This Is Football
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|This is Football series|
This is Football, the first in the series released in 1999.
|Developer(s)||London Studio 989 Studios (US version)|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
|Release date(s)||Annually 1999-2004|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer (all versions)|
This Is Football is a football video game series of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) by London Studio. It first appeared on the PlayStation in 1999. Subsequent installments[clarification needed] have appeared for the PlayStation 2 and PSP, the most recent being This Is Football 2005. Commentary is provided by Peter Drury.
Although popular enough for numerous installments, This Is Football has always trailed in sales to EA's FIFA series and Konami's International Superstar Soccer and Pro Evolution Soccer series, although it has been suggested that this is due to the much larger marketing spend on "FIFA" and "Pro-Evo". It features FIFPro license.
The series is known by an alternative name in some regions of the world:
- Australia: This Is Soccer
- France: Le Monde Des Bleus
- Germany: Fußball Live
- North America: World Tour Soccer
- Portugal: Isto É Futebol
- Spain: Esto Es Fútbol
- This Is Football (PlayStation)
- This Is Football II (PlayStation)
- This is Football 2002 (PS2) Features Rio Ferdinand as cover-star in UK version. Footballs sponsored by Mikasa Sports
- This is Football 2003 (PS2) Features Kieron Dyer as cover-star in UK version. Footballs sponsored by Mikasa Sports
- This is Football 2004 (PS2) Footballs sponsored by Puma
- This is Football 2005 (PS2) Footballs sponsored by Puma
- World Tour Soccer: Challenge Edition (PSP)
- World Tour Soccer 2 (PSP)
- This is Football Management (PSP/Minis)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Serbia and Montenegro
- Major League Soccer
- Danish 1st Division
- Primera Division de Mexico
- Liga BBVA (All teams licensed, but the name of the league is not).
- Lega Calcio Serie A TIM (Internazionale licensed only).
- Premier League (Stoke, Wolverhampton, Sunderland and Wigan licensed only.)
- Scottish Premier League (Celtic and Rangers licensed only).
- Ligue 1
- 1. Bundesliga
- Liga Sagres
- High School League (fictional)