OCT. 9, 2008 • After two weeks in European retail EA’s FIFA 09 has sold more than 1.2 million units. The game was launched in North American and Asian markets on Oct. 14.
Impact: Soccer is the number one sport in the world and soccer based games sell more than any other. Unlike with football games, Electronic Arts does not have a monopoly in soccer. Konami’s Pro Evolution soccer franchise has been a huge powerhouse. However, the critical reception has been stronger to recent FIFA games than it has been for Konami’s products.