FIFA 13 preorders hit 875,000

Reservation figures for EA Sports' soccer sim up 62 percent in North America, 37 percent in Europe; demo downloaded nearly 2 million times.

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As of September 13, gamers across the globe have preordered more than 875,000 copies of EA Sports' upcoming soccer simulator FIFA 13, Electronic Arts has announced. That represents a jump of 37 percent year-over-year in Europe and an even healthier 62 percent surge in North America.

FIFA 13 is pacing well ahead of launch later this month.
FIFA 13 is pacing well ahead of launch later this month.

Additionally, EA announced that the demo for FIFA 13--made available last week--was downloaded 1.99 million times in its first three days across the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This represents a 29 percent increase compared to the three-day download figure for FIFA 12's demo.

FIFA 13 is due out on September 25 in North America, but gamers will not need to wait that long to hit the pitch. Subscribers to EA Sports' Season Ticket program ($25 for 12 months) will be able to download the game in full on September 21. European Season Ticket holders can download FIFA 13 on September 22, a full six days ahead of its launch in that region on September 28.

For more on FIFA 13, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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