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EA’s holiday season by the numbers: 18B minutes played in FIFA (infographic)

Players put in 18 billion minutes into FIFA 14 from October to December. That's a lot of (soccer) balls.

Above: Players put in 18 billion minutes into FIFA 14 from October to December. That's a lot of (soccer) balls.

Image Credit: Electronic Arts
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Madden NFL 25 fans essentially played 10,000 seasons’ worth of football on New Year’s Eve.

Electronic Arts flexed its data-science muscles by releasing an infographic with data from its gamers. The big game publisher said, among other things, that 2.8 million people played Madden on New Year’s Eve. It also said the most popular day for its Origin online game service was Dec. 26 and that FIFA players racked up 18 billion minutes in the soccer sim from October to December.

Here’s the data from EA:

EA by the numbers for FYQ3 2013

Above: EA by the numbers for FYQ3 2013

Image Credit: EA
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