FIFA 13 sells 7.4 million units, is biggest sports launch of all time

FIFA Soccer 13 is now "the biggest sports launch of all-time," Electronic Arts has revealed, with 7.4 million copies sold through within its first four weeks of release.

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FIFA Soccer 13 is now "the biggest sports launch of all-time," Electronic Arts has revealed, with 7.4 million copies sold through within its first four weeks of release. (4.5 million of those copies in the first five days!) Not only is FIFA making EA tons of money at retail, its digital business is expanding as well. Digital net revenue was $115 million for the first half of fiscal 13, which includes FIFA Online 2 and FIFA World Class Soccer that contributed over $50 million to EA's bottom line. This chart, specifically, should make EA's investors quite happy:

FIFA digital revenues have been growing steadily

There's more opportunity for EA to milk FIFA Soccer 13 when the Wii U version launches with the console next month.

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    October 30, 2012 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, FIFA 13 sells 7.4 million units, is biggest sports launch of all time.

    FIFA Soccer 13 is now "the biggest sports launch of all-time," Electronic Arts has revealed, with 7.4 million copies sold through within its first four weeks of release.

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      October 30, 2012 2:01 PM

      I'm still baffled at the fact that people buy these sports games every year.

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        October 30, 2012 2:02 PM

        I have no idea how Fifa13 stacks up with Fifa12, but the Fifa games in general are really good. I guess if you're a real nut you won't mind paying every year for a game that you also play all year.

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        October 30, 2012 2:13 PM

        What? Each one has totally new content.

        /Roster changes

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        October 30, 2012 2:29 PM

        The yearly roster update is just a cliche from people who don't play sports games (because they don't play sports in real life, even though a game is completely different).

        FIFA has slowed down the gameplay updates recently, but from 07-11 there were major changes, such as 360 degree movement and recently the collision engine.

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          October 30, 2012 4:01 PM

          pretty much. The same people don't balk at buying a new CoD or Assassin's Creed every year though.

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            October 30, 2012 6:42 PM

            Er. Shit yeah, I do. I haven't bought a Call of Duty game in ... my entire life. Same with Ass Creed.

            /goes back to playing old ass games

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              October 30, 2012 6:43 PM

              Never played the original call of duty? That's sad :(

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        October 30, 2012 2:32 PM

        i buy them once a generation or so, and still feel unrewarded with upgrades.

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        October 30, 2012 6:13 PM

        TBF, FIFA 10/11 and 13 are really good. 13's definitely worth it.

        FIFA's just doing even more well now because Winning Eleven/PES is still stagnating and people are moving over.

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      October 30, 2012 3:59 PM

      I buy Fifa every two years. Fifa 13 is well worth it. There's so much in this game it's remarkable. Game play is excellent I have to say. 11 was fun but this is 'leagues' ahead. Helps being a footy fan.

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      October 31, 2012 9:01 AM

      FIFA is one the most consistently awesome games out there. I clock in probably over 50 hours every year. Awesome game