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EA: FIFA 09 sells 7.8m units

As part of its Q3 financial statement , 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 …

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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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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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Need for Speed Undercover… uncovered

Speaking at the William Blair & Company Growth Stock Conference in Chicago yesterday, EA CEO John Riccitiello announced that the next instalment in its popular street racing series Need for Speed will be dubbed ‘Undercover’, GameSpot reports. However, following previous comments in which the outspoken executive admitted to disappointment concerning …

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Bookies back Need For Speed as Christmas number one

EA is all but guaranteed another Christmas number one this year according to both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power, with Need for Speed: Pro Street and FIFA ’08 leading the early betting. While Microsoft’s Halo 3, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy are the closest competitors, it …

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Need for Speed favourite for Xmas number one

Bookmaker Paddy Power has backed the formidable force of EA’s Need for Speed to claim this year’s Christmas number one, with fellow EA title FIFA 08 tipped to finish in second place. Despite its release in September, Paddy Power gives 4/1 odds on Microsoft’s Halo 3 capturing the title, well …

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Need for Speed ProStreet dated

If there’s one thing that’s certain in the UK video games market it’s that come the end of the year both Need for Speed and FIFA will be riding high in the top ten – so retail will be delighted to hear that EA’s Need for Speed: ProStreet will European …

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