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FIFA 12 Pre-orders Up 325% on FIFA 11

According to Amazon.co.uk who have sampled current pre-order figures for this years biggest titles and compared them previous, FIFA 12 is up a whopping 325% on its predecessor FIFA 11. Which by all accounts is a massive jump in pre-orders but its another EA title which is literally smashing things in the pre-order department.

  • FIFA 12 – 325% more pre-orders than FIFA 11
  • Gears of War 3 – 216% more pre-orders than Gears of War 2
  • Batman Arkham City – 349% more pre-orders than Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Battlefield 3 – 2,302% more pre-orders than Battlefield 2 (Yes you read that right, 2,302%!!))
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 488% more pre-orders than Uncharted 2
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 321% more pre-orders than Call of Duty: Black Ops

There could be a number of things driving FIFA 12′s pre-order improvements as well as the obvious increase in user numbers like for instance this years Ultimate Edition, which based on the figures seems to be going down rather well. There’s also been a noticeable change in purchase behaviour over the last few years with online pre-orders now a mainstay for an ever growing portion of gamers.

Question: Have you pre-ordered FIFA 12?

Source: Videogamer.com

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  • mike

    @STFU

    So, why come on here to read the latest news about it if its a broken game? Makes no sense mate. If your not happy with it, don’t buy it, simple as that.

    Personaly, I don’t pre-order, I’m not into the ultimate team thing, so don’t see the point. I also, use my gamestation elite gamers card, to get money off, so it’s not too bad price wise, even on the day of release.

  • sam

    who cares about pre orders, i buy it at midnight the night it comes out every year.

  • SuperShaq

    Well man i am a footy fan and lots of my mates play footy games, and as it currently stands fifa is better then PES, however its only decent. But am looking at PES this year also, since its looking really nice, and PES has always known to be more realistic football wheras fifa is known to be by the “smart” guys as arcadey football.

    But yea i just want a football game in the end, and my orginal post was against a guy that says the people that complain are miniority which might be true but in a way he said they were stupid, which I completey disagree with.

  • STFU

    ^ Supershaq up there is me :D forgot to change name, on diffrent PC lol

  • dejilinho PSN(Manual)

    I pre-ordered it at EB Games here in Canada, still holding on to my FIFA11, won’t trade it in till I get the FIFA12 demo.

  • El Capitano

    This is pretty worrying.

    Now we know why EA didn’t need to work on the mediocre gameplay of FIFA 11 – people will buy the next installment anyway.

    Just hoping Konami can build on PES 2011 (which is a good game) and deliver something special.

    It will only help both football games, which can’t be a bad thing.

    I’ll never pre-order. I’ll play the demo and decide after that. I’d probably have a different outlook if I was 12, in fact if I was 12 I’d proabably have liked FIFA 11.

  • fisu

    I have been disappointed twice by FIFA in the past so obviously won’t pre-order. I will wait and see what faults will surface for a few weeks and then decide whether to get it.

    I agree with El Capitano, indeed worrying.