EA Sports has proudly claimed that this year's FIFA, which has already broken all sorts of records, outsold this year's PES by a ratio of 25-1 in its opening week.
"FIFA went out just a couple of weekends ago. We had record pre-orders and record sell-through," said Keith Ramsdale from EA Europe. "And when you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA. On its first weekend like-for-like we've just outsold PES by 25 times."
Despite this momentum, which saw FIFA 12 sell over 3 million units worldwide in its first week, it couldn't retain its position as the best selling game in the UK this week - that went to Forza 4.