FIFA 10 screenshot
FIFA 10 screenshot

EA has put "some real distance" between FIFA and rival football video game title PES, EA Sports president Peter Moore has said.

Speaking yesterday at an event held at Premier League stadium Stamford Bridge to officially unveil FIFA Online - the upcoming free-to-play web-based version of FIFA - Moore described FIFA 10's performance as "phenomenal".

Last year, FIFA 10 released to critical acclaim. In our review, we called it "the best FIFA ever created", giving it a 9/10 score.

In comparison, Konami's PES 2010 struggled to improve on the disappointing PES 2009, scoring a 7/10 in our review.

"It is unbelievably difficult in the world of iterative sports titles to get these kinds of review scores," said Moore.

"These are the types of scores that games that are three or four years in development get, that have massive budgets, that allow character development that is free, and massive worlds. You think of the shooters and the RPGs that get these kind of scores. These scores don't happen, typically, in sports. How does it happen? Because of the investment in technology, the investment in extra resources, the building of a tremendous marketing program around that."

Moore revealed 300 million FIFA 10 connected game sessions have been played by fans since October. That astonishing figure, he said, was "growing to the tune of millions per day".

"It's been a tremendous year for us with our FIFA franchise - number one around the world; made tremendous strides in a lot of markets, in particular here in Europe, and we feel we've put some real distance between ourselves and our competitor at this point," said Moore.

"Since we shipped the game in October it's been phenomenal from a business point of view as well as the way we positively impacted the broad world of video games and in particular the world of sports video games.

"We've had 50 international awards in the last four months since the game has been on the market. [It's] the fastest-selling sports game we've ever had, at 1.7 million units here in Europe alone. And then from EA's point of view, [it's] the fastest-selling game of all time for EA in the European markets. So, a tremendous amount to be proud of."

Pointing towards the future, Moore insisted EA wouldn't be "complacent" following FIFA 10's success.

"We're growing not only organically, we're not only taking that market share away from our competitor, but our goal is to grow the overall football business."

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GeNeCyDe1993

I believe FIFA is beating PES in nearly every single way. Nevertheless, Peter Moore should probably keep his mouth shut...
Posted 22:55 on 30 January 2010
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alibehroz

Pes in terms of graphics and game control is much higher quality of FIFA.
Posted 21:40 on 30 January 2010
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renegade@ dudester

Yeh because it will Grind them down :)
Posted 17:27 on 29 January 2010
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dudester

He is but do they need to keep telling everyone everyday?

If he wanted to praise his team for those exceptional reviews they had as he says then do it is there any need to constantly mention the competition?
Posted 17:18 on 29 January 2010
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renegade

He is however right Fifa is still better than PES
Posted 17:17 on 29 January 2010
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dudester

Pipe down Moore and concentrate on your own game if you constantly looking over your shoulder don't be surprised when someone runs past you.
Posted 16:54 on 29 January 2010

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