Despite the words Halo, Call, or Duty not being in its name, EA Sport’s FIFA 11 had a surprisingly successful opening weekend. Selling 2.6 million units across the States and Europe, players have already logged 11.3 million games in the two day period. The launch grossed $150 million, a 29% uptick over last year’s entry.
“We’re thrilled at how fans embraced FIFA 11 last weekend,” said EA Sports boss Peter Moore, “and we are excited to be able to offer one of our most popular game modes – FIFA 11 Ultimate Team – for free this November,”
“This is a landmark achievement for EA SPORTS – we’ve shattered sales records at retail, critics are praising FIFA 11 as being one of the most authentic and innovative titles ever, and fans are connecting and competing with other gamers around the world and have logged a record number of online connected game sessions.”