EA has announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters generated the largest first week at retail in the franchise's 14-year history.

Based on internal estimates, Tiger Woods 12: The Masters sold through approximately 225,000 units and outperformed previous week-one record sales (Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 in 2007) by 17 per cent in North America.

Furthermore, year over year, week one console digital revenue for the franchise is estimated to have increased over 200 per cent.

Additionally, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 on iPhone and iPad was the top grossing sports game application on iTunes the day it launched and throughout week one.

"We expected fans to be excited about the Masters and for sales to be up significantly. We're pleased that they are," said Peter Moore, president of EA Sports. "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has earned rave reviews, and fans have played nearly two million rounds at Augusta National Golf Club during the first two weeks."

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has reached a series of gameplay milestones since its launch on March 29, including:

- More than 7 million games played on all courses.

- On consoles, fans played the equivalent of 2,515 PGA Tour seasons in online tournaments.

- Over 184 million golf shots taken, 1.5 million achievements and trophies unlocked and 12 million course mastery objectives completed.