FIFA 12 bags best launch of 2011 so far

Electronic Arts has estimated that FIFA 12 has flogged 3.2 million copies in less than one week, making the footie outing the best launch of 2011 so far.

The figure puts the game ahead of Gears of War 3, and also steals the crown for the best launch of a sports title ever. By comparison, the previous record hold, FIFA 11, sold 2.6 million copies during the same time frame.

Elsewhere, developer EA Sports enjoyed the busiest online gaming day in the company’s history, thanks to over 10 million online sessions being played across all titles on Saturday, October 1 — nearly eight million of which have been attributed to FIFA 12 alone. 

Check out our review of FIFA 12 here.