EA announced during its investor call that its FIFA 10 had sold 9.7 million units by the month ending December 31, 2009. The game launched outside North America in early October with a late October release stateside. It's very likely that the title has already broken the 10-million mark by now considering the dated information EA divulged. It's estimated the game sold 5.2 million units in December alone.
The publisher recently announced 2010 FIFA World Cup would be releasing April 27.
I think just about everyone knew this was coming, but now it's official. EA Sports announced FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PSP. The game will include all 199 qualifying World Cup teams as well as all ten of the South African World Cup stadiums.
The game will feature a "full and authentic" World Cup tournament online. The Wii version is "presented in an art style that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of the first FIFA World Cup to be held in Africa." Translation: it will be cartoony.
The World Cup game is out April 27 as accurately predicated by Amazon and Gamefly last month.
EA revealed some new details for its upcoming FIFA 10 Ultimate Team DLC in the form of a new trailer. It walks us through the new content and also gives us a peak at things to come -- more tournaments, new packs, and updated player stats.
The Ultimate Team DLC will cost 400 MS Points or $4.99 on PSN. It has a target release window of February. Those are all the details we've got, so deal with it (or just watch the trailer above).
EA's FIFA 10 seems to be doing all right, so all right in fact that, according to EA, it has taken 75% of Europe's football game sales last year. According to EA Europe's Jens Uwe Intat, their soccer franchise is "beating the heck" out of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe.
"We continue to beat the heck of Pro Evo and across Europe we're taking 75 per cent of the football space," he said in an interview. "FIFA was neck and neck with Modern Warfare 2 [in 2009] to be the best-selling game across Europe."
Intat also spoke about how Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will pitch a "strong attack" against Activision's Modern Warfare 2.
Both Amazon and Gamefly have the World Cup edition of FIFA 10 listed for an April 27, 2010 release date. EA of course has not commented on the speculation, and in fact, hasn't actually announced that there will even be a World Cup game for next year's event. FIFA 10 just released this past October, but considering EA has put out a special edition for every other World Cup, we probably don't need to hold our breaths this time.