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fifa-13-news-billboard.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Oct 3, 2012

FIFA 13 Is the Biggest Videogame Launch of 2012

We had an unprecedented opening day with the launch of FIFA 13, and the records keep breaking. The game has sold over 4.5 million copies across all platforms worldwide in just five days making it the biggest videogame launch of the year.

Fans are playing the game in record numbers. On September 30, we saw the busiest day for online gaming for a single title in EA history with 800,000 fans playing the game simultaneously. More than 66 million online game sessions have already been played.

The excitement for the game since launch only escalated when it was released in the UK. The game sold more than 1.23M copies in the first 48 hours there, making it only the second videogame franchise to ever sell more than 1M copies in the UK in one day.

We want to thank our fans again for playing and making the launch of FIFA 13 such a big success. We'll see you on the pitch!

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Comments (14)

  1. 0 -2
    Your game is actually better than FIFA 12 (the worst ever) but it seems that pace is still a dominant and abused factor of the game. It takes the fun away from build up play and scoring hard earned goals. Ultimate team is where pace is exposed the most. Plenty of times a simple firm through ball right through the back line will have an attacking opponent one on one with the keeper from one single pass. Sure theres gonna be a lucky pass every now and then but it shouldn't be something that......
    Oct 4, 2012
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  2. +1 -1
    Happens so often that people rely on it. Also as many people including myself have noticed that the defensive features are almost to easy when it comes to tackling. The B or O button depending on which console is used to make a standing challenge that most likely will come out with the ball 90 percent of the time. It's a little to easy, I think the game shouldn't be so focused on handicaps for the people who don't match up to the level of others but just a fun and fair game for every one....
    Oct 4, 2012
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  3. +1 -1
    Wing play is also to dominant. I can't even count how many times I have stuck a player of 90 plus pace on the wing and served crosses into the head of a tall striker and scored. With pace on the Wing a simple give and go can get you from the defensive third to the opposing players eighteen in one play. And one last thing is defensively some of the players who are well known and a good example would be Carlos puyol.. Not such a fast player in real life nor according to the stats in the game..
    Oct 4, 2012
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  4. +1 -1
    At 57 pace he is able to keep up with some of the fastest players in the world. Now I'm not a fan of speed but it doesn't make sense how he can remotely keep pace with someone of ronaldo's ability. I am strongly against pace only because it eliminates so many of the great things that you guys have added to your game. I think if this wasn't such a determining factor we would see a lot more close games much more hard earned goals as an online community. Thank you--- I have grown to hate the game.
    Oct 4, 2012
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  5. 0 -1
    Very, very disappointed with this Fifa 13. I may go to Pro Evolution soccer 13 for the first time in my playing game.
    Oct 8, 2012
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  6. 0 0
    bought the game but due to connection errors on the ea servers and unable to connect ot play online. its going back tomoz
    Oct 15, 2012
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  7. 0 0
    I only have one question: When will you release a version (download is quite OK - like the 2012) for Mac-computers. I already have the iOs version, but the serious game is on my iMac. Please release it!!!!
    Oct 15, 2012
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  8. +3 0
    I am also disappointed in this fifa. the improvements made are shadowed by the boosts you can buy to make your team better than your opponent's and this only kills the fairness of the game. the same goes for the custom tactics where you can increase the speed , accuracy, stamina, shooting ability of your players at will. You just can't know if your opponent is a better player or if the boosts are doing the job for him. It's just frustrating that at this point EA is not moving more toward a simulation but more toward an arcade. I guess they don't care since the game is selling so well... the last 3 versions of the game have been plagued by this problem. Being a skilled player is no longer a factor since you're not playing on a leveled plainfield. You sometimes wonder how some players are still in a certain level of the season when you're looking at how good they are. They make absolutely no mistakes, they can score from anywhere on the field, their goal keeper is flawless, their defense anticipates everything you do effortlessly, their player have absolutely no lag and are faster to react to everything you do. The way I see it, if a parent decides to buy the game for their kid 3 to 4 months after the release date, there's absolutely no way this kid is going to be able to compete since those who had the game earlier would have already bought a lot of boosts. The online experience will only be a nightmare!!! I have been playing Fifa since 1998 and my interest in the game is fading every year when I look at all the unfairness. This might be the last version of the game that I throw $65 at.
    Oct 18, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      This comment it the truest comment ive read on this forum,Gane is blighted by players being allowed to edit players,it stinks,How does that happen ir real life as it is suppose to interpret ?
      Oct 19, 2012
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  9. 0 0
    This game is good, but the servers need to pick up. I keep getting logged out and i get lag even when the latency is at full bars. Everything else is perfectly fine to me, it's just the servers suck!!!
    Oct 19, 2012
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  10. +1 0
    How can I activate my online pass in fifa 13??
    Oct 22, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      It does not work! If you get it to work, please, please let me know
      Nov 14, 2012
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  11. 0 0
    Does anyone know if, and when, EA plans to release Fifa 13 for PS2 in the US? The dates on the fifa page say its already released but this is not the case. Its in every region except NTSC.
    Oct 24, 2012
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  12. 0 0
    everybody seem not bias when compare FIFA & PES, you have to play both of games before judge them. The fact is Fifa severs working very well,its much more better than PES, if you guy have sometime take a look on Pes fan website, there are bunch of complaint about lag cheat, disconnect cheat, server down, gameplay bad v..v.... trust me, i'm PES man & i only play Fifa
    Oct 25, 2012
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  13. 0 0
    my fifa points are gone because the servers disconnected and i was buying i want them back please barca fan is my name on Fut i want them back
    Nov 6, 2012
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  14. 0 0
    This is ********! I bought the game and the on-line pass does not work! Nobody on ea has been able to help and i'm getting sick of it, i feel I've been ripped off. It is disapointed because I've had FIFA since 1997 and this is the first time I'm havin trouble with the game! So much expectation, so disapointed!!
    Nov 14, 2012
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