im glad to hear them talking about the "hardcore" of fifa fans, of which i am one. but i think its important to just mention something about their reference to hardcore just in case people who dont play fifa too much see that and think they mean the usual definition of "hardcore gamer". a lot of members of dedicated fifa sites would come into ea's definition of hardcore fifa player, but a lot of them, from my experience are not big 'gamers'. we are talking a lot of people here who are 'hardcore' about football and find that fifa is the best recreation of the game that they (and i) love. a lot of my friends list, mainly people from fifa gaming sites, will only play fifa and play it religiously day in and day out, hardly playing any other game.
i think this is an important distinction to make because of what ea are saying. its not just people who are into the challenge of games who want fifa made harder, its people who just love the sprt of football and want to see as realistic a game as possible. they've nailed so much of it they just need the balls to keep upping the realism (and by that i dont mean adding s**tty player stories to manager mode). the "majority" that they are talking about are probably chavy idiots or 10 year olds. theres loads of em about unfortunatley
*sorry for those last couple of sentences*