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EA: FIFA 12 outselling PES 2012 25-1

Wednesday, 19th October 2011 15:04 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Mammoth.

EA’s claimed that FIFA 12 is currently outselling PES 2012 in the UK by a massive 25-1 ratio.

“FIFA went out just a couple of weekends ago. We had record pre-orders and record sell-through,” EA Europe VP Keith Ramsdale said at the publisher’s European winter showcase yesterday, as reported by Gamerzines.

“And when you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA. On its first weekend like-for-like we’ve just outsold PES by 25 times.

“That’s a sign of the momentum and the fanbase and community behind FIFA, and let’s be clear, an absolutely kick-arse game. It’s unbelievable.”

FIFA 12 launched at the end of September with first week sales of 3.2 million units. Its debuted at the top of the UK charts was also the third biggest launch in UK history.

PES 2012, on the other hand, just about made it inside the top five this past week, the first time a PES title hasn’t debuted at number one.

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5 Comments

  1. K-V-C

    SHOCCKKKKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR…………………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    #1 3 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Yes, EA.

    This change in market leader was not due to constantly slagging off your competitor’s game.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. daytripper

    as long as pes fan websites continue to kiss the arse of konami then the game will never see the dramatic improvements required

    #3 3 years ago
  4. viralshag

    To be fair though, FIFA is a vastly superior game to PES these days. I will agree with some of the comments on it being a slight upgrade from the year before but until Konami make that huge upgrade to bring them into line with what’s on offer from EA, then they will continue to be in second place.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. daytripper

    @4 to many people in the pes community the game as it stands is “amazing”. i dont think its a bad game (2012) but there is a lot to be improved on.

    most pes websites give feedback of previous entries straight to konami, mostly through their uk community manager jon murphy, with the feedback it seems to be one step forward and three back in other areas. its not good enough.

    #5 3 years ago

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