EA: FIFA is top selling sports game of all time, passes 100 million in sales
- Posted November 5th, 2010 at 00:56 EDT by Adam Dolge
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Soccer (football) fans can pick their sides, but there is one champion in terms of sales. EA Sports today announced that its FIFA franchise has sold more than 100 million copies throughout its lifetime. The series is now the top-selling sports game of all time.
With 18 years under its belt, the series got a bump with the release of FIFA Soccer 11, selling 2.6 million copies in the first five days after launch, making it the fastest selling sports game of all time.
FIFA 11 Ultimate Team is also now free, and can be downloaded for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
"Few videogame franchises ever reach the 100 million units mark," said Matt Bilbey, vice president of football at EA Sports. "It is a wonderful tribute to all of these fans playing FIFA 11 that our most popular and played DLC [Ultimate Team] is available today for the first time ever for free."
- 11:33pm EDT - November 4th, 2010
Helps to be the most popular sport in the world.
- 12:26am EDT - November 5th, 2010
@1 haha yea. Like any country that has gaming systems will buy this!
Anyways, the demo was awesome- Ill probably pick it up sometime soon.
- 9:01am EDT - November 5th, 2010
Also one of the most traded in games of all time too. Game stores usually only give $1 for them so it's not a huge loss if they never resell.
- 3:31pm EDT - November 5th, 2010
pes 2011 ftw!!!
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