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FIFA 19: The fastest player in the Bundesliga only has 77 pace in FIFA 19

EA needs to upgrade this stat pronto

Kai Havertz is officially the fastest player in the Bundesliga – hitting 35.1 kph.

However, it seems as though EA Sports doesn’t think the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is that quick.

A look at the 19-year-old German’s FIFA 19 card reveals he’s only got 77 pace – and 77 acceleration – miles off the game’s quickest player, Kylian Mbappe (97).

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a mighty 33.8 kph during the World Cup – nearly 2kph slower than Havertz. And he’s got 90 pace on the game.

Havertz may be due an upgrade

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Havertz may be due an upgrade

Of course, this has caused hundreds of fans on the FIFA sub-Reddit to kick off.

One wrote: “Shouldn’t the ‘sprint speed’ stat be representative of top speed?”

Others seem to side with EA: “He hit that speed but it doesn’t mean that it is reflective of his pace.

“To be considered for his pace he’d have to stay at that speed for longer or reach it more frequently.

“A lot of players are capable of hitting very high speeds if they are in the right scenario, but they’ve never been in that scenario or had a need to.”

Ronaldo hit 33.8 kph in the World Cup at the age of 33

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Ronaldo hit 33.8 kph in the World Cup at the age of 33

Regardless, it seems as though Havertz could be due an upgrade sooner rather than later.

Elsehwere in FIFA 19, EA’s game managed to hold off Red Dead Redemption to remain the biggest week one release of the year.

Rockstar’s Western epic still managed a very respectable second place – and will likely continue to sell strongly in the run-up to Christmas.

There are two factors to note. The first is that these are just physical sales – many would have opted to download the digital version of the game.

FIFA 19 has managed to hold off fierce competition from Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2

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FIFA 19 has managed to hold off fierce competition from Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2

Secondly, Rockstar will be releasing the online part of the game next month – so some may be waiting for this before making a purchase.

However, RDR2 sales pale in comparison to GTA V’s launch week.

The Western achieved 60 per cent of the market share this week – compared to an enormous 89 per cent for GTA.

FIFA 19 achieved a market share of 75 per cent while Black Ops 4 bagged a 44 per cent stake.