The biggest sports launch of all-time.
FIFA 13 has sold – not shipped – 7.4 million copies worldwide in just four weeks, making it the biggest sports game launch of all-time, EA announced in its overnight Q2 financial results.
In addition, FIFA digital net revenue generated over $115 million in the first half of fiscal 13, with FIFA Online 2 and FIFA World Class Soccer contributing a combined $50 million.
"Record numbers of players have engaged in the online features and content downloads for FIFA 13, Madden NFL 13, and Battlefield," said EA president Frank Gibeau. "On the strength of our digital extensions, FIFA and Battlefield are the two biggest revenue events in our company’s history. Both are well on their way to becoming billion dollar annual franchises."
Regarding Battlefield 3, EA says that its Premium service has sold over two million subscriptions.