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Maybe many of you wondered what is the first game in the FIFA series? Well in 1993 EA Sports released the first game from this hystoric series and it was actually the first FIFA game beside the 1994 release that wasn't named by using a year. FIFA International Soccer, that was the name for the first game in the FIFA series. There was madness in the whole world when EA released that game. It was maybe the single major sports game that didn't had a proper virtual release. EA Sports was on the wave in those years so they entered a market where they still lead with their FIFA 'enter year here' games.
The other two games, NHL and John Madden Football also started to be named by using years since 1993. NHL 94 and Madden 94 were their names. Maybe FIFA didn't had a year in it's name because EA wasn't that sure that the game will succeed but obviously it exceeded all of the expectations and here we are with the FIFA series leading in EA Sports earnings. Till date the FIFA series has sold over 100 million copies. There are very few games that managed to do that.
Now let's take a look at how the covers of those games looked like:
1. FIFA International Soccer (1993)
2. NHL '94 (1993)
3. Madden NFL '94 (1993)
4. NHL Hockey (1993)
5. PGA TOUR Golf II (1993)
6. Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993)
7. Tony LaRussa Baseball (1993)
8. NBA Showdown (1993)
9. FIFA International Soccer for the 3DO system (1993)
10. PGA TOUR Golf for PC (1993)
11. Michael Jordan In Flight (1993)
12. World Tour Tennis (1993)