Record-Smashing 800,000 Peak-Simultaneous. Players Online More Than 70 Critics Award Review Scores Of 90 Or Higher

EA Sports announced 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.

Critics are praising FIFA Soccer 13 with 75 reviews scores of 90 or above. Joystiq awarded FIFA 13 a perfect 100 score, saying “FIFA 13 is, in a word, superb.” Multiplayer in Italy called it the “best FIFA ever” and JeuxVideo Magazine said “FIFA 13 approaches perfection.”

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.

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4 responses »

  1. Reid Brown says:

    Hopefully WiiU will have a good new sports package.

  2. Wes B. says:

    I’m not really surprised to hear this news. The game itself looks so amazing, and from what I’ve heard, the gameplay is really good.

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