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.
EA SPORTS FIFA 09 Sells More Than 1.2 Million Copies at European Retail in Week One, Making It the Fastest Selling FIFA Game of All Time
Thursday October 9, 11:04 am ET
Football Gaming Fans Enthusiastic as the 2008 Holiday Season Kicks Off
GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) today announced a strong opening to its FIFA 09 season. More than 1.2 million copies of the critically-acclaimed game were sold through in its first week on shelves at European retail, making it the fastest start in the history of the award winning franchise.
“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 Peter Moore, President of EA SPORTS™. “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.”
FIFA 09 launches in North America and Asia on October 14, 2008.
This year FIFA 09 delivers unique, platform specific experiences that take advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform — the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360®, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile.
To learn more about FIFA 09 visit www.FIFA09.ea.com.
Developed in Burnaby, B.C., by EA Canada, FIFA 09 is localized into 17 languages and sold in 37 countries – it is the most popular EA SPORTS franchise globally. FIFA 09 is rated “E” for everyone by ESRB and 3+ by PEGI.
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