Though MCV is not able to verify the official numbers, EA’s VP and GM of Northern Europe Keith Ramsdale has claimed a significant sales triumph in the football games war.
Specifically, he told GamerZines that FIFA 12 is outselling recently released rival PES 2012 by a staggering 25-to-1.
"FIFA went out just a couple of weekends ago. We had record pre-orders and record sell-through," he said.
"And when you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA. On its first weekend like-for-like we’ve just outsold PES by 25 times.
"That’s a sign of the momentum and the fanbase and community behind FIFA, and let’s be clear, an absolutely kick-arse game. It’s unbelievable."
FIFA entered the UK charts at No.1 on October 3rd, becoming the third fastest selling game in UK charts history and selling 3.2m units worldwide in its first week. PES 2012 entered the UK charts on Monday in fifth place.