U.K. sales of footie outing FIFA 12 are currently surpassing those of Pro Evolution Soccer by a ratio of 25-1, publisher Electronic Arts has said.
The game went on sale in the region late last month and moved 3.2 million units in one week, debuting at the top of the U.K. All Format Charts in the process.
By comparison, Konami’s PES 2012 launched last week and only managed to reach number five on the charts, becoming the first title in the long-running franchise not to score the no.1 spot.
“FIFA went out just a couple of weekends ago. We had record pre-orders and record sell-through,” said Keith Ramsdale, VP of EA Europe, during the publishing giant’s winter showcase yesterday (reported by Gamerzines).
“And when you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA. On its first weekend like-for-like we’ve just outsold PES by 25 times."
“That’s a sign of the momentum and the fanbase and community behind FIFA, and let’s be clear, an absolutely kick-arse game. It’s unbelievable,” he added.
Check out our review of FIFA 12 here.