Although we are on the home stretch of the current generation of consoles and video game sales and hardware dedicated is continuously decreasing, two such units are against the current trend, posting record sales for 2012.
As was expected, FIFA 13 is one of them, Electronic Arts reported no less than 4.5 million copies of the game have come into the hands of gamers everywhere. Even in the United States, where European football is not as popular as other team sports, FIFA 13 has recorded sales of 353,000 copies in the first day on the shelves in the field. Instead, in the United Kingdom, no less than 1.23 million copies of FIFA 13 were sold in the first 48 hours after launch.
Resident Evil 6 more than on September 30, 2012 (at two days after the European launch), 800 000 users simultaneously playing FIFA 13 from EA servers of over 66 million online sessions are recorded so far, totaling no more than 600 million minutes of play. FIFA 13 was released on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS and iOS. A version for the Nintendo Wii U will be offered to the market with the advent of the new consoles.
In the same category winners and recent sales is released Resident Evil 6, which according to Capcom’s publisher, has become the company’s most popular game of all time. According to figures provided by Siliconera, the Japanese publisher has already shipped to retail outlets 4.5 million copies of the game, expecting sales of over 7 million copies by the end of March next year.
For comparison, the same intervals, Resident Evil 5 was delivered 4 million copies, recorded sales of 5.8 million copies. According to VGChartz, Resident Evil 5 totaled nearly 8 million copies sold to date. Resident Evil 6 has been released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.