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Have the soccer-mad countries of the world embraced FIFA 15 Ultimate Team?

Have the soccer-mad countries of the world embraced FIFA 15 Ultimate Team?

EA's FIFA franchise might be a powerhouse in the console world - I should know, having bought it for the last 5 years in a row - but, on mobile, the series is finding its feet in a new league.

Of course, the franchise isn't a non-league minnow, and EA has been working hard to ensure that its mobile version can compete with the very best.

So given that EA has recently been boasting about the performance of its sport brands - audience up 250 percent year-on-year - we thought we'd take a look at just how well the current version of FIFA - FIFA 15 Ultimate Team - has been doing on the most important app store charts around the world.

Let's kick off this week's Charticle.

Not American football

On the US top grossing chart for iPad FIFA 15 Ultimate Team has been a consistent performer. 

The game hasn't set the charts alight - after all football (soccer) isn't yet one of the big three American sports - but it's been relatively comfortable in the top 150, spending most of its time in the top 100, and peaking at #48.

FIFA 15's performance on the US top grossing chart for iPad

Over on the US top grossing chart for Google Play, the football simulator has found more stability.

Again, the game looks generally secure in the top 100, despite a recent dip. A peak position of #76 is the closest it's come to challenging the top 50, though.

FIFA 15's performance on the US Google Play top grossing chart has been workmanlike

Europe's the place

As we might expect, given football's position as the #1 sport on the continent, in the European leagues, FIFA 15 has been knocking in the goals.

The game has flourished on the European top grossing charts for iPad - which look at performances in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK - having made it into the top 50 in all five regions.

Chart positions might have become more erratic in recent weeks, but the fact that the game has peaked in the top 10 in all 5 countries, and continues to hang in the top 50, demonstrates that FIFA is now a strong mobile brand.

FIFA 15 has flourished in on the top 50 of the European top grossing charts for iPad

There's a similar, even more impressive, tale to be told on the European top grossing charts for Google Play.

As is clearly seen, the game has experienced much less volatility, with the lines very steady within the top 30.

FIFA 15's performances on Android have been very impressive

Big in Korea?

And in the notoriously tough-to-crack Asian regions FIFA has been performing admirably, at least on iPad.

On the Asian top grossing charts for iPad - which, this week, look at China and South Korea (the game hasn't charted in Japan) - FIFA shot into the top 100, peaking at #8 in South Korea and #32 in China.

Unfortunately, though, the title couldn't maintain those efforts and has since fallen out of the top 100.

FIFA got off to a flying start in China and South Korea

It's a different story on the Asian top grossing charts for Google Play, however, with FIFA 15 failing to make it into the top 50 in any region. The game only just scraped into the top 100 in South Korea, where it peaked at #92 before steadily dropping out of the top 150.

FIFA 15 couldn't break into the top 100 on the competitive Google Play top grossing chart in South Korea

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