Before we get going, just take this in: One of only five players in the Premier League to have “five star” skill moves is Oussama Assaidi, on loan at Stoke this season.
Now you’ve picked yourself up off the floor, brushed yourself down, and stopped laughing – here are a selection of player stats from the new FIFA 14 game by EA Sports – due out today.
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And to get you all excited for the actual release of the game – we have some fun numbers about FIFA.
FIFA BY THE NUMBERS
FIFA franchise has generated more than $6 billion USD since it began in 1993. It is the biggest selling franchise in EA history.
FIFA 13 was the biggest game launch in the history of sports videogames, selling more than 4.5 million games in the first 5 days, led by more than 1.23 million games sold in the first 48 hours in the United Kingdom.
FIFA 13 is only the second videogame franchise ever to sell more than 1 million units in the UK within just 1 day.
FIFA 13 was the No. 1 selling game in 43 countries around the world the week it launched
On September 30, 2012, three days after FIFA 13 launched worldwide, EA recorded the busiest day for online gaming for a single title in its history. There were 810,000 fans playing FIFA 13 simultaneously.
FIFA fans spend more time playing the game than the average person spends on Facebook (57 minutes per day versus 46 minutes)
FIFA Ultimate Team is the most popular game mode within FIFA. Average Number of FIFA Ultimate Team games played daily: 3.4 million
Average Number of players transferred on the FIFA Ultimate Team Transfer Market: 17.1 million
The FIFA franchise is developed at EA’s largest development studio at EA Canada in Burnaby, British Columbia, by a global team comprised of 21 different nationalities.
FIFA products are localized into 16 different languages and sold in 51 countries.
FIFA 14 will release on 14 unique platforms.
Number of licensed Leagues in FIFA 14: 33
Number of Clubs in FIFA 14: 635
Number of Stadiums in FIFA 14: 71
Number of authentic balls in FIFA 14: 55
Number of authentic boots in FIFA 14: 95
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