Tiger Woods Video Game Sets Record in Sales

Apr 13, 2011, 10:23 by R.E. Christian

Tiger Woods may not have won another green jacket on Sunday, but he has won big time in the gaming world.

Forbes.com reports that the first week sales of the "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters" video game hit a record high in the series's 14-year history, selling 225,000 units---a 17% increase above its 2007 sales record.

Electronic Arts, the producer of the game, also announced that revenue for the game's overall franchise increased by 200%.

Released on March 29, the sales of the new game are a welcome change from the 2010 version of the video game. Sales dropped by 68 percent last year while headlines of the golf star's torrid affairs consumed the media.