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FIFA 12 Breaking Records Worldwide

FIFA 12 is scoring major points and shattering records as it captivates football fans around the world.

With over 3.2 million units sold in less than one week, it’s no surprise that FIFA 12 is the biggest video game launch to date in 2011, and the most successful launch in EA SPORTS history. Critical accolades have rolled in and according to Metacritic, FIFA 12 is now the highest rated sports game of this console generation.

If you are one of the 3.2 million with their hands on a copy of the game, I'm sure you've spent some time schooling rival clubs online. If you have, you helped set a new record for online activity. This week, fans played almost 8 million FIFA Soccer 12 game sessions, thus logging a staggering 200 million minutes worth of gameplay!

Other notable achievements from the game’s record-breaking launch include:

  • Sales are estimated to be up approximately 23 percent over last year’s record-breaking launch.
  • FIFA 12 for iPhone and iPad has already sold 191,000 units, and achieved the Top Grossing App for iPhone on 30 worldwide storefronts.
  • October 1, 2011 was the busiest day for online gaming in EA SPORTS history.  Fans registered more than 10 million EA SPORTS game sessions, including almost eight million game sessions of FIFA 12.
  • Almost 350,000 fans engaged in the early web-start for FIFA 12 Ultimate Team via easportsfootball.com, and more than 14 million trades have already occurred within the Ultimate Team mode. For the first time ever, FIFA Ultimate Team is available on disc for fans to enjoy the thrill of building, managing and playing with their ultimate team of football superstars.

See why soccer is the world's sport and order your copy of FIFA 12 on Origin today!