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access_time October 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM in Culture by Sean Garmer

FIFA 13 Sells 4.5 Million in Five Days

If anyone still wonders why EA makes yearly releases of their sports franchises, the following information learned about FIFA 13´s worldwide sales should answer any lingering questions.

Electronic Arts announced today the record-smashing start of EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13, selling over 4.5 million games across all platforms worldwide in just five days. It is the biggest
videogame launch of 2012 and biggest sports videogame launch of all-time. FIFA 13
was the No. 1 selling game in at least 40 countries around the world.

The blistering FIFA Soccer 13 launch which began September 25 was driven by high
game quality and record sales in key regions, led by more than 1.23 million^ games
sold in the first 48 hours in the United Kingdom. FIFA Soccer 13 is only the
second videogame franchise ever to sell more than 1 million units in the UK within
just 1 day.

Fans are also playing FIFA Soccer 13 in record numbers. September 30, 2012 was the
busiest day for online gaming for a single title in EA history. An astounding
800,000 fans played FIFA Soccer 13 simultaneously. More than 66 million online
game sessions have already been played on FIFA Soccer 13, representing a
staggering 600 million minutes of online play.

FIFA Soccer 13 is available now in retail stores around the world, and as a
digital download through Origin. The videogame is available for the PlayStation 3
with PlayStation Move support, Xbox 360 with Kinect™, PlayStation®Vita handheld
entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™ console, PC, PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and
November 18 on Nintendo Wii U™ system. The game is available on the App Store for
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. FIFA 13 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB.


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