FIFA 13 Is 'Most Successful Game Of The Year'

04/10/2012 09:55 | Updated 03 December 2012

EA's latest computer kick-about FIFA 13 is now officially the most successful game of the year.

Since its release last week, the game has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide in just five days.

It has also racked up 800,000 simultaneous players online - an all-time record.

EA said that more than 1.2 million copies were sold in the UK within 48 hours, and that 66 million online games have already been played - representing 600 million minutes of online play.

So yes, it's a hit.

"FIFA 13 is a critical and commercial success unprecedented in sports entertainment," said Andrew Wilson, exec VP of EA Sports.

"Every minute of every day millions of fans around the world are experiencing what the critics have already said-- FIFA 13 is the biggest and best sports game we have ever created."