Anticipation Peaks With Nearly 3.5 Million Demo Downloads In First Week And Record 800,000 (And Counting) Games Pre-Sold Globally
Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 12 — the number one selling sports videogame franchise on the planet* — is in retail stores now throughout North America, and will be available in the rest of the world beginning Sept. 30. Launching on 12 different platforms — including Mac for the first time ever — anticipation for FIFA Soccer 12 has reached record levels. Fans have already pre-ordered 800,000** copies of FIFA Soccer 12 — an EA SPORTS all-time high and a 108% increase year over year — while the FIFA Soccer 12 demo for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, received a record 3.49 million downloads*** through the first seven days of release — the most ever for an EA SPORTS game***.
FIFA Soccer 12 is launching to global critical acclaim. It is currently the highest rated sports videogame ever^ on PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 with an average review score of 92 on the PlayStation3, and 91 on Xbox 360. In addition, FIFA Soccer 12 was chosen “Best Console Game” at gamescom 2011, winner of the prestigious E3 Game Critics award for “Best Sports Game” at E3 2011, and 23 other awards to date.
FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine, and revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world game, including all-new Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending, and Pro Player Intelligence. Plus, new live services and breakthrough social experiences like EA SPORTS Football Club, and FIFA Ultimate Team, will deepen fans’ connection to the real-world game, their favorite club, and their friends, rivals and millions of other players around the world in the massive FIFA online community. FIFA Soccer 12 on Mac has the same revolutionary core gameplay features as the HD consoles, and for the first time ever, Mac and PC gamers canplay with and against each other in online head-to-head matches.
FIFA Soccer 12 is localized into 18 languages and available in 51 countries. It is availablefor the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC, Mac, Wii™, PlayStation®2, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad™, iPod® touch and iOS mobile devices.
FIFA Soccer 12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and Pegi 3+.
* Based on units sold world-wide as of July 25, 2011 (via NPD, Chart-track, GFK & Famitsu Marketing Data Service)
** according to internal sales data as of September 16, 2011
*** data provided by Microsoft and Sony
^ Source www.metacritic.com as of Sept. 27, 2011