EA: FIFA 09 will shift 10 million units

President of EA Sports Peter Moore has revealed on

his blog

that the critically acclaimed FIFA ’09 is on course to sell through ten million units.

The statement came during a light-hearted rant made over the game’s absence from Eurogamer’s Top 50 Games of 2008, posted over the Christmas break.

Now I get that the sports genre is the Rodney Dangerfield of games when the awards are handed out,” wrote Moore.

But c’mon, one of the best sports games of recent times not even in the Top 50? This title will sell in excess of 10 million units when all is done and dusted, but doesn’t even rank a mention?

Eurogamer – you are and always will be one of my favourite gaming web-sites, but you were waaaay offside on this one.”

FIFA ’09 was a huge Christmas hit, grabbing the coveted Christmas No. 1 position in the UK and achieving a 87 Metacritic rating. The title also sold through one million copies in just five weeks in Europe.

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