EA will have to do without the FIFA name for its soccer games from now on, but that doesn’t seem to be a real problem. EA has announced that EA Sports FC 24 attracted 11.3 million players in its first week, which is one million more than FIFA 23 during the same period.
In its first week, FIFA 23 had 10.3 million players, a number that EA described at the time as “record-breaking” and the “biggest launch period” in the franchise’s history.
EA Sports FC 24 seems to be performing significantly better, although there is a caveat. The figures also include players who are playing the game through EA Play, EA’s subscription service, so the 11.3 million players may not necessarily translate to 11.3 million copies sold.
Nevertheless, EA Sports FC 24 already appears to be a major success for EA. Players don’t seem to mind the absence of the FIFA name, and microtransactions are once again generating significant revenue. Additionally, they claim to have attracted 20% “new players,” and EA Sports FC Mobile has performed excellently with 11.2 million downloads in the first 10 days.