FIFA 13 Sets New Sales and Digital Revenue Records; EA Lays Out Release Schedule

Posted May 7th, 2013 at 2:45 pm


The biggest sports video game series in the world is showing no signs of slowing down following several years in a row of breaking its own records. FIFA 13 sold nearly 15 million copies from its release late last September through the end of March. That represents a 30% increase over what FIFA 12 sold over the same period. 

Digital revenue continues to climb at a rapid rate due primarily to the popularity of Ultimate Team mode. FIFA 13 has collected over $200 million in digital revenue. That is a stunning 94% higher than what FIFA 12 pulled in which was already a hugely significant amount.

In other news EA laid out their schedule of announced titles which still does include NBA Live 14 despite continued trouble internally at Tiburon. FIFA 14 is set to arrive on consoles, PC, and mobile with FIFA Manager 14 as usual available just on the PC. All all other sports titles (Madden NFL 25, NHL 14, NBA Live 14) are only slated for console release.

While the Wii U looks unlikely to receive any of them there is still no word on whether the PlayStation Vita will be supported with one or more of the sports titles later this year. Next-gen releases have not been officially announced but Madden, FIFA, and maybe even NBA Live (which could go just next-gen and skip 360/PS3) are expected to be ready for launch. The question is whether that’ll only be on the next Xbox or the PS4 as well.

  • MoneyMayweather

    lol I bought it on amazon when it was 25 dollars during black friday and I hardly play the game not a big fan of this game. Maybe FIFA 2004.

  • Hmmm

    Madden at next gen launch is big…
    what are the odds it will be any good?

  • jake

    FIFA is a juggernaut and its well deserved. Its the only sports game I will buy on 360 and then on a nextgen system too.

  • Amen_Ra

    HIGHLY doubt EA goes exclusive with Madden

  • 49ersfan1

    Mario Balotelli (the black guy in the picture up there) is now on AC Milan not Manchester City.

  • Keith.

    Missed yesterday’s earnings call but just read the transcript — what a joke these guys are. Still no sign of a CEO, the only 2 console “hits” they had to talk about were FIFA and Battlefield 3, i.e., a game that came out in 2011, lol. And no specifics about how poorly Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Army of Two, and TW14 have all sold — too bad none of these investor guys ever ask any tough questions of these clowns during the call.

    • Mr. 925

      Dude…shut up. I rarely ever leave comments but I had to this one time. You are pretty annoying. Worse than a damn internet troll and you’re really posting as you! Jesus…just shut up for once.

      (edited removing some profanity)

  • pinero23

    pasta do you really think EA is going to leave that much money on the table by releasing their games only on 1 console, and leave the brand that pretty much made them who they are behind?

    • The question is whether the check Microsoft would be cutting them (and marketing benefits ect) would exceed losses on the other end.