Tuesday, October 9, 2007

FIFA'08 coming to USA

Only hours, not days left till the FIFA' 08 will appear in US. It's very interesting if Americans will buy it widely because it's a country preferring other sports. America has it's own football, therefore another football is called soccer and FIFA is FIFA Soccer'08 :)

The amazing days are coming not only for those who finally will be able to sink in this great football (soccer) game features. It also will be very interesting how the FIFA'08 coming to US will change is sells.

According to online sales, quoted by video games blogger, in the week 40 of this year (by the way, the week 40 (Oct. 1 - Oct. 7) was the first full-length week for new FIFA version even in Europe because the game was released in the middle of the week 39) , FIFA'08 got these results (only tops where FIFA is, are mentioned) :

Nintendo Wii

North America: 1. Carnival Games (Global Star), 2. Wii Play (Nintendo), 3. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party (Konami).

Japan: 1. Dragon Quest Swords: Kamen no Joou to Kagami no Tou (Square Enix), 2. Dragon Ball Z Sparking! Meteor (Bandai), 3. Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Europe: 1. FIFA 08 (EA Games), 2. MySims (EA Games), 3. Super Paper Mario (Nintendo),

Xbox 360
North America: 1. Halo 3 (Microsoft), 2. Halo 3: Limited Edition (Microsoft), 3. BioShock (2K Games).

Japan: 1. Halo 3 (Microsoft), 2. Halo 3: Limited Edition (Microsoft), 3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Spike).

Europe: 1. Halo 3 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA 08 (EA Sports), 3. Halo 3: Limited Edition (Microsoft).

PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Heavenly Sword (SCEA), 2. NBA 2K8 (2K Sports), 3. Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA).

Japan: 1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Spike), 2. Agarest Senki (Compile Heart), 3. Minna no Golf 5 (SCEI).

Europe: 1. FIFA 08 (EA Sports), 2. Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEE), 3. MotorStorm (SCEE).

PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Guitar Hero II Bundle (Activision), 2. Madden NFL 08 (EA Sports), 3. Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix).

Japan: 1. Dragon Ball Z Sparking! Meteor (Bandai), 2. Bakumatsu Koihana: Karyuu Kenshiden — Limited Edition (D3 Publisher), 3. Clannad (Interchannel).

Europe: 1. FIFA 08 (EA Sports), 2. SingStar Rock Ballads (SCEE), 3. SingStar ’90s (SCEE).

PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Jeanne D’Arc (SCEA), 2. Star Wars Battlefront II (LucasArts), 3. Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow (SCEA).

Japan: 1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 2. Gundam Battle Chronicle (Bandai), 3. Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SC (Nihon Falcom).

Europe: 1. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (Square Enix), 2. FIFA 08 (EA Sports), 3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar).

Chart Track, encompassing the UK, Ireland and Denmark statistics, claimed that "It's FIFA’s turn to shine as Microsoft’s ‘Halo 3’ loses some of its opening week glitz with a 79% drop in sales. EA’s ‘FIFA 08’ claims No1 in the All Formats Chart for week 40, completing a hat-trick of Week 40 No1s as it also topped the All Formats Chart for week 40 in both 2005 and 2006."

All in all, good enough start, I think. And, despite this blog doesn't advertise the FIFA '08 (as one can see it from my posts), You can buy it here from Amazon, just scroll a little bit down and look left.

In the end, here we have the cover of the FIFA'08 which will be released in USA and Mexico. What is more, You'll see Spanish cover too.


Anonymous said...

I don't get you guys - what is so special in that Fifa stuff??? My boyfriend keeps playing it constantly. I don't think it is interesting to spend ur spare time sitting in front of computer and playing imaginary matches. Do u guys feel like real football players then? Is it an attempt to make childish dreams come true or what?

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