Electronic Arts' FIFA 12
has broken previous sports games launch records in terms of consumer sales, the company revealed Tuesday.
In all, the company's preliminary estimate on the game's sell-through is at 3.2 million units across all consoles worldwide in its first seven days.
According to EA, this is not only an all-time record for a sports game launch, but is the biggest video game launch of 2011 so far.
If accurate, the sell-through is approximately 23 percent higher than last year's launch of FIFA 11
As Gamasutra previously reported
, the UK launch of the game was the third highest in that country's history, behind only Call of Duty: Black Ops
and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2