EA has announced the opening sales figures for FIFA 2012, and they’re hugely impressive.
Men and their balls. Check yours.
What is most surprising, though, is that sales of the iPhone version of the game are nearly 880,000, making up a fair percentage of what we can safely assume are otherwise mostly PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
It’s worth mentioning that EA are basing the figures on ‘internal estimates’ but they’re unlikely to be too far out.
It’s the biggest sports game ever and – according to the press releases – the biggest game launch of 2011 to date, trumping Gears of War 3’s claim earlier in the week.
On October 1st alone, FIFA players registered more than eight million sessions of FIFA.
EA have also released the top five supported teams based on player preferences:
- Manchester United — 241,767 supporters
- FC Barcelona — 144,709 supporters
- Arsenal — 131,305 supporters
- Real Madrid — 126,806 supporters
- Liverpool — 118,182 supporters
I’m hardly the world’s biggest football fan, but those are some impressive figures indeed.
We’ll have our reviews of both FIFA and PES 2012 along soon.