FIFA 12 outselling PES 2012 by 25 to 1

FIFA 12 outselling PES 2012 25 to 1

…Or so says EA’s Keith Ramsdale, anyway. Speaking at the EA European winter showcase event in London, Ramsdale proudly announced that on its launch weekend FIFA 12 outsold its closest rival, Konami’s PES 2012, by 25 copies to 1. What’s more, EA’s offering went on to sell 3.2 million copies in its first week.

FIFA 12 has topped the charts since its release,and in stark contrast PES 2012 entered at number 5. It’s quite a turnaround for the franchise, Ramsdale reflects: “when you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA.”

Is FIFA 12 far and away the champion of football games this year? Well, we’re certainly enjoying it as you might be able to tell by our FIFA 12 tips week.

So what’s PES doing wrong? Has the control system dropped behind FIFA’s? Is it the graphics? Or is everyone simply sick of playing as London FC and Merseyside Red? You can read our FIFA 12 review and our PES 2012 review to decide for yourself.

Thanks to gamerzines.