EA Sports has released some interesting figures regarding their ’09 sports lineup. Over half a billion games have been played online on EA Sports games. That includes all of their games-from American football to European football. This 500 million games represents a 175% increase over last year. Peter Moore had this to say about the increase :

“Online game play allows real-time competitions with fans from around the world who speak the global language of sports. EA SPORTS is committed to providing personal access to the emotion of sports by continuing to create immersive online features, compelling new downloadable content and daily real-time stats updates.”

Also, 4 billion minutes are played everyday on EA Sports games; with over 35 years worth of games being played everyday.

Via Kotaku