FIFA series hits £1 billion at UK retail

EA Sports’ football franchise has become the first series to gross over a billion pounds in sales, says UK charts authority.

ChartTrack told CVG that the £1 billion milestone was reached through the cumulative sales of 40 FIFA games. The two most recent releases accounted for just over £200 million of that total.

FIFA 13 was the highest grossing FIFA game to date, followed by its predecessor FIFA 12. Call of Duty and Mario are the UK’s second and third largest grossing UK brands by revenue generated, says the report.

ChartTrack said that the 19 games released to date in the Call Of Duty series have made over £800 million in the UK. The Mario series takes in 60 titles and includes tie-ins such as Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The data does not include the Mario and FIFA games released before Chart-Track’s inception in 1996.