FIFA 13 has sold through over 12 million units, outperforming FIFA 12. FIFA 13 outsold Call of Duty in Europe last year.
FIFA 13 is the highest grossing game in the series, followed by FIFA 12.
All online services, including multiplayer, will be down across all games for about two hours.
EA and 39 Studios' RPG the first new IP RPG to take the top spot since Pokemon in 2000.
Battlefield 3 has entered the UK All Formats All Price video game chart at No.1, becoming the 10th biggest UK All Formats week 1 seller.
Bookmakers have made Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 the overwhelming odds-on favourite to claim Christmas No.1 2011.
EA has announced that FIFA 12, released on September 30 in the UK and September 27 in North America, has already notched up an estimated 3.2 million unit sales.
GAME and gamestation stores across the UK will be opening at midnight on Thursday for the launch of FIFA 12.
Every Monday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post.
news : FIFA 12 soundtrack revealed
EA has revealed the in-game soundtrack for FIFA 12. The game will include tracks from 39 artists including Kasabian, The Ting Tings, CSS, The People, The Strokes, The Vaccines, and more.
GAMEfest, the three day consumer gaming event from leading games retailer GAME, has sold out for Saturday September 17, but tickets remain for the Friday and Sunday.