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Annual sports game that traditionally sells millions of copies continues to sell millions of copies

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The Battlefield V delay, along with reports that the game isn’t pre-ordering well have already hit EA’s bottom line. Thanks to reports that Battlefield V pre-orders are tracking 85% below Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s and lower than previous Battlefield games, EA’s stocks are down 9%.

EA would like to remind you that their little financial blip hardly matters. Why? Because they have FIFA to prop them up as always. FIFA 19 is out at the end of this month, and it will sell like proverbial hotcakes, because it’s FIFA.

The last one sold by the bucketload, with 24 million copies making their way to football fans. Few franchises can manage those kinds of numbers. Just the sales alone make EA a tidy sum, but the further monetisation through FIFA Ultimate Team probably makes them even more. On top of that, the FIFA mobile games have been downloaded 193 million times.

FIFA itself has sold over 260 million units over the years, securing EA’s financial future for years to come. There are also millions of players playing the free-to-play online FIFA games in Asia.

“For millions of players around the world the FIFA franchise has become more than just a game – it’s as big a part of their football DNA as the teams they love,” said Aaron McHardy, Executive Producer for EA SPORTS FIFA. “It has been incredible seeing the passion from our fans at Gamescom, as thousands of players got their hands on FIFA 19 featuring the UEFA Champions League, with hundreds of thousands more seeing the next chapter of Alex Hunter’s journey. Football is a sport that can unite the world through play, and whether it be through console, mobile, competitive gaming or regional experiences like FIFA Online 4 in Asia, we are excited to find more and more ways to connect players to the world’s game.”

Yeah…EA will be just fine.

FIFA 19 is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on September 28.

Last Updated: September 6, 2018

9 Comments

  1. Kromas

    September 6, 2018 at 14:53

    I love the headline.

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    • Original Heretic

      September 6, 2018 at 14:56

      Personally, I hate that it’s true.
      Accurately reflects that people just…stay…stupid.

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      • Jonah Cash

        September 6, 2018 at 16:39

        Why are we stupid?! They do change the game yearly. Is it at a point where they can rather just do a 10gig update on the game instead of saying it is whole new game? Hell yes we are there, but why would they. I will buy it every year till the day I die, because I love playing it daily online vs other people that probably love it as much as I do…

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      • Kromas

        September 6, 2018 at 16:57

        Well … yeah. Not even surprising anymore.

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        • Original Heretic

          September 6, 2018 at 17:01

          Considering the stupid shit I hear (in the office) and read (on the internet) every day, I am no longer surprised by the sheer stupidity of people.
          Ek is net fokken moedeloos.

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  2. Jonah Cash

    September 6, 2018 at 16:37

    Hahahahaha. And I am one of the yearly buyers! I have owned every Fifa since 1998 or there abouts… It is by far the best and most complete sports sim out there.

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    • Skittle

      September 7, 2018 at 07:23

      The last FIFA I bought was the one with the kid trying to make it big. I enjoyed the single player and screwing around with random teams but the multiplayer was off putting. I had no idea how the card pack system worked and was put off by the micro transactions.. also, no world cup mode?! Does this one have it?

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      • Jonah Cash

        September 7, 2018 at 09:02

        There was an update for Fifa 18 with a World Cup mode. I don’t really play FUT that much, I play seasons. Which is your favourite team vs other peoples favourite team. Fifa 18 was the continuation of the story from 17 and 19 is the conclusion. So I will be getting 19 to see how Hunters journey ends.

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