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.
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.

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