FIFA 11 breaks international sales records

FIFA 11 breaks international sales records
James Orry Updated on by

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EA has announced that based on internal estimates, FIFA 11 has broken sales records for the FIFA franchise with 2.6 million copies sold to consumers at retail across Europe and North America as of Saturday, October 2.

FIFA 11 has become the fastest selling sports game ever, having raced off the blocks in markets around the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and North America.

In the UK alone the game has sold in excess of 800,000 units.

“This is a landmark achievement for EA Sports – we’ve shattered sales records at retail, critics are praising FIFA 11 as being one of the most authentic and innovative titles ever, and fans are connecting and competing with other gamers around the world and have logged a record number of online connected game sessions,” said Peter Moore, president of EA Sports.

A few more figures for you:

– FIFA 11 is estimated to have grossed more than $150 million at retail

– The two day period of FIFA 11’s launch in Europe – October 1-2 – was the busiest period for online gaming in EA Sports history. Fans registered more than 18.6 million EA Sports game sessions, including more than 11.3 million on FIFA 11.