EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 sells 4.5 million copies in five days

EA Sports has a big hit on its hands with its new FIFA Soccer 13 video game. EA Sports reports that the video game sold over 4.5 million copies in five days. According to EA 4.5 million units sold makes the video game the biggest launch of 2012.

EA also says that the new FIFA 13 is the biggest sports video game launch of all time. So far, the game has been the top-selling title in at least 40 different countries around the world. The game launched on September 25 and sold 1.23 million copies in the first 48 hours in the UK alone.

EA Sports notes that FIFA Soccer 13 is only the second video game franchise in history to sell more than 1 million units inside the UK within the first day of availability. Fans are playing the video game in huge numbers with September 30 marking the busiest day for online gaming for single title in EA's history. EA says more than 800,000 fans played the game simultaneously on 30 September.

So far, over 66 million online game sessions have been played. The 66 million online games equate to 600 million minutes of online play. FIFA Soccer 13 is available in retail stores around the world and as a digital download via Origin. The game is available for the Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, computers, and various portable consoles and devices.