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FIFA 13 receives over 1 million pre-orders as EA predicts 'biggest sports game launch ever'

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EA believes FIFA 13 will be the "biggest sports video game launch ever."

This is based on early pre-order numbers as well as predictions based on a strong interest from fans. To date, over one million fans have pre-ordered FIFA 13, while 4.6 million have downloaded and played the demo on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

Meanwhile, fan support for EA's prominent soccer title continues to grow as the company noted that the FIFA Soccer Facebook page surpassed 10 million likes. FIFA 13 was mentioned every 1.3 seconds on Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms in the three days after the demo launched, according to Brandwatch.

The game is releases today in North America and will be made available to the rest of the world on September 28. A Wii U version will also be available for the Wii U when the console launches on November 18. You can see all of the features the Wii U GamePad adds to the game in our FIFA 13 Wii U preview.

[GameIndustry International]

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