@FlarePhoenix: No, I wasn't planning to buy it on the Wii. I do know a few people who were though, people who aren't really into gaming, but like to play some on the family wii every so often, you know? I told them not to buy it, so they give me £40 each and I rolled in it like EA would have. Mmm, free money.
Would people who aren't really into gaming need to keep buying the new version each year? I can understand how someone who avidly plays it would be able to notice the differences between the games, but would it really be worth someone, who only plays it "every so often" to keep buying the yearly release?
Yeah, I see your point, but football is huge, especially everywhere that's not america. A lot of people's favourite thing in their life is football, and whether they don't play games much, a lot will play FIFA. It's like people who only play Call of Duty. What if that came out and it was literally the exact same game but with different coloured guns and characters?