FIFA 13, after setting a record in sales for the franchise in North America, has set another record in the UK. The game sold one million units in its opening weekend. This is a 27 percent increase in sales compared to FIFA 12. The Xbox 360 version accounted for 56 percent of sales, the PlayStation 3 version 42 percent, while the PC version makes up just two percent of the sales.
FIFA 13 is only the fourth game in the UK to sell one million or more units in its opening weekend at retail. The other three games are for the Call of Duty franchise – Call of Duty: Blacks Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
FIFA 13 accounted for 72 percent of all games sold during the week, which is another record. The previous record was set by FIFA 12 which accounted for 62 percent of all games sold at retail when it released.