FIFA Interactive World Cup tournament Hits One Million Players

This year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup tournament has reached one million players — over 130,000 more than last year’s. That’s a lot of people shouting, “GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!”

FIFA surveyed more than 10,000 registered players in the tournament throughout the world and found that 58% of players believe that the hours they spent playing in the tournament will improve their soccer skills and translate to a marked improvement on the actual field — in real life.

43% of participants claimed they had “dreamt about playing FIFA 12.” I’ve dreamt about playing Unreal Tournament 3 back in the day, so I sure as hell won’t be cracking a joke about this.

While I personally think the most interesting thing to ever happen in soccer was Zinedine Zidane headbutting Materazzi, it’s nice to see sports fans embracing the gaming industry.


via VG247

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2 Comments on FIFA Interactive World Cup tournament Hits One Million Players

Tahmid

On March 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

It is nice to see sports fans get into video games, but for the most part its sports games, and that is all they will embrace, and maybe mainstream games like COD or GTA. You will hardly see the average Madden or FIFA fan playing an RPG or a game like Journey. Wish people could expand on their interests and try something new. That would help the gaming industry even more.

CJ Miozzi

On March 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

@Tahmid

Well-said!