Football Manager 2013 enjoyed double-digit growth worldwide compared to the previous game.
That makes it the fastest selling game in the series to date, says developer Sports Interactive. The title was boosted by the new ‘time friendly’ Classic Mode, the fact the game hasn’t been pirated yet and growth in territories such as Turkey.
“In a year where the market is down almost everywhere, we’re significantly up, double digit up on a global level,” said studio boss Miles Jacobson.
“FM Handheld on iOS is also double digit up, over half a million units sold globally. Even the PSP game did better than we expected.
“For a studio that’s in its 21st year now, to still see record sales is something we are really proud of.”
The team is aiming for higher quality with the next game in the franchise, says Jacobson.
“FM13 was our highest reviewed game for some time – 87 on Metacritic – but it’s still not where we want to be, which is 90,” he told MCV.
“There’s no reason why a triple-A PC title, which we are, shouldn’t be competing with a triple-A console title.”