FIFA 23 is on its way to becoming the most successful in the saga
the saga FIFA has always been one of the most successful in the industry, and contrary to what many might think, sales are not going through a bad time, on the contrary, the latest game is going at a pace that could make it the biggest in the football series. A piece of news that comes in the middle of a break between Electronic Arts and FIFA, which will lead to calling the company’s next game EA Sports FC.
During a talk to investors, CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that FIFA 23 It had grown the brand in several indicators, and so far this year reservations are up 4%, with sales in the United States up 50%. This could be one of the explanations for its success: the growing interest in soccer -and therefore, the game- in a country where this sport was not as popular as Europe. Another explanation could be the lack of competition now that eFootball has moved to the free model without the expected success. “In North America alone, sales are up 50% over the previous year”Wilson said.
FIFA 23 also had a “record in the engagement” in the last quarter that this year coincided with the World Cup in Qatar -this competition is normally held in summer-. In its opening week last September it obtained a record number of players: more than 10.3 million in its first seven days compared to 9.1 million for FIFA 22 in its first 10 days.
Goodbye FIFA, hello EA Sports FC
EA Sports FC be the next soccer game from Electronic Arts, but that will not suppose any loss in the content: Players, clubs and stadiums are traded differently: all 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and a total of 30 leagues will still be available. All the details will be known in July of this year. And yes, I will keep Ultimate Team.