FIFA 11 Latest Updates
Electronic Arts shuts down online for a batch of older games
On the 11th January, Electronic Arts will be shutting down online support for their 2011 branded EA Sports titles, as well as The Sims 2 a few days later.
Xbox Live dominated by shooters in 2011, Call of Duty hogs the podium
Activision's Call of Duty claimed 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Xbox Live chart for most played in 2011, with Halo: Reach and Battlefield 3 without medals 4th and 5th respectively. Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim struck a mighty blow for RPGs managing 6th, with sports pinching 8th, 9th and 10th thanks to EA Sports' FIFA and Madden NFL franchises.
Lionel Messi now the "global face" of EA Sports' FIFA franchise
EA Sports has announced a "multi-year endorsement contract" that sees footballer Lionel Messi as the new face for FIFA, beginning with FIFA Street in March next year. This also means Messi will become an 'EA Sports Football Ambassador', and used in all marketing campaigns for the series. They'll also be supporting the Leo Messi Foundation.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution stays atop UK chart, Driver: SF 2nd
Ubisoft's Driver: San Francisco has been denied the UK chart throne as Eidos' Deus Ex: Human Revolution keeps its augmented superiority another week. EA Tiburon's Madden NFL 12 entered 6th while (cancerous plague) Zumba Fitness fell 3rd. Rugby World Cup 2011 slipped 4th while FIFA 11 dribbled 9th.
Zumba Fitness easily leads quiet week in UK all format chart
Enjoying its 9th consecutive week at the top is 505 Games' Zumba Fitness in the UK chart, which isn't all that difficult when it's a week without new stuff. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean crept up 2nd from 5th, while Disney's Cars 2 kept hold of 3rd. DiRT 3 slipped 4th and FIFA 11 dribbled up a slot to 5th.