FIFA 12 crowned best selling sports game, PES 2012 eats dust

By Posted 23 Jan 2012, 17:23

It seems as though the ongoing war between football video game titles, Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA has finally been settled once and for all, as FIFA 12 becomes the best-selling sports video game of all time in the UK.

The latest installment to EA’s franchise really stepped up to the fight this time to prove at last that their football game is the superior one. Today it managed to officially secure a fifth consecutive week at the top in the UK games chart, making it seven weeks in total since it was first released back in September 2011. It was already the fastest-selling sports title ever, having surpassed the sales of its predecessor, FIFA 11 by 23%.

According to the report at The Independent, the game has now gone on to make more money than any other sporting game in history, despite already selling 3.2 million copies in its first week of release, which amounted to £117 million. It has even gone on to make more money than FIFA Road to the World Cup which was number one for an impressive 11 weeks in total after its release back in 1998.

Official figures are yet to be confirmed, although according to one of The Independent sources, FIFA 12 has sold approximately 5,047,093 so far, over a million more than FIFA 11 had at the same time last year. Meanwhile FIFA 12’s closest rival, PES 2012, from the series that was actually outselling FIFA 5 years ago, was outsold by them by 25 to 1 in its first week of sales and does not even make the UK games chart top 40 anymore. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim takes the number two spot with Just Dance 3 taking third.

Are you surprised to see FIFA 12 break the record? Which football game do you prefer?

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