NFS series reaches 100 million sold and other crazy facts

The Need for Speed franchise has hit an impressive 100 million copies sold, a feat EA says only four other videogame brands have managed to accomplish. The game to push the series over the mark was the recently released NFS: Shift, of course.

To celebrate, EA has whipped up some lovely pictures to showcase a timeline of the games, plus a neat video that features a bunch of the series’ accomplishments to date. Easily the best thing to come out of this success is the impressive list of facts we received. Here are the better ones:

  • Launched 15 blockbuster titles across more than 14 platforms
  • Released in 22 languages in over 60 countries
  • Players have raced over 279 billion miles of roads & race tracks
  • Generated over 17 trillion user-generated vehicle customizations
  • If Need for Speed boxes were laid out end-to-end, it would span 173,609 football fields 

Football fields. Now there’s a unit of measurement I can truly get behind.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.