FIFA 13 sells 4.5m in five days – making it year’s biggest game yet

This week’s million-selling UK superhit continues to impress on the global stage.

EA last night announced that FIFA 13 has now sold 4.5 million copies worldwide. In just five days.

By EA’s reasoning that makes it the ‘biggest video game of 2012’, and so far that’s not wrong.

(We’re sure Activision will have something to say about that come the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in November. And don’t forget Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III… Or digital hits like Minecraft on 360 which are already at 4m sold. But anyway.)

As we reported earlier this week, 1.2m copies of FIFA 13 were sold in the UK last weekend, making it just one of four games to sell over a million in a day (the other three are CoD titles).

EA is seeing the mass of players in its online stats, too. September 30, 2012 was the busiest day for online gaming for a single title in EA history with 800,000 concurrent players. More than 66m online game sessions have already been played on the game – that’s 600m minutes of online play.

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