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fifa-13-news-billboard.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Sep 27, 2012

FIFA 13 Has Unprecedented Opening Day

FIFA 13 continued to smash records in it's opening day with record sales in the first 24 hours at retail, record pre-orders around the globe and the biggest global launch day of any iOS game we've ever done in our history. Wow.

We posted recently about the growing popularity of soccer in North America, and that certainly proved to be true when the newest version of FIFA 13 hit the shelves. In the first 24 hours at retail the game sold 353,000 copies for Xbox and PlayStation, which is a 42% increase from the past year. It's been getting rave reviews with 39 review scores of 90 or above.

If that wasn't enough it also set records for iOS as our biggest launch-day performance of any EA iOS game in our history with downloads up 62% over last year. Think about that - we're the #1 publisher on iOS with games like Tetris, Bejeweled, SCRABBLE, Monopoly, Madden, NBA Jam, Real Racing and others - so that's no small accomplishment for our FIFA team. Our launch event in New York featuring Snoop Lion (formerly Dogg, of course) propelled the hashtag #SnoopFIFA13 to be trending in the US and worldwide on Twitter.

We want to thank all of our fans who have been playing FIFA 13 since launch day and congratulate the EA SPORTS team on another successful launch this month. Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the game so far and why you were so excited to pick up a copy!

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Comments (13)

  1. Comment Flagged +4 0
    Crashed on me twice so far when selecting squads in ultimate team.had it half hour.ps3
    Sep 28, 2012
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    1. Comment Flagged +1 0
      AA
      Oct 5, 2012
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  2. Comment Flagged +4 0
    happened to me also. seriously this issue is getting worse. fifa for me is one of the best football game i've ever played. but this kind of things upset me. pls take action and fix it. it happened from previous fifa also. why you guys cant sort this thing out? i hope i get what i have paid for. thanks
    Sep 28, 2012
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  3. Comment Flagged +5 0
    It's a shame EA release a game in these conditions. Worse: after millions of people bought it in pre-release. I've been playing FIFA since '95, buying every single game, I feel myself deceived. We all have problems and deal with it but EA should step up, recognize that they exist and at least apologize. Not make news about the "UNPRECENDENT OPENING"... shame on you EA!
    Sep 28, 2012
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  4. Comment Flagged +2 0
    The game feels really unfinished. Especially the sound is really lacking.
    Sep 28, 2012
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  5. Comment Flagged +1 0
    I have the one with that grfikoy game Fifa 13 bought the license, the system requirements right!   Then hard to hear commentators!   I can play with to get online! I can not change the control to do that?
    Sep 29, 2012
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  6. 0 0
    I bought mi game this week, and in the carrear mode at the 17 november the game have a default, i went to the place where y bought the game, and they change mi game for another one, but whits this new game i have the same problem.
    Sep 29, 2012
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  7. 0 0
    good records!!! paid for pre-order 2.09.2012, today 1.10.2012, and the game is not available to me at the Origin. After such delays will have to forget about the new records!
    Sep 30, 2012
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  8. 0 0
    Bring back desert strike on ps3 & xbox 360....
    Oct 1, 2012
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  9. 0 0
    I've got demo first. On my PC, demo worked quite ok, with few stutters on high details, but it was obvious they was result of a unfinished game ore bugs, not my hardware. Now i bought the game, and instead of getting it to play with that few problems fixed, it get much worse! It stutters even on low details now! It's practically unplayable! How is it possible that full game is worse then demo? And i also didn't get any reply from your Customer support except generic message. It was 4 days ago!
    Oct 3, 2012
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    28.09.2012 купил в Store на PS3 полную версию FIFA13. Постоянно выкидывает с серверов EA. Ни одну игру в сети не смог сыграть. "Возникла проблема доступа к серверам EA. Позже вы можете попробовать войти вручную, используя Импорт данных в меню Моя Fifa13 онлайн"- что это такое....мне может кто-то объяснить. За что я деньги дал?????????????????????
    Oct 3, 2012
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  11. Comment Flagged +1 0
    When will Fifa 13 come for Android ??
    Nov 13, 2012
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  12. Comment Flagged 0 0
    Where is the android version??? I am Galaxy S3 user and i like this game on xbox360. I want to on android. Now! Or speak release date.
    Jan 3, 2013
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  13. Comment Flagged +1 0
    When will FIFA 13 come to andriod??
    Jan 29, 2013
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