Latest addition to the FIFA franchise from EA Sports, FIFA Soccer 13 will be launched in North America this week. EA plans to tap the huge market for Football games in North America with this launch. EA representative hinted that the launch of this game will be the biggest sports video game launch ever. EA will promote the game in North America with powerful ad campaigns through broadcast and digital media. Several sports celebrities have been signed up for the promotion of the game.
EA informed that over 1 million pre-orders of FIFA has been made worldwide and over 4.6 million gamers have played the demo game for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. This is a 42% percent increase from what has been witnessed with FIFA 12. 2,94,000 users have played the demo in US alone which is a commendable achievement considering the fact that football is not popular in US as it is in other parts of North America.
EA is giving gamers an opportunity to become a world champion by participating in FIFA Interactive World Cup which is one of the in-game modes. Last year, participation in the Interactive World Cup reached a staggering number of 1.3 million. EA is hopeful that this year there will be even more participation.
The game will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC, PS2,Playstation portable, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita etc. In November, the game will extend its support to Nintendo Wii U gaming console. EA will also be releasing mobile version of the game for iPad and iPhone users.
You can download the EA FIFA Soccer game for iOS from here.