If not for Tony Hawk 3, Madden would've been the last game released for the Nintendo 64. Madden 2005 came out for the Playstation two months before the final game was released. Madden 08 was the last game ever released on the Gamecube. Madden 09 was the last released for the XBOX. Madden 12 came out for the Playstation 2 well after that console was forgotten.
Like Brett Favre, Madden lingers around long after it should. But unlike Brett Favre it's a good thing. If you are adverse to change or if you can't afford consoles bordering on rent payment it's nice to know you don't have to forgo updated videogame football.