The FIFA franchise by EA has been around since the 16-bit console era. The series evolved over the years as console technology made the transition from antiquated 16-bit hardware to 3D capable 32-bit machines. Panasonic’s 3DO console – while a financial failure for many reasons – was the first console system where games like FIFA could shine with advanced graphics, realistic ball physics and improved computer AI. Over the years, few games have challenged the goliath of soccer games without leaving the fight bruised or even bloodied. Konami’s PES series is an exception to this rule; it continues to gain popularity with no signs of slowing down.