REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– October 09, 2008– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a strong opening to its FIFA Soccer 09 season. More than 1.2 million copies of the critically-acclaimed game were sold through in its first week on shelves at European retail, making it the fastest start in the history of the award-winning franchise.
“FIFA Soccer 09’s great kick-off is a testament to our loyal fans across Europe who simply can’t wait to get their hands on the game,” said Peter Moore, President of EA SPORTS™.“FIFA Soccer 09 is EA’s best soccer offering to date featuring game modes such as Be A Pro: Seasons, 10 vs. 10 Online Team Play, FIFA 09 "Clubs" and the adidas Live Season service*. This is our fastest selling FIFA game of all time and it’s rewarding to see the game so high on the list of must-have titles this holiday.”
FIFA Soccer 09 launches in North America and Asia on October 14, 2008. It will be available on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in North America on October 28, 2008.
This year FIFA Soccer 09 delivers unique, platform specific experiences that take advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform— the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360®, Wii, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile.
To learn more about FIFA Soccer 09 visit www.FIFA09.ea.com.
Developed in Burnaby, B.C., by EA Canada, FIFA Soccer 09 is localized into 17 languages and sold in 37 countries–-it is the most popular EA SPORTS franchise globally. FIFA Soccer 09 is rated“E” for everyone by ESRB and 3+ by PEGI.
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