FIFA 10 Shoots Up To Number One Spot

on October 5, 2009 10:58 AM

Ok, ok. So FIFA isn’t as popular over here in the states as it is everywhere else in the world. What Europeans call football we call soccer and vise versa. Why we call ours football is perplexing in itself when the bastards barely use their feet to do anything but punt and kick a field goal; not to mention that the ball itself looks like a turd. But, we each love our sports and would usually stab the opposing fans if it called for it – which is how we share similarities. However, the Europeans do not mess around when it comes to the FIFA franchise. These people are 10x worse than Madden fans. Why? Oh, only because the new installment to the franchise, FIFA 10, has shot straight to number one in the latest UK chart – making it the second biggest all formats launch ever in the UK after GTA IV.

FIFA 10 generated about 48% more sales that last year’s iteration of the popular franchise. The Xbox 360 took the majority of the sales with 48%, while the PS3 took home 46%, with six percent going out to the remaining formats. Compared to last year’s FIFA 09, Microsoft and Sony saw 42%and 40% respectively; However, the remaining platforms secured a much larger 18% in contrast to the six percent that was sold this year.

Holding down second place, still, is Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box with Halo 3: ODST following in third. Check out the top ten of UK’s top sellers after the jump.For the week ending October 3, here are the numbers:

  • 1. FIFA 10
  • 2. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
  • 3. Halo 3: ODST
  • 4. Need for Speed: Shift
  • 5. Wii Sports Resort
  • 6. Guitar Hero 5
  • 7. MySims Agents
  • 8. Colin McRae: Dirt 2
  • 9. Mario Kart Wii
  • 10. Batman: Arkham Asylum
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Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.