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FIFA beats Call of Duty to £1 billion UK retail record

FIFA has become the first game franchise to generate more than £1 billion at UK retail, according to sales monitor GFK Chart-Track.

2012’s FIFA 13 is the highest grossing game in the series to date, ahead of FIFA 12, the company told CVG. While 40 FIFA titles helped generate the brand’s £1 billion sales, the two most recent accounted for a fifth of the total.

The second largest grossing UK brand by revenue is Call of Duty, which has brought in about £800 million through the release of 19 games.

In third place is the Mario series, which is made up of 60 games including brand tie-ins such as Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Chart-Track’s sales figures date back to 1996, before the release of a number of FIFA and Mario titles.

Earlier this month Chart-Track released a list of the UK's 100 best-selling games of 2012. It was headed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, while FIFA 13 and FIFA 12 came in at No.2 and No.8 respectively.

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2 comments

  • CUFCfan616 - January 25, 2013 4:34 a.m.

    I'll only buy the next FIFA if there's the option to kick ballboys, burger stall staff and stewards
  • Shaybi - January 24, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    well its fifa what else you expect lol

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