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Football – the version played with the feet rather than the hands – is the most popular sport in the world, so it's no surprise to see FIFA 17 utterly dominate the sales charts around the globe. EA announced as part of an earnings call overnight that the latest iteration of its soccer simulation was the best-selling console game in the world last year – like, no other title sold more.

This is a pretty dizzying statistic when you stop and think about it, but it makes sense: the game has global appeal, is appropriate for all ages, and has an abundance of licenses that give it an authenticity that the competition can only dream of. With such dizzying sales numbers, the publisher also reported an upswing in Ultimate Team revenue, proving that this franchise really does print money.

[via venturebeat.com]