Tag Archives: fifa 09
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 19:17 GMT
ELSPA’s confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest selling game for PlayStation 3, and FIFA 10 for PSP, in the UK last year.
Tue, Aug 25, 2009 | 17:35 BST
Microsoft has added Burnout Revenge, NFS ProStreet and FIFA 09 to the Games on Demand service for Xbox 360.
Each will run you $19.99.
Head on over to Major Nelson to get pricing for your specific region.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 17:24 BST
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 18:59 BST
Halo 3 isn’t going anywhere. The past four weeks have proved it.
Differences this week include FIFA 09 taking the seven spot away from Left 4 Dead, and the Bionic Commando demo falling off the chart and being replaced by Fallout 3.
Xbox 360 Top Live Titles
- Halo 3
- Call of Duty: WaW
- Call of Duty 4
- Gears of War 2
- UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo
- GTA IV
- FIFA 09
- Left 4 Dead
- Fallout 3
- Resident Evil 5
Get all the Arcade and Community stuff after the break.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 12:12 BST
EA Sports president Peter Moore told Eurogamer last week that there’s “distance” between the quality of FIFA PES.
The Konami game is now in EA’s “rear view mirror,” said the exec.
Moore, added that he’s demanding a Metacritic rating of 90 for this year’s version, up from the 87 accrued by FIFA 09.
“I want 90,” he said. “It’s a challenge, and as I said in the presentation, it’s not easy with sports games to continue to raise the bar every single year – and it’s half tongue-in-cheek as I know how difficult it is.”
More through the link.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 22:08 GMT
The FIFA 09 Ultimate Team update’s available now on Live and PSN.
The pack lets players choose the most talented players in the world, “develop them into a dream team” and then go against others online.
Press release is posted below, and contains loads more information.
Mon, Mar 02, 2009 | 12:02 GMT
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 14:53 GMT
EA claimed today that an average of 1.25 million online games of FIFA 09 are played every day, and that over 141 million online games have been played in total.
The average figure is a 321 percent increase over FIFA 08′s online stats, apparently.
“Online is the next great frontier in sports gaming. We are seeing a record number of individuals globally playing FIFA 09 online so we are focused on developing games that maximize the online experience,” said FIFA boss Andrew Wilson.
“A dedicated team developed FIFA 09 Ultimate Team and they have created a game within the game, delivering a strategic new way to play FIFA 09 that will create hundreds of additional hours of playing time.”
EA’s releasing a new online mode – FIFA 09 Ultimate Team – to help you get the best out of your million of hours of play.
Full details after the break.
Mon, Feb 09, 2009 | 18:27 GMT
EA’s announced detailed for the US qualifiers of the FIFA Interactive World Cup, the final winner of which will take place in a regional final in New York for the chance to go on to the actual final. Finally.
The West Regional will take place on March 7 in Santa Monica, and the East Regional is scheduled for March 21 in Baltimore.
Entrants in each Regional Final will be competing for a prize package valued at $2,000 and three berths into the National Final in New York.
Win the PS3-only event and you’re $20,000 richer.
Details after the break.
Wed, Feb 04, 2009 | 08:24 GMT
FIFA 09 has sold 7.8 million copies to date, EA CFO Eric Brown said in the firm’s Q3 conference call last night, conflicting an NPD joint-report on global sales last year.
The stats group claimed the top five sellers in the UK, US and Japan didn’t include the game, instead pointing to Mario Kart, Wii Fit, GTA IV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and CoD: World at War as the main titles in 2008.
Brown also claimed that Need for Speed Undercover had sold 5.2 million copies.
More on Edge.
Thu, Jan 15, 2009 | 20:31 GMT
The Major‘s confirmed that the Live Season feature in FIFA 09 where player’s stats are affected by the form of their real life counterparts has fallen in price.
“The English Barclay’s Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga and Mexican Primera Division are now 420 points each, down from 560 Points each, while the package of all six leagues, originally 1600 points is now 1200 points,” says the piece.
So there you go.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Dec 22, 2008 | 21:23 GMT
Chart-Track’s confirmed that FIFA 09 has pipped World at War to the post to take the UK number one slot. Activision will be well pissed off.
The bookies won’t, however. The only way to win’s to keep it in your pocket, don’t you know.
Last week’s charts here. Data for the week ending December 20.
- FIFA 09 (EA)
- Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard)
- Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
- Need For Speed Undercover (EA)
- Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
- Wii Play (Nintendo)
- Quantum of Solace (Activision Blizzard)
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
- Tomb Raider Underworld (Eidos)
- Wii Fit (Nintendo)
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 20:34 GMT
Call of Duty: World at War is celebrating a month at the top of the UK charts, MCV writes.
The Activision shooter’s looking good for Christmas number one, although FIFA refuses to drop off, taking third place this week.
Last week’s chart here. Data below for the week ending December 6.
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Mario Kart Wii
- FIFA 09
- Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
- Need For Speed: Undercover
- Tomb Raider: Underworld
- Fallout 3
- Wii Fit
- Wii Play
- Guitar Hero: World Tour
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 | 12:40 GMT
In the words of an EA rep this morning:
“We were unable to secure the official Wales license.”
It popped up overnight that Wales isn’t included in FIFA 09, something Welsh fans are getting quite miffed about. Was Welsh football playing hard to get, or something?
We’ve left a voicemail with EA to clarify the situation, so hopefully we’ll get something more later today.
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 | 20:45 GMT
According to this Wales Online piece, there is no Welsh football team in FIFA 09. Rather obviously, some Welsh people are a bit pissed off about it.
“In all seriousness you have to wonder how we are not in the game and yet New Zealand are,” said punter Noel Davies.
“In earlier versions of the game they used to have a Wales team. I imagine the market for this game in the UK is huge, so to ignore Wales is ridiculous. There are enough gaming members of the public in Wales. I find it really insulting.”
Baffling. Patch it, EA. Cymru am byth.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008 | 12:09 GMT
According to this MCV story, FIFA 09 has broken the 1 million sales barrier in the UK after only five weeks on sale.
“We are delighted with the success of FIFA 09,” said Dan Holman, marketing manager for EA Sports.
“We have continued to listen to gamers and football fans and the result has been the fastest-selling FIFA game in franchise history.
“To sell in excess of one million copies in five weeks, beating our previous best by one month is incredible and the development team at EA Canada deserves a lot of credit for delivering the best football game ever.”
The news means the franchise has now sold more than 10 million units in Britain in the past five years.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 16:24 BST
EA will probably already be soaked in champagne, covered in streamers and pushing for the “wrong hole” with the secretary in the cleaning cupboard: it looks as though FIFA 09 is going to beat PES 09 at review.
It’s probably going to be a close thing, but the games on Metacritic seems staggered in the opposite direction to normal, with the PS3 version of FIFA on 87 with most reviews in, and PES on 86 after the first – usually the most positive – reviews now in place.
Keep an eye on that Metacritic PES score, football franchise fight fans.
Thu, Oct 09, 2008 | 17:27 BST
EA’s confirmed that FIFA 09 has become the fastest selling game in the series, with 1.2 million units sold in Europe in only a week at retail.
“FIFA 09’s great kick off is a testament to our loyal fans across Europe who simply can’t wait to get their hands on the game,” said EA Sports boss Peter Moore.
“FIFA 09 is EA’s best football offering to date featuring game modes such as Be A Pro: Seasons, 10 vs. 10 Online Team Play, FIFA 09 Clubs and the adidas Live Season service. This is our fastest selling FIFA game of all time and it’s rewarding to see the game so high on the list of must-have titles this holiday.”
It’s out in the US on October 14. Press release after the drop.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 12:10 BST
According to this MCV story, UK supermarket Morrisons has cut the price of the PS3 version of FIFA 09 to £25.
The Xbox 360 version is to remain at £40, the piece says.
The promotion will run for two weeks.
“This offer was a last minute decision,” explained a Morrisons spokesperson.
More through the link.
Sat, Oct 04, 2008 | 09:33 BST
There’s a video on Kotaku of the FIFA 09 team outlining the game’s Be A Pro mode, and it all looks very good, to be fair. The idea is that you take a player through his career, the goal of which is to become a “national legend.”
Just a shame it’s football, really. Take a look.