Excerpt: Back in 1995, SCEA’s “NFL Gameday” for Sony’s brand-new Playstation videogame system took the gaming world by storm. It was a game like no one had seen before, literally. Boasting state-of-the-art graphics and outstanding user control, “NFL Gameday” became an instant success. Two years later, SCEA’s “NFL Gameday 1998” did what EA Sports said couldn’t be done - they created the first fully polygonal football game on a 32-bit system.
Excerpt: Back in 1995, a little hyped game simply called NFL Gameday came along on the original Playstation. NFL Gameday 97 followed in December of 1996. In Gameday 97, Sony and developer 989 studios had a legitimate football game. It featured all of the NFL licensed teams and was seen as the first real challenge to the Madden series on the Playstation. Then came NFL Gameday 98. With Gameday 98, many people felt that Madden had been temporarily dethroned.