There's also a distinct lack of piracy happening with FM13 compared to past entries, and they've seen growth in regions like Turkey. They're "significantly up" when the market has been down.
"In a year where the market is down almost everywhere, we’re significantly up, double digit up on a global level,” said Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson.
"FM Handheld on iOS is also double digit up, over half a million units sold globally. Even the PSP game did better than we expected," he added. “For a studio that’s in its 21st year now, to still see record sales is something we are really proud of.” Higher quality is something they want for the next Football Manager.
"FM13 was our highest reviewed game for some time – 87 on Metacritic – but it’s still not where we want to be, which is 90. There’s no reason why a triple-A PC title, which we are, shouldn’t be competing with a triple-A console title.”
Football Manager 2013 released on PC November 12th 2012.