EA Sports' new football title FIFA 12 has shattered sales records worldwide following its eagerly awaited debut last week.
The critically acclaimed sports simulation has racked up a massive 3.2 million sales across all formats worldwide, making it the biggest launch of any sports game ever, as well as the most successful videogame debut of the year.
It beat the record-setting pace of last year's FIFA 11 by a whopping 23 per cent, while the eight million online FIFA 12 sessions on October 1st made it the busiest day for multiplayer matches in EA Sports history.
The UK proved no exception to FIFA fever, with the launch of the new title ranking as the third-biggest of any game ever released in Britain.
FIFA 12 has also proven just as big of a hit critically as it has commercially and the game now ranks as the best-reviewed sports game of the current console generation.
Andrew Wilson, executive vice-president of EA Sports, said: "FIFA 12 is a stunning achievement by our team at EA Canada."