EA says that FIFA 13 pre-orders have topped 875,000 units two weeks ahead of launch.
The total, which is based on internal sales data, is up 37 per cent year over year in Europe and up 62 per cent in North America, according to the publisher.
EA also says 1.99 million people in 73 countries downloaded the FIFA 13 demo in the three days following its release, an increase of 29 per cent compared to the number of FIFA 12 demo downloads in the same amount of time last year.
The company has confirmed a FIFA 13 release date of September 25 in the US, September 27 in Europe and September 28 in the UK.
EA Sports Season Ticket subscribers can get early digital access to the game on September 21 in the US and the following day in Europe.
GamesMaster gave the footy title 91% and called it the "best football game ever" in the first FIFA 13 review.