FIFA 14's launch week sales were down by 24 per cent compared to the launch of FIFA 13, but the game recovered by the year end to be up on what FIFA 13 managed in the same period, reports MCV.

According to data supplied by UKIE/GfK Chart-Track, sales of FIFA 14 closed 2013 at 2.65 million copies, putting it ahead of what FIFA 13 managed by the same time in 2012.

FIFA 14's recovery can be attributed to sales on Xbox One and PS4, particularly Day One Xbox One units that came bundled with the game. 364,000 Xbox One consoles were sold in 2013, but it's not known how many included a copy of FIFA 14.

FIFA 14 was only outsold in 2013 by GTA 5, which managed 3.67 million units.

Source: MCV #771

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