Earlier this week we brought you news that Forza Motorsport 4 had managed to knock FIFA 12 off the number one spot in the games chart with its debut entry. That news also revealed that PES 2012 could only manage fifth place in terms of sales. As a result EA has now come out and announced FIFA 12 is outselling PES 2012 by 25-1.
For some of our readers this news is no surprise at all as during the build-up to the release of these two popular sports games, we held a poll to discover which out of the two our readers were going to buy. We had more than a thousand votes with whopping 63% of them in favor of buying FIFA 12. Only 35% of the votes were for PES 2012 and the remaining 2% said they wouldn’t get either game.
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According to Gamerzines, while at the EA European Winter Showcase, which was held in London, the VP of EA, Keith Ramsdale admitting there were ‘big smiles’ at the company at the moment, especially as the game had received ‘record pre-orders and record sell-through’ despite only coming out a couple of weeks ago. Just five years ago it was a completely different story as PES was outselling FIFA in the UK. Ramsdale believes this shows how far the company has come, saying it’s ‘a sign of the momentum and the fan base and community behind FIFA.’
FIFA 12 launched in the UK September 30th and managed to shift 3.2 million copies after just a week of being on sale, blowing the competition away. Like-for-like this represented an outselling of 25-1 when comparing debut week sales to that of PES 2012, which went on sale last Friday. Are you surprised to hear this news? Which game did you buy?