL 21 delivers the latest and greatest in virtual football. Save up to 50% less than two months after launch, including free upgrades for Xbox Series X and PS5 that crank up the immersion.

Madden NFL 21 rocks the familiar formula as past series entries, with its hyper-realistic gameplay offering one of the most immersive virtual football experiences. This year brings The Yard, a new backyard arcade mode, and expands its Face of the Franchise with new depth. "Madden NFL 21 is almost certainly a must-buy for fans of the sport," said Windows Central contributor Anthony J. Nash in our review, although warned of early bugs EA plans to address.

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The best from Madden NFL 21 is expected from its Xbox Series X and PS5 versions, packing various upgrades over the existing copies. That includes a new deferred lighting system, improved player models, and bolstered artificial intelligence (AI), making the on-screen athletes better reflect their real-world counterparts. It also sports improved load times, and in the case of the PS5, changes to account for the new DualSense haptics. That all comes free with a program named "Dual Entitlement," providing an easy upgrade once available.

With current world events pushing back former launch titles for both Xbox Series X and PS5, Madden NFL 21 is shaping up as one of the most promising next-generation sports titles. This discount joins just some of the early Prime Day video game deals, cutting down prices ahead of the holiday.

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