A Sports Video Game Outsold Gears of War 3’s Launch

Kotaku: EA Sports' hot streak at retail continues to ride strong; FIFA 12 sold 3.2 million copies in its first week, the label reports, citing internal analysis. That means FIFA 12's launch was bigger than Gears of War 3's
That's a global figure buttressed by interest in the world's most popular sport; it's also a multiplatform title, where Gears 3 is a console exclusive (selling 3 million copies). But it's also an impressive 23 percent better than FIFA's first-week sales a year ago, and they set a record at the time.

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