The blistering FIFA 13 launch which began September 25 was driven by high game quality and record sales in key countries, led by more than 1.23 million^ games sold in the first 48 hours in the United Kingdom. FIFA 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 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 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 13 simultaneously. More than 66 million online game sessions have already been played on FIFA 13, representing a staggering 600 million minutes of online play.
“FIFA 13 is a critical and commercial success unprecedented in sports entertainment,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS. “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.”
* according to internal sales data as of October 1, 2012.
^ according to GfK Chart-Track Total UK Market estimates
** according to internal data sources as of October 1, 2012.