FIFA 13’s demo released earlier this week for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC players.
With the annual football title available to buy, EA’s title went to number one worldwide.
Just like the football season, fans can’t wait to partake in more kicking of balls
FIFA 13 is a very fun game; if you only play football games casually it’s worth a download (I’m probably the oddball consumers that watches a lot of football but plays little). The full version of the game is number one worldwide, proving annual iterations on long-standing franchise isn’t declining.
The game took Borderlands 2’s place, from Gearbox Software. The loot-collecting first-person shooter drew praise for being more, well, Borderlands. Though it’s arguable FIFA is more FIFA, and that isn’t a bad thing.
Perhaps surprisingly the uptake on Mists of Pandaria of popular MMOG World of Warcraft was slow, debuting fourth. F1 2012, from Codemasters, took third place. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 took fifth, marking FIFA’s continued dominance. Sleeping Dogs continues to stay strong since its late August relase, currently sixth. UBisoft’s self-teaching guitar-playing simulator, RockSmith, is seventh. The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim is eighth, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 closes out the chart at tenth for Nintendo 3DS.
FIFA 13 aside, the takeaway is probably Mista of and aria. After Catclysm wasn’t met with a ultra positive reception, forcing some users away to competitors, Missa of Pandaria success if important. Granted World of Warcraft maintains a loyal audience after seven years of existence. However, Guild Wars 2 is a competitor that seems to be lasting. The latter also has the advantage of no subscription fee, so users can come back easily when a new expansions pack lands. For World of Warcraft you’re paying the monthly fee, unfortunately. The MMOG’s eventual transition to free-to-play will probably keep it going for a while, bringing in a new audience. World of Warcraft is the last bastion of a successful, mainstream massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
FIFA 13 is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.