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ronaldo-direct-free-kick-723x250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Oct 4, 2011

FIFA Soccer 12 Breaking Records Worldwide

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

With over 3.2 million units sold in less than one week, it’s no surprise that FIFA Soccer 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! 

Comments (29)

  1. +2 0
    bravo....iiii EA.. definitely ... bravo......iii
    Oct 5, 2011
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      **** off u ******
      Oct 7, 2011
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  2. +1 -2
    i love this game...... so realistic
    Oct 5, 2011
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      its ******* ****. unrealistic waste of £45.
      Dec 21, 2011
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  3. +2 0
    so then please fix the ulitmste team bug,.. i cannot play ultimate team for 1 week
    Oct 5, 2011
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  4. 0 0
    xd
    Oct 5, 2011
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  5. 0 0
    OH...MY....GOD I nedd this game, fifa is my drug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oct 5, 2011
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  6. +2 0
    I cant play FIFA Ultimate Team on the PC either, game crashes to desktop when i try to play a match, doesnt matter if its online or offline. I get to the pre match warm up in the arena, but when trying to start the match by pressing Start on my controller the game just shuts down and boots me to desktop.
    Oct 6, 2011
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    1. 0 0
      same here
      Oct 7, 2011
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    2. 0 0
      You have to turn off custum tactics i had the same problem.
      Oct 14, 2011
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  7. +2 0
    fix the servers .. still havent got to play against my buddies
    Oct 6, 2011
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  8. Comment Flagged +2 -1
    Need to fix all the bugs.. analog right dont work and need to improve the level Semi-Professional that is very easy and Professional that is very hard! Repairing it, it's all great!
    Oct 6, 2011
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      dont have red cards too! ;)
      Oct 6, 2011
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  9. 0 0
    I can't play online please fix it man
    Oct 7, 2011
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  10. 0 0
    i have fifa 12 on ps3.... but cnt play ultimate tem.
    Oct 7, 2011
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  11. 0 0
    il y a un problème sur PS2, dès qu'il y a un pénalty, le jeu BUG. Est ce que quelqu'une à ce problème ? merci d'avance pour la réponse.
    Oct 7, 2011
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  12. 0 0
    hola quiero jugar a la fifa word interactive cap y me dice que mi configuracion esta incompleta, me podran decir donde chequeo eso. grax el juego muy bueno
    Oct 7, 2011
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  13. +1 0
    i want arabic commentry in fifa 12 for pc
    Oct 7, 2011
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  14. +1 -2
    FIFA 12 servers DO NOT WORK! I've tried for 2 weeks solid and still haven't been able to log on. I'm never buying a EA Sports game again. FIFA 12 is lame!
    Oct 11, 2011
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  15. +1 0
    I played four days in fife 12 and now trying to enter the game and I Origin cuts and is like trying to enter, has anyone any advice?
    Oct 20, 2011
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  16. +1 -1
    the best game eva
    Oct 30, 2011
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  17. +1 0
    Fifa 12 I always play the game on legendary mode and have done for every version on the Ps3 This years edition is frankly the most unrealistic in terms of the ability of your opponent if playing against the CPU. There are few teams in the world today that can pass and retain the ball like Barcelona. In the world of Fifa however EVERY TEAM you play against has the ability to pass the ball around as if they all have telepathic powers! They are always very well positioned and if they are not the player in possession always manages to hold on to the ball until the opportune time that a supporting man goes on a run and of course the pass to him is impeccable EVERY TIME. Getting the ball off the opponent is the next near impossible challenge the CPU always knows half a second in advance what you are going to do and they always manage to flick and trick their way through your challenge or just keep turning left or right of your defender until 1 of two things happen. 1/you have not noticed a free attacker who the player just slips the ball to for a simple tap in or 2/The player manages to turn quickly enough leaving your defender for dead to pass the ball in to the net past a goalkeeper who doesnt seem to have any sense of spacial awareness and this is not even taking in to account what the other defenders are doing while this is all going on and thats a big fat NOTHING
    Nov 3, 2011
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  18. 0 0
    Once you are 1-0 down its pretty much up hill from here as the computer continues to frustrate by keeping the ball not letting you even get to a rare loose ball (as the CPU is always quicker to react and better positioned that your players to pick up the ball thus starting the process once again)
    Nov 3, 2011
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  19. 0 0
    At first I thought it was just that I was still learning the game as all FIFAs require an element of practice but this years game takes the biscuit! The teams at the top of the league are expected to be a challenge but then you would think the teams at the bottom are worse due to their league position WRONG IM AFRAID the teams no matter where they are in the division are as good as all the others and that basically means its only a matter of time before YOU are the one sitting at the bottom of the league! I have made it to the play-off positions so its not that im just crap at the game and when you win it is a very satisfying feeling but thats only cos you have had to hold a 1-0 lead for about 80 minutes cos you are too scared to try and make it 2-0 as if you blow the chance the CPU is all over you and wont give up until the ball is in the back of the net, its just completly unfair that the CPU can knock the ball around as if its attached to their feet! when you do get the chance to pass a defender they can catch up with you with ease EVEN when your winger has 90+ accelleration and sprint speed yet when you are chasing them you might as well forget it!! EA you need to seriously sort out your AI programming and stop disguising the issues with stupid gimmicks like pro passing and tactical defending. The people who buy this game are what gives you a huge amounts of revenue each and every year and most of us (me included) hope that there will be that one year where you get it right! I like a challenge but the levels of frustration are just completely unacceptable. Why not introduce a "FORM" system in to the game where players on your side AND the CPU opponent goes through fazes where things dont always go their way. The fact that no matter who is on the first 11 the level of skill and quality is always unchanged leads to a very frustrating and unsatisfying experience.
    Nov 3, 2011
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  20. Comment Flagged +2 0
    help me i have already used my online pass on my old account and on my new one it wont let me use it again and i cant get on line any ideas wa i shhould do
    Nov 6, 2011
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