FIFA 13 is off to a big start in North America with first day sales 42% higher than FIFA 12 totaling 353K copies. It wasn’t long ago that the region was fairly weak ground for FIFA but the growth has been staggering in the last three years.
FIFA 12 became the fastest selling sports game in history worldwide moving 3.2 million copies in its first week alone and going on to surpass well over 10 million. Coming off such a strong effort last year, and with record pre-order numbers of 1.3 million already, FIFA 13 is in line to potentially beat those records as well as it releases today internationally.
The impressive early numbers for FIFA 13 comes after strong starts for both Madden NFL 13 (8% higher first week) and NHL 13 (9% higher first week) with NCAA Football 13 (12% down first month) the big concern for EA Sports in the near future.