Especially popular in Germany: The football simulation Fifa by EA Sports. An estimated four to eight million gamers play Fifa at least occasionally in Germany, and last year alone the football simulation sold more than 1.5 million copies in Germany.
Wolfsburg as a pioneer
The gaming community is huge; so of course professional football also wants a piece of this cake. About three years ago, VfL Wolfsburg became the first Bundesliga club to sign a professional Fifa player. The vast majority of Bundesliga clubs followed.