FIFA 13 preorders hit 1 million

EA Sports' soccer sim reaches new reservation total on launch day in North America; demo downloaded 4.6 million times; Wii U version confirmed as system launch title.

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FIFA 13 launched today in North America behind over 1 million worldwide preorders. Publisher Electronic Arts today announced that fans have reserved an additional 125,000 copies of the soccer simulation since last week ahead of its launch worldwide on Friday.

FIFA 13: 1 million (preorders) strong.

The game's demo, which launched last week on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, has been downloaded 4.6 million times, EA said. This is a record for any EA Sports game, and represents a 42 percent increase in worldwide downloads year-over-year.

Of all FIFA 13 demo downloads, 875,000 came from North America, EA said.

EA also confirmed today that FIFA 13 will be a launch title for the Wii U. Nintendo's new console goes on sale in North America on November 18 beginning at $299, with subsequent releases following in Europe and Australia on November 30, and Japan on December 8.

Discussion

56 comments
hungthuy1
hungthuy1

FIFA 13 captures all the drama and unpredictability of real-world soccer, and is driven by five game-changing innovations which revolutionize artificial intelligence, dribbling, ball control and physical play. It is the largest and deepest feature set in the history of the franchise. These innovations create a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, deliver freedom and creativity in attack, and capture all the drama and unpredictability of the real-world game. <a href="http://gamercheatblog.com/pc-game/fifa-13-activation-key-generator-update-working-with-steam-and-mac-os-x/">FIFA 13 Activation Key Generator Update (Working with STEAM and Mac OS X)</a>

residentgunnerx
residentgunnerx

FIFA 13  BEST FOOTBALL GAME EVER!!!!!!new commentary ,new game modes(fifa ut seasons),new first touch control that makes the great game even more dinamic and realistic,new celebrations,players !neymar finnaly has a real face!!! :D that is more than enough for me!can not wait to get my pre-ordered copy!:P sold fifa 12 couple of weeks ago :P my only concerned is -did EA fix their servers...?:/

kstizz
kstizz

damn i freakin like the celebrations cnt wait to create my own player

 

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Bloody hell it's such a terrible series....

ACWH
ACWH

I'm glad that some sites are finally stating what customers have been for years... FIFA XX is service pack to the previous one. I own FIFA 12 but I'm not buying 13 unless the price drops to less than £20. £40 for what I feel is more of a service pack than a full featured game is a con. Where's the new commentary? Where's the new formats? Simply tweaking something and adding some new graphics, indie music and then charging full price is basically making a mug out of a consumer. If you have 12 and your desperate for new team rosters and kits then go ahead and purchase. If you're a sensible individual don't bother and wait for 14 or a price drop.

Cozm1kaos
Cozm1kaos

how is this game on the ps vita?

 

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Bully for FIFA lol - always good to see a game sell well though regardless of personal feeling towards it!

mulder_000
mulder_000

How did Madden 13 sell?!!?  I must know now!!!!!!!

aamir69
aamir69

Gamespot is destroying the gaming industry with false advertisement & articles. Imagine if you are a small company with great game & no one knows about you vs a big tycoon company that tweaks the game a bit & gets 8.5 here. Erasing the line between the truth & lie is the worst you can do.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Is every article about EA sells rep reach 1 million sells? or is it just some overhyped false numbers to get people excited? EA's got a way of lying to the consumers to get more money.

tightwad34
tightwad34

So a franchise that has been going for over 15 years is popular?  Get outta here.

craigprime
craigprime

Money suckers? I don't follow that. If all of us already know it's practically the same, then I think it's safe to say that most of you didn't buy it, right? The only reason EA dishes this out every year is because of

1: People who have too much money to spend

2: Ignorant people with just enough money to spend

3: Stupid people, no matter how much money they have

These are the people that keep yearly sports games alive. If you didn't buy it, why the crap are you complaining? You buy the games you like, you skip the games you hate.

mastergundam
mastergundam

Fifa 13 on vita is not even Fifa 13...fuck EA

abdou
abdou

Goaaaal

 

EA 1 - Customers 0

bigruss51
bigruss51

Weres 5.1 surround for PC ea? Guess what ea, im not paying for my next few ea games. Why should I have a moral conscience if they don't. It might seem like a small thing to some but not to me, and many others would agree. Fifa13 is a fantastic game though. It might look the same as fifa12 but it plays much better.

kaivil
kaivil

FIFA 12 And FIFA 13 look just the same.i didn't see no difference at all.easy money if you ask me.peace out.

hector530
hector530

and EA makes easy money using very little effort

sonicare
sonicare

That's pretty good for North America - traditionally a hockey and football continent.  And no, not that football.

immortality20
immortality20

Great news, EA has pumped out very quality sports titles this year and all of them have sold well. I'm glad people are getting their money's worth, though Soccer, or Football whatever you want to call it, bores the living hell out of me.

But I'm glad the industry is alive and well!

gbus316
gbus316

1million deluded souls. Pro Evo Supporters Club!

sephirothsfan02
sephirothsfan02

Picked it up today, what a dissapointment. EA is not even trying anymore now that there`s no real competition, they`re out to get your money and not even hiding it.

the9thinning
the9thinning

I'm picking it up today at GameStop. Gotta have those 24 free gold packs. :)

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

 @ACWH there's new modes, new commentary & an overall better game, fifa has always been about refinement & tweaking the game to make it better, has been since 06 and even before that & as for not paying £40 for it, thats just being tight man

Slash_out
Slash_out

@DrKill09

You mean Football.

I say that and I hate the sport. But it's still Football.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

 @DrKill09 what do you get out of visiting multiple pages to post comments such as these?

Is FIFA bothering you?

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

 @aamir69 This is why you don't rely on a single source of information, that should be common sense anyways.

 

At the latest since the "Jeff Gerstmann debacle" a few years back you should know that the big reviewers get paid for positive scores.

It's not as bad here on GameSpot as it is over at IGN for example, but still.

 

May I recommend to you "RockPaperShotgun" : http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Thank me later ...

alien33
alien33

Agreed. Every 4-5 days a new article pops up raving about the pre-order numbers of FIFA growing. 1) We don't care 2) Why do you have to make 10 articles about this? Just make one before the game comes out

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

 @kaivil yes they do look the same but they play different, you're expecting graphics improvements now at this time in a consoles cycle lmao? the tech is like 6 years old 

-Jonce-
-Jonce-

 @gbus316 It would take some massive shift in quality or maybe a brain aneurysm before I buy FIFA ahead of Pro Evo.

ACWH
ACWH

 @Hardstyler2012 Don't try it. The commentary is the same and exactly what new modes? £40 is not tight. It's a lot to ask when you already have a game that's more or less the same.

aamir69
aamir69

 @bloody-hell Why become so defensive? You are missing the point here, quality of information/ article/ review makes some one reliable or non-reliable not 'paid for positive scores'. What's the point of a review if money is used to hide the rinse repeat & negative aspects of a game? 

kaivil
kaivil

What's wrong with my COD profile ?@hector530