the latest iteration of EA Sports' biggest global franchise, itself based on the world's most popular sport, is selling well. That's an understatement. Worldwide, EA estimates game sales have surpassed 4.5 million units since the October 1 launch, including a so-called record-setting first week, in which 1.7 million units were sold in Europe to make FIFA 10
the world's "fastest-selling sports video game." What better time to announce that the game will receive a fresh pair of legs?
EA today announced the pending release of FIFA 10 Ultimate Team,
a DLC management mode -- introduced to the series last year
(and ported to
this year's slumping Madden
game) -- that has been made over with a "redesigned chemistry system built around player relationships." Think: God game governing platonic dating-sim played with a deck of cards, and ... you're there
. Come February, Ultimate Team
will be available for download for 400
or $4.99 via Xbox Live and PSN.