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FIFA Outselling Pro Evo 4-1

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It seems the battle for which is the better soccer football game may be won. Traditionally, Pro Evolution Soccer – has always been the fan favourite, offering what enthusiasts deem better gameplay over FIFA’s more polished, flashy licenced offering. That though, has been changing.

Over the past few years, and subsequent game revisions it seems that PES has been stagnating, while FIFA has been making strides; this has been evidenced by the critical reception to this year’s releases. Current Metacritic rankings for PES are at 77%, with FIFA currently boasting a 90%. It’s become apparent that consumer reaction to the games has been similar – According to EA’s John Schappert, FIFA 10 is outselling its Konami-developed counterpart by a margin of four-to-one.

Not only that, but it’s apparently selling through 31% higher than FIFA 09 did in the same time-frame. This, of course, only pertains to European territories.

Whether this is a result of EA’s considerably larger marketing muscle, or the strengths and weaknesses of the games at hand is still something of a debate; rabid fans in either corner  display a zealousness that rivals – and sometimes bests – the silly rivalry that exists between owners of different consoles.

Me? I favour Pro Evo this year, purely because it doesn’t have pig-face Rooney on the cover. Let us know which one’s your favourite in the comments.

Source : SeekingAlpha

Last Updated: November 11, 2009


  1. eXp

    November 11, 2009 at 11:05

    FIFA 10 is an amazing game. I have most of the FIFAs back to 1998, and only when FIFA 09 came out did I consider them “good” – up till that point they were terrible. Anyone who still has a copy of FIFA 07 should play it, just to see how TERRIBLE it is and how far the series has come.

    PES2008 was the last time that PES had the upper hand. Now FIFA has just come out of no where and raised the bar tenfold. Plus, I’d rather play Chelsea vs Everton than London FC vs Merseyside Blue :getlost:


  2. StevenMcD

    November 11, 2009 at 11:35

    I was always a PES boy until FIFA09. FIFA10 is just outstanding, there is no contest as to which franchise is winning at the moment. Konami will have to do something amazing to take down FIFA. I just don’t see it happening in the next few years.

    btw, CHELSEA FTW! 😛


  3. Lacuna ZA

    November 11, 2009 at 11:40

    McDonalds sells more than upmarket restaurants, doesn’t make it better.

    Played both. I liked Fifa but I love PES. The master league in PES is light years beyond Fifa’s manager mode. The AI is much MUCH better in PES. The only thing FIFA has is it’s licenses and more flowing gameplay.

    Pes is a tad rigig, but overall better on the pitch.


    • Karl

      November 11, 2009 at 11:54

      “McDonalds sells more than upmarket restaurants, doesn’t make it better. ”

      Thats two different markets, and incomparable…

      Last time I compared to the two was PES2009 and Fifa 09. Fifa wiped the floor with it. And this is coming from an EPIC PES fanboy during the xbox 1 days.


      • LacunaZA

        November 11, 2009 at 13:28

        Then by that same definition, you can’t compare FIFA and PES. Sure they both have football (food) in it, but they cater for 2 different markets imo.

        Anyway, its stupid to say PES > FIFA or vice versa. It depends what you need from a football game. I loved the licensing from FIFA and the other good features. But I still prefer the PES system. That’s the trick here.

        FIFA and PES use 2 different football simulating engines/systems. Both are good. I prefer the PES one because x,y,z and someone else will prefer FIFA because they have no idea what they are talking about 😛 😛


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