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Let’s talk about those FIFA 16 numbers…

FIFA’s week-one sales were down seven per cent compared with the year before. That was the statistic that came out of GfK Chart-Track’s latest UK games chart. FIFA 16 sold just shy of 1m units in the UK, which is frankly phenomenal. But of course, there’s no news like bad …

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FIFA 16 scores No.1 in UK Charts

EA’s FIFA 16 has claimed its obligatory UK No.1 at the first time of asking following its release last Thursday. Physical unit sales are down seven per cent year-on-year (and revenue four per cent), although whether that’s an actual decline due to this year’s lightly less enthused critical response or …

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PES 2016 roster update not arriving until the end of October

Konami has said that it won’t be releasing a roster update for the recently released PES 2016 until October 29th. That means those who purchased the game on day one face a wait of around six weeks before the squads are updated to reflect the summer transfer activity. EA’s FIFA …

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Bookies tip FIFA 16 to top 2015 UK sales race

FIFA 16 is favourite finish 2015 as the UK’s top selling game, according to Betway. EA’s football title currently has odds of 2/5, ahead of second place Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at 7/2. Third favourite is Fallout 4 (8/1) followed by Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (9/1) and Halo 5: …

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NCAA rift sees 13 female players withdrawn from FIFA 16

Tensions between EA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have boiled over once again. The publisher has confirmed that the likenesses of 13 female players have been pulled from FIFA 16 over fears that their appearance in the game could dent their future aspirations in the sport. Of the …

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GAMESCOM: There are FIFA 16 Xbox One bundles on the way

Football fans yet to upgrade to an Xbox One are in luck – EA has revealed FIFA 16 bundles for the console. The FIFA 16 Xbox One bundles will include either a one- or 12-month subscription to EA Access, EA’s monthly game service. The bundles will feature 500GB or 1TB …

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Female football stars get FIFA 16 cover role in US, Canada and Australia

US, Canadian and Australian copies of FIFA 16 will feature prominent female footballers on the cover. The women’s game features in EA’s title for the first time this year. Reflecting this, Portland Thorns pair Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair will feature on the US and Canadian covers respectively while the …

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Henderson joins Messi on FIFA 16 cover

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will feature on the cover of EA’s FIFA 16 in the UK. He will be joined by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who will grace the cover in all regions alongside a representative more likely to appeal to fans in each territory. Henderson was perhaps a surprise …

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EA: ‘Female players are one of the most important additions we’ve ever made to FIFA’

Over more than two decades, the FIFA series has made hundreds of additions to its virtual recreation of the beautiful game. From ‘97’s six-a-side indoor matches and 2001’s one-button ‘hack’ fouling to 2002’s card-collecting system and 10’s Manager Mode, there’s little that EA’s monster sports IP hasn’t embraced. Or so …

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Here’s what FIFA 16 is doing differently this year

EA has released the first gameplay details for this year’s instalment of the FIFA franchise. FIFA 16 promises a completely redesigned defence engine, more than likely as a response to the changes to defending implemented in recent games. A feature called Defensive Agility brings balance in movement between attackers and …

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