As part of its
, EA has named FIFA 09 as its top performing title of Q3 2008, with sales topping an impressive 7.8m units worldwide – four per cent up on the performance of FIFA 08 the year before.
The publisher’s second best seller, surprisingly, was Littlest Pet Shop, with global sales in the period of 2.8m units – a strong performance for a new IP and a sign that the casual market is growing in importance.
Rock Band 2 sold 1.9m copies and Valve’s Left 4 Dead 1.8m. Also in the one million sellers club were new IP duo Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge, as well as annual sports updates Madden NFL 09 and NBA Live 09.
EA added that its MMO title Warhammer Online now enjoys over 300,000 subscribers in North America and Europe.
As for Need for Speed: Underground, it’s 5.2m unit sales sound impressive (and make it the firm’s second nest selling title of Q3 2008), but EA lamented the fact sales were seven per cent on its predecessor, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, despite an increase in European sales. EA recently announced a complete overhaul of its racing franchise.