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FIFA beats Call of Duty to 1 billion UK retail record

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.