FIFA 13 sales up over last year on release day
353,000 games sold on the first day
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Sep 27, 2012 - 2:39pm EST (Sep 27, 2012 14:39)
EA announced today that FIFA Soccer 13 has launched to opening day sales in North America of 353,000 copies sold — a 42 percent increase year-over-year.
Those fans across North America played 1.4 million online games in the first 24 hours after the game launched, up 35 percent year-over-year.
For the first time in the history of EA SPORTS, over 1.3 million games (and still counting) have been preordered worldwide, preparing for when the game launches around the world on Friday.
“We’re thrilled that fans throughout North America have embraced FIFA Soccer 13 in such a big way,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS. “North Americans appreciate a great-playing game and their level of engagement with our game is helping to drive the sport’s popularity in the United States.”
FIFA Soccer 13 is available now in retail stores throughout North America, and as a digital download through Origin for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.