Football Manager 2007 (aka Soccer Manager) success story

It’s coming home. Football’s coming home. Sports Interactive‘s Football Manager 2007 is out on PC and Mac, and it’s at the top of both the all-format and PC charts in the UK. And according to their press release, it’s “becoming the third fastest selling PC [game] ever.” They’re talking UK charts, we suppose, but that’s a big accomplishment (more about how the game is doing in the U.S. and internationally later).

PSP and 360. As for Football Manager Handheld 2007 for PSP and Football Manager 2007 for the Xbox 360, Sega has shared the release date of December 1, 2006 for both. Handheld for the PSP has international management and multiple scouts and lots of new leagues to choose from (including Australian and Portuguese leagues). Manager for the Xbox 360 has Xbox Live Vision camera support and a Fantasy Draft mode – not to mention 50 achievements to challenge everybody.

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This game has been a success story. Many Americans really aren’t into “soccer”, but for the rest of the world, “football” or “futbol” or whatever is the game of the world – much like football’s World Cup is the “cup of life” when journalists are feeling poetic or when your mates have just finished singing a round of “Three Lions on a shirt Jules Rimet still gleaming…”

Strong sales. On Amazon.com, Sega of America’s U.S. and Canadian version (Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007) is currently number eight on the top 10 best sellers for PC (it’s sometimes higher on the list). And that’s at Amazon.com – so it gives us an idea of how the game is selling (Amazon.com is “Amazon U.S.” if you’re looking at it from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.co.jp, but Amazon.com is really kind of like “Amazon for the whole world” because it’s Amazon.com that many people go to if they’re not in the UK, Japan, or those other countries with “local” Amazons). In Amazon.co.uk, the game’s been hovering around the top three slots.

High praise. With the game being called “a revelation” by a EuroGamer writer (giving it a 9/10 score), an IGN UK writer warns you to “be prepared for a serious lack of social life after it’s installed on your hard drive” (and gives it a 9.3/10). The game also got 4/5 from “Maxim” and 5/5 from both “The Times” and the “Sunday Times.”

It’s coming home. Football’s coming home. Sports Interactive‘s Football Manager 2007 is out on PC and Mac, and it’s at the top of both the all-format and PC charts in the UK. And according to their press release, it’s “becoming the third fastest selling PC [game] ever.” They’re talking UK charts, we suppose, but that’s a big accomplishment (more about how the game is doing in the U.S. and internationally later).

PSP and 360. As for Football Manager Handheld 2007 for PSP and Football Manager 2007 for the Xbox 360, Sega has shared the release date of December 1, 2006 for both. Handheld for the PSP has international management and multiple scouts and lots of new leagues to choose from (including Australian and Portuguese leagues). Manager for the Xbox 360 has Xbox Live Vision camera support and a Fantasy Draft mode – not to mention 50 achievements to challenge everybody.

pretty boxes - Image 1pretty boxes - Image 2

This game has been a success story. Many Americans really aren’t into “soccer”, but for the rest of the world, “football” or “futbol” or whatever is the game of the world – much like football’s World Cup is the “cup of life” when journalists are feeling poetic or when your mates have just finished singing a round of “Three Lions on a shirt Jules Rimet still gleaming…”

Strong sales. On Amazon.com, Sega of America’s U.S. and Canadian version (Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007) is currently number eight on the top 10 best sellers for PC (it’s sometimes higher on the list). And that’s at Amazon.com – so it gives us an idea of how the game is selling (Amazon.com is “Amazon U.S.” if you’re looking at it from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.co.jp, but Amazon.com is really kind of like “Amazon for the whole world” because it’s Amazon.com that many people go to if they’re not in the UK, Japan, or those other countries with “local” Amazons). In Amazon.co.uk, the game’s been hovering around the top three slots.

High praise. With the game being called “a revelation” by a EuroGamer writer (giving it a 9/10 score), an IGN UK writer warns you to “be prepared for a serious lack of social life after it’s installed on your hard drive” (and gives it a 9.3/10). The game also got 4/5 from “Maxim” and 5/5 from both “The Times” and the “Sunday Times.”

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