Tuesday, December 1, 2009

FIFA 10 sells 4.7 million, Ultimate Team add-on due February

By Tom Magrino, GameSpotPosted Dec 1, 2009 11:51 am PT

EA's annualized sport sim income up 26 proportionality launch-to-date; $5 direction sim DLC reaching next year for 360, PS3.

EA continues to grappling choppy economic waters, but the publisher's bread-and-butter sports franchises continue to perform. In November, EA reportable grim second-quarter earnings, announcing a $391 meg expiration and 17 proportionality change in its workforce. As a silver lining, EA said that its favoring sport sim Madden 10 has sold 3.9 meg units worldwide since its August 14 kickoff.

Ultimate Team kicks soured in February.

Today, EA said that its sim devoted to what the rest of the concern knows as sport is performing modify better. According to the publisher's internal estimates, FIFA 10 has sold more than 4.5 meg units worldwide since its October launch, outpacing last year's installment by 26 percent. In October, EA touted the fact that FIFA 10 had embellish the fastest-selling sports mettlesome ever, shifting some 1.7 meg units during its first week on the dweller market.

Given the game's accumulated acceptation rate, it comes as lowercase assail that the franchise is racking up newborn endeavor instance records. EA noted that FIFA 10 has ordered a newborn franchise record for online play, with an average of 3 meg games played on a regular foundation and 113 meg amount online matches undertaken on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since launch.

To ready the ball rolling, as it were, EA said that it module release FIFA 10 Ultimate Team in February. An add-on mode that first debuted in FIFA 09, Ultimate Team is a direction sim that lets players build a fantasy roster from more than 7,000 players and spans 27 leagues. Players module be able to buy, sell, or trade players as they attempt to find the most effective unit using the add-on's revamped chemistry system.

FIFA 10 Ultimate Team requires the example game, as substantially as online connectivity, and module be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $4.99 (MSP400). For more on FIFA 10, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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