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EA using Playstation 3 and soccer stars to promote Fifa 09 in europe

Soccer games are the most popular in europe. Apparently EA had a big marketing push by showcasing a demo of Fifa 09 featuring the players of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

In the promotional video you can see Wayne Rooney and Manchester United against Gonzalo Higuaín and Real Madrid with the Manchester United team made up of Wayne Rooney and 9 of the best football gamers in the world. (FIFA 09, PS3)

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DavidMacDougall  +   2626d ago
No 360 to help ...0oh yeah thats right its dead in europe and the 360's old hardware can only run 5 aside
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Vip3r  +   2626d ago

bomboclaat_gamer  +   2626d ago
dont be arrogant
LoVeRSaMa  +   2626d ago
He is correct though, the game was created as "Football".

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football).

Its in the games name title :D
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MaximusPrime  +   2626d ago
for those whose disagree, try researching.

number of words used in wikipedia "soccer" page
Football = over 100 times
Soccer = 20 times.

Football is more common word outside US
TruthBTold  +   2626d ago
It is dumb to think the only country who calls football "soccer" is US
Everywhere else who mentions the word football knows they are talking about the greatest sport ever created. I dont understand why americans call Football a game they play with their hands. Anyways we teh world recognize the original football.
Varsarus  +   2626d ago
It's foolish for them to call it soccer, in american football, they don't even kick the ball, while in association football, it's feet only, unless it's a throw-in or your the goalkeeper...
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Jamegohanssj5  +   2626d ago
Actually in American Football they do use their feet to punt, field goal, safety kick and kick it off.
newneto  +   2626d ago
Nice marketing piece. The FOOTBALL atmosphere is unique! This is a sure buy!
BattleAxe  +   2626d ago
Well, looks like the console war will be over in Europe this holiday season.
Vip3r  +   2623d ago
"Actually in American Football they do use their feet to punt, field goal, safety kick and kick it off."

Yeah, same as rugby.
Darkiewonder  +   2626d ago
that's a really effective ad. Glad to see EA using ps3 this year.
Shadow Man  +   2626d ago
Next Article
EA using Xbox 360 and NFL stars to promote Madden in America.
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PirateThom  +   2626d ago
Yeah, this isn't really news, it's logical from a business point of view.
cahill  +   2626d ago
ps3 has outsold x360 this year. 2m vs 1.7m
ps3 sells as much as the x360 in usa.ps3 could win the XMAS based on their strong fall lineup

also ps3 will win in usa by the end of this gen. You are clearly delusional if you believe that x360 will win in USA at the end of this gen

However in europe its ps3 all the way. same goes to Japan(ps3 and wii only)
Jamegohanssj5  +   2626d ago
Probably the only time EA's being smart.

dukadork  +   2626d ago
great commercial
wow, big punch in the 360's face.
fifa is gonna sell sh!t loads is europe on ps3 and the bots will be crying

add LBP worldwide: ouch!
add Resistance2 worldwide: re-ouch!
add FF13 in japan: mega-ouch!
DavidMacDougall  +   2626d ago
Add bots disloyalty
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cahill  +   2626d ago
makes sense
no offense but it is very logical to do that in europe and Japan --places where apparently the console war is confined to just ps3 and wii

in europe ps3 and wii are agonizingly close in terms of monthly console sales
cahill  +   2626d ago
i expect PS3 to win europe
by the end of this year
WKS will also give ps3 a monumental advantage and surge in Japan
I guess SONY isnt focusing too much on USA at the moment cuz ps3 already has a super strong lineup for Fall in USA spearheaded by LBP and Motorstorm 2
TOO PAWNED  +   2626d ago
Every single multiplatform game commercial in EU ends up with PLAYSTATION3 logo.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2626d ago
All that for a
Soccer video game?

Haha, looks like everyone was having a good time.
cleanhealthy12  +   2626d ago
its FOOTBALL, and in Europe, football = life
heyheyhey  +   2626d ago
i love it when Americans say it's "just soccer" without realizing that "soccer" is BY FAR the biggest sport in the world and FIFA games sell millions
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2626d ago
It is
Just a soccer game soo eff off.

And I'm American So I call it soccer? Got a problem? I dont care.

Yes Futball or European football is probably life for many Europeans but I wish you would realize that the real sport is a lot better.

I should know.
RoarrrUK  +   2626d ago
It's realise not realize ;)
It's football. end of. Rugby>football>American football.
TruthBTold  +   2626d ago
Actually its more like World football
every single country outside the US recognizes football for a sport where you move a ball with your feet therefor logically it is called football unlike americans calling football a game they play with their hands, very creative. The world is much bigger than the US, you should travel and see just how small your little world actually is. Rugby came before your "football" btw.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2626d ago
It's a video game get over it.

The real sport of soccer, or as Europeans and the rest of the world calls it, football is a lot more fun than a video game!

Effin Christ you people are retarded.

I said the real sport of soccer is a lot better than a video game!
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badz149  +   2626d ago
actually they are calling it soccer as well in japan.
Final_Rpg  +   2626d ago
It's actually "Realise" for some regions of the world. So, do some research pal.
badz149  +   2625d ago
a disagree???
it's a fact that Japanese do call it soccer! but whatever makes the disagree phantom happy!
poopsack  +   2626d ago
haha pretty funny ad
Why o why  +   2626d ago
saw it earlier
in the half time break between chelski and manure.

Gooners top Scum bottom FTMFW
MaximusPrime  +   2626d ago
yea me too. Chelsea could have beaten Man U if penalty is allowed.
heyheyhey  +   2626d ago
yeah i was at the match... Ronaldo was super sh!t
Bonsai1214  +   2626d ago
woot. another gooner on here.

on topic: a great ad. it would have loved to have been there watching them film it.
gunnerforlife  +   2626d ago
yea of course:D dere de best;) 1 of de league bois:D nice vid;)
Itachi  +   2626d ago
this video automatically fails
no fabregas and only arsenal play playstation football

Gooners FTW
MaximusPrime  +   2626d ago
i wasnt surprised. PS3 an Sony both are also a brand featured during biggest football competition, the "champions league."

Nice job EA. PS is a true home of football game.
Meus Renaissance  +   2626d ago
FIFA 09 really is the football game to get this year judging from what's been shown of PES2009. Still using that PS2 engine.
TruthBTold  +   2626d ago
Im going for FIFA this year again
PES doesnt seem to be next gen yet and I like the way fifa 09 plays. Hopefully PES will have soemthing to compete againts FIFA next year so we can have another great football game to play.
bomboclaat_gamer  +   2626d ago
"soccer" is popular all over the world. dont be arrogant you american folks
Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2626d ago
With the PS3's superior hardware and innovative library of games,Sony is pusing forward the fall in full force.With EA,one of the largest third party publishers,Sony,the most respected console developers,and FIFA,the best soccer game in the market we can look forward to the Playstation 3 deliver a crushing blow to Microsoft and defeating the 360 by the end of the year.

FIFA on the PS3 will have most robust lag-free online and will be running smoothly.The limitations of the 360 DVD9 will make jaggies and framerate slowdown on the 360 an unavoidable encounter.
WildArmed  +   2626d ago
Never use faulty products like RROD360.. they'll just die on you while they show off thier stuff.
PS3 is waaayy more reliable..
Go cry about it Xbots XD
Shane Kim  +   2626d ago
A very good post Lord Shuhei. Soon I'll stop terrorizing every game event on earth. (Since I'll be looking for a new job.)
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Lord Shuhei Yoshida  +   2626d ago

No worries.The doors of Sony Computer Entertainment will always be open.
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heyheyhey  +   2626d ago
FIFA for me this year... hard to believe it managed to overcome PES in the end... it's come a long way from FIFA 06 which was utter bollocks
bomboclaat_gamer  +   2626d ago
dont say so just yet. just wait until u played both for urself. i said the same thing about fifa 08, and even tho pes was disappointing, it still plays better than fifa
Baka-akaB  +   2626d ago
after playing both , i's the other way around for me . PES 09 while still ugly took a a good turn and fixed the gaemplay mistakes of 08 ... while fifa 09's changes still remains cosmetic , for a game that still isnt good enough core gameplay wise
peedie16  +   2626d ago
that was an amazing Ad now only if song could promote their own games like this
sandip787  +   2626d ago
liiiiveeerpooool, liiiiiverrpoool

i say we should have some N4G tournie when it comes out. anyone in?
Why o why  +   2626d ago
Stoke City

with the other top teams drawing its been a good weekend for the gooners. The y*d*s at the foot is the icing on the cake.
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sandip787  +   2626d ago
lol ive learned to accept liverpools inconsistencies over the years. we can beat marseilles on poor form, beat Man U, but come away with a draw against stoke bloody city? oh well.

yeh spurs should be ashamed!
PS3Diablo  +   2626d ago
football = biggest sport in the world
sorry Americans but football (or soccer as you know it) is the biggest sports game in the world hands down, your football as you call it doesn't even hold a candle outside NA. PS3 FTW !!!
Firstkn1ghT  +   2626d ago
I'm an American and a die hard Football fan. I live in San Francisco and I root for the 49ers! Basketball is second with my Warriors being my favorite. But soccer also gets some love from me. I especially love the tournaments like the recent Euro Cup. And I hate to admit it but yes......I'm a Beckham Fan.
Why o why  +   2626d ago
its nothing to be ashamed of. Its gripping once you get into it.
Itachi  +   2626d ago
WELL YOU NEED TO see this player named fabregas oozes class you should watch arsenal play in the premier league

the MLS is poor league compared to europe
Firstkn1ghT  +   2626d ago
Yeah the Euro League does look to have the best soccer players in the world. Unfortunately I have to pay a premium to be able to watch those games. Football, baseball, and basketball are all available to everyone here in the states without the extra cost.
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