Electronic Arts (EA) have announced as part of its most recent quarterly financial report that FIFA 13 has sold 7.4 million copies in four weeks since its release.
Madden NFL 13 was right behind it as the second best-selling game in September in the west, though no figures were given. Also of note was that Battlefield 3’s Premium service had surpassed 2 million subscribers. It had 1.3 million as of July.
FIFA sold more than 4.5 million copies across all platforms in its first five days at retail – making it not only the UK’s biggest game launch of the year, but also the biggest sports game launch ever. It dominated the all-format charts after its first weekend, selling over 1.23 million copies in its first 48 hours.
FIFA 13 is available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PSP, 3DS, PS2, Vita, iPhone and iPad. A Wii U version will be released alongside the launch of the console.
EA Sports have announced FIFA Manager 13 and you can find out all the new features, as well as the new screenshots in the press release by EA below…
FIFA Manager 13 Press Release:
EA announced today that EA SPORTS and Bright Future will offer a range of dynamic new features that will enable fans to perfect the art of team management in EA SPORTS FIFA MANAGER 13, which launches in Autumn 2012.
FIFA MANAGER 13 introduces Team Dynamics, a new feature that brings the role of the trainer to life, encouraging players to pay close attention to relationships, egos and goals of individuals within the team. As the trainer, you get an overview of team hierarchy, rivalry, personality clashes, personal goals, and much more. New individual player objectives have a special role, and your team will only be successful with enough team leaders and everyone working towards the same objectives. Two new features called Team Matrix and Hierarchy Pyramid enables fan to quickly identify which players are having challenges and their impact on team dynamics. From balancing player rivalries to spending enough time understanding and setting player expectations, FIFA MANAGER 13 will push you to perfect the art of team management.
Once again, the transfer market is the heartbeat of FIFA MANAGER 13. Players now consider more than 40 criteria when making their decision on whether or not to transfer to a new club. From the new menu item Next Season Planner you can plan your future team in detail, see the impact of integrating potential newcomers into your existing team and try out new players.
The game also takes a visual leap forward with higher resolution graphics, numerous new fan banners that create a livelier atmosphere in the stadiums, and fans now wear shirts, scarves and jackets that show off their team colours, just like real life. Plus, the 3D game option has been refined, and tactical orders and individual instructions to players now have seamless settings which enable gamers to further fine-tune their tactical plans.
The successful campaign “Your Feature!” introduced last year that enables fans of the series to help design the game is back, and fans can go to http://www.fifa-manager.com/13 to suggest and vote for features. In voting thus far, several thousand participants have chosen features such as “Regional Talent Scouts”, “Buy-back Options” and “Shooting Stars During The Season” for development in FIFA MANAGER 13. More voting will take place in the coming weeks.