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 FIFA 13  is the fastest-selling game in 2012
FIFA 13 is the fastest-selling game in 2012
October 3, 2012 | By Eric Caoili

October 3, 2012 | By Eric Caoili
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Newsbrief: After moving more than 4.5 million copies in just five days, FIFA Soccer 2013 is not only the fastest-selling sports title of all time, it's the fastest-selling game of the year so far.

EA Sports credits the record sales to the game's quality -- its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions have received mostly positive reviews from critics, averaging scores of 88 and 90 on Metacritic respectively. FIFA 13 also launched on 3DS, Wii, PS Vita, PSP, PS2, PC, and iOS.

The game performed particularly well in the UK, where it sold over 1.23 million copies in just 48 hours -- it's only the second game franchise ever to sell more than 1 million units in the region in a single day.

Madden NFL 13, also an EA Sports release, also set new records for the football franchise last month after it sold 1.65 million copies during its first week on sale.


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Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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Ssshhhh. We're not supposed to talk about successful console games, unless its to criticize them.

Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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Yes, 4.5 millions in 5 days. Its a disaster.

Joe Wreschnig
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Serious question: How many of those sales were on iOS, or PS2? It's a bit early to talk about "successful console games" when you don't know how many of those were on platforms we'd not consider "console gaming".

(Heck, maybe even throw the Wii into that list, no one in the industry is lumping it in with "consoles" these days.)

Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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According to public estimates, last year Ps3 + 360 was something like 12 millions copies. Fifa is a beast.


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