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FIFA 09 hosts 1.25m online games per day

EA has lifted the lid on a brand new multiplayer game mode called Ultimate Team that players of FIFA 09 on Xbox 360 and PS3 will be able to download from March 19th. The publisher says that over 141m games of FIA 09 have been played across Xbox 360 and …

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UK CHARTS: Wii Fit returns to the top

The ever-popular Wii Fit has proved that it’s far from out of steam this week by returning to the top of ELSPA Gfk-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 for the fifth time, knocking last week’s number one, EA’s FIFA 09, back to number four. Nintendo’s exercise outing has never held onto …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA nutmegs Call of Duty

Mirroring the early 2008 chart success of EA’s FIFA 08, the publisher’s latest take on the beautiful game is starting 2009 on the front foot having pipped Call of Duty: World at War for the second time at the top of the ELSPA Gfk-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. FIFA 09 …

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UK CHARTS: Call of Duty stands its ground

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: World at War has taken the number one position in the ChartTrack Top 40 for the third week in a row – despite sales dropping by 30 per cent. The game was raced all the way by EA’s Need For Speed: Undercover, which moved from …

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Wii Sports is a problem for EA

Peter Moore, the outspoken boss of EA Sports, has admitted that the publisher has had trouble establishing its annual sports franchises on Nintendo’s Wii – a challenge it pins on the massively popular Wii Sports. EA’s most recent Madden title sold over two million units on Xbox 360, PS3 and …

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UK CHARTS: Call of Duty entrenched at No. 1

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: World at War stands its ground this week at top of the ChartTrack Top 40. The World War II shooter holds on despite renewed pressure from EA’s critically adored FIFA ’09, which returns to second place. EA also had the highest new entry of the …

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PS3 leads PES 2009 charts charge

For the first time in the series’ history, sales of the new Pro Evolution Soccer have been spearheaded by PS3, which accounted for 58 per cent of the game’s week one performance. PES 2009 shot straight to the top of the Gfk ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 yesterday , knocking …

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Theo Walcott ‘trains’ on FIFA and PES

‘England wonderboy Theo Walcott owes his Three Lions success to footie computer games.’ That’s according to the Daily Star, which today reports that the England star practises his skills on FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer when on tour with the national side – and that both games have improved his …

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Seabass: FIFA engine is superb

Ahead of the European release of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 this Friday, the series’ legendary creator Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka has expressed his admiration for the game engine EA has developed for its FIFA series. When asked by CVG if he would consider using EA’s game engine if given the …

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Online is top priority for PES 2009

Ahead of the release of Konam’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 on October 17th, the series’ creator Shingo Takatsuka has claimed that improving the game’s online performance has been the top priority for the team this year. Speaking to CVG, Seabass admitted: I do acknowledge that last year we placed such …

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