FIFA 23 by EA was one of the hotly anticipated games from September. The yearly football game features some new content, such as playable female football teams and much more. Naturally, thanks to the fan excitement, the title launch enjoyed a warm success. In fact, according to EA, FIFA 23 enjoyed a record-breaking launch.
As part of its second-quarter earnings results on Tuesday, the American publisher gave a detailed breakdown of the performance of FIFA 23. As per the first four weeks since launch, the football title sales are up by 10%.
The sales for Ultimate Team, the microtransaction portion of the game and randomized card drop are up by 6%. This is compared based on the period for FIFA 22.
Earlier, EA said that FIFA 23 attracted over 10.3 million players in the first week. To compare, FIFA 22 launch attracted 9.1 million players ten days into the launch. EA Sports’ general manager would go on to praise the performance of the title.
The latest entry in the long-running series is the last game to use the FIFA licensing, as EA and FIFA go their seperate ways after the license expires. Instead, the series will rebrand itself as the EA Sports FC series. On the other hand, FIFA stated that they’ll launch a rival game which will be the “authentic football experience”.
FIFA 23 is out now for PC via Steam and Origin, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.