EA Sports has seen quite the quality turnaround since hiring Peter Moore and it feels as though that trend is only going to continue — however, Moore is especially proud of the platinum rating that FIFA 10 recently received from Famitsu magazine in Japan. This isn’t too surprising considering how well the title has been selling in that region, but Moore knows that there is still much work left to be done.
“Imagine my delight to see Famitsu award the game a platinum rating (36/40), a score only enjoyed by the cream of the crop of games released in Japan,” he said.
“That score obviously caught soccer gamers eyes over there, as the game debuted in the top 10 this week, much to our delight. It is clear we still have work to do in Japan to more fully understand what drives that gamers attraction to sports titles,” he added.
“Let me be clear on this. I recognize that there are many factors that contribute to a gamer’s decision to purchase (or not) a particular game, I’d just hate for the gamers in Japan to not get as much enjoyment as the rest of the world out of the best sports game of this console generation.”
So long as the sports franchises Moore continues to supervise continue to improve, I’m not going to complain how much entertainment Japan is getting from games. I just hope they focus as much time on the product as they do on selling it in other regions.