Video game developer EA Sports has announced that FIFA 13, its football simulation title, has sold more than 4.5 million units all over the world across all platforms on which it launched in just five days since the official release date.
The game has been available in the United States since September 25 and moved 353,000 copies to players during the first day, even if gamers in the territory are not known for their love of European football.
In the United Kingdom, the birth place of the game, FIFA 13 has done even better and has sold 1.23 million units in just two days in order to top the video game chart for the week.
is at the moment the fastest selling game of 2012, and the only releases which might threaten its position are Assassin’s Creed III from Ubisoft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Activision.
EA Sports has also revealed that, on September 30, more than 800,000 players enjoyed FIFA 13 at the same time and that since launch more than 66 million online game sessions were played, totaling no less than 600 million minutes of online game time.
Andrew Wilson, who is an executive vice president at EA Sports, has stated, “FIFA 13 is a critical and commercial success unprecedented in sports entertainment. Every minute of every day millions of fans around the world are experiencing what the critics have already said – FIFA 13 is the biggest and best sports game we have ever created.”
The performance of FIFA 13
might increase when the Wii U version of the game launches on November 18 in the United States, November 30 in Europe and December 8 in Japan.
FIFA 13 introduces a number of new changes to the core Player Impact Engine and makes the overall game more unpredictable.