Football Manager 2011 Summary

9.0
excellent

Football Manager 2011 Review

Can the special one do it again this year?

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SEGA announce Football Manager 2012, releases on PC Q4 2011

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Sports Interactive is developing Football Manager 2012 reveals SEGA, and it will be arriving on PC this quarter four. It's "another year of evolution" they say.

Just to be safe there's "some revolution thrown in for good measure" too, and the studio highlights what fans can expect. 3D matches have "new animations".

SEGA hails UK internal studios as "bedrock" of their business

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Total War's Creatively Assembly and Football Manager's Sports Interactive are the tops for SEGA, says Europe boss Gary Dunn. Both "outperforming" their plans.

The studios are "on top of the game," and are "very integral" to SEGA profitability. CA seen as "jewel in the crown" of SEGA - has "consistent highest quality".

Football Manager 2011 digital sales make SEGA "really happy"

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The Football Manager series keeps similar sales numbers year-on-year, but those figures are steadily rising thanks to the online digital storefronts.

The franchise is an "all-time seller" says SEGA. Europe has become the publisher's biggest boxed game market thanks to FM2011's performance.

Vanquish and Football Manager 2011's Western sales "slow"

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SEGA has said in its fiscal report that Western sales of Platinum Games' sci-fi shooter Vanquish, and Football Manager 2011 were "generally weak".

That's because of "sluggish personal consumption" in both Europe and the US. Vanquish and FM 2011 both failed to break 1 million copies sold.

Industry "still not seen" as real career

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Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson comments there's "still a lot of work to do" to get the videogames industry thought of as something here to stay.

Frankly it's not being taken seriously enough, except when "many publications and commentators" brand it 'evil'. Not thought of as "career choice" still.

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