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'NHL 13' breaks series first-week sales record

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NHL 13 has recorded the most successful launch in the series' history.

EA Sports confirmed that the ice hockey sim sold around 491,590 units in its first week - 9% more than NHL 12's 451,000 copies.

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The studio also revealed that users have taken part in more than 3.7 million online games since the title was released, and scored just short of 5 million goals.

NHL 13's most poplar teams with online players include New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Backed by 'True Performance Skating' technology, NHL 13 offers more realistic physics, greater speeds and enhanced player animation.

NHL 13 was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 11 in North America and September 14 in Europe.

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