I remember just a few short years ago there was a major mini war going on between FIFA fans and PES fans over which football game was truly the best.
PES always held the hardcore football fans while FIFA was happy to mop up the more casual or brand sensitive gamer. However over the last 3 years FIFA has been putting a lot more emphasis on getting the physics and true football experience right and it has now really started to pay off.
Once Europe was the land of PES but this year FIFA is outselling it in a major way by securing over 75% of all football sales in Europe and even matching MW2 sales head to head for 2009.
It’s quite a stunning turn around for a franchise that was not being taken entirely seriously a few years back and Konami are going to have to make some tough decisions if they want to stay in this fight against FIFA 11.
Last Updated: January 11, 2010
January 11, 2010 at 11:20
Ok well that decides it for me… Fifa 2010 it is 🙂
Bobby Kotick bodyslammed Azazel through a table
January 11, 2010 at 12:16
It’s amazing that (somehow) EA has decided to crawl out of the swamp of mediocrity. It actually makes me wonder who lit the fire under their asses? Did they get a shock when there was such an unprecedented consumer outcry over DRM and their shady practices?
Bobby Kotick is almost listening… (poor Ride and DJ hero)… 🙁
January 11, 2010 at 13:05
Fifa will always win because of its name, I dont care if FIFA beats PES, I know which one is better and that all that matter
January 18, 2010 at 13:54
i think thats a load of crap
as PES still rules espescially on PS3 much much better than fifa and thats from 20 people that have played both on xbox and ps3 PES still rulz and i was a fifa fan until they showed me the light 😆