According to EA figures, its NHL 12 has generated $27 million in revenue in launch week, setting a new record for the franchise.
First week until sales were up 19 per cent on NHL 11 in both European and North American territories selling over 451,000 copies.
6.9 million online gaming sessions took place in the opening week, up 17 per cent on 2010.
NHL 12 is available on Xbox 360 and PS3. EA also announced the launch of a new NHL Facebook title.
"The fan response to NHL 12 has been incredible, and we're delighted to expand the franchise to Facebook next month," said Andrew Wilson, EA Sports executive VP.
"NHL 12 is our most exciting hockey game ever, with more than 300 gameplay improvements and the ability to play with some of the NHL's greatest legends."