According to EA, FIFA 23 is on track to sell more copies than any other game in the franchise’s history. The most recent installment of the well-known football video game series, FIFA 23, may mark the series’ triumphant conclusion.
Since 1993, EA has released a new FIFA game every year, allowing users to kick the ball with their favorite football stars from across the globe. FIFA outsold its rivals and established itself as a standard for football fans, holding the record for the most successful sports game franchise ever. FIFA 23, the series’ thirty-first iteration, added fresh innovations for players to enjoy their football games even more, like the AcceleRATE system, Power Shots, and FUT Moments.
FIFA 23 was “pacing to be the biggest title in series history,” according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson, who also noted that bookings from the FIFA franchise had increased by 4% in a year. Sales of FIFA 23 increased by 50% year over year in North America, where this growth is even more pronounced. FIFA 23 was one of the most popular video games worldwide at the end of 2022.
A lot of players accessed FIFA 23 between its release in September 2022 and the end of the year, according to Wilson, who stated that it “provided record engagement in Q3.” In comparison to FIFA 22, which sold a total of 9.1 million copies in its first 10 days of availability, FIFA 23 had a record-breaking first week of sales with over 10.3 million units sold.
The deal between EA and FIFA expires on December 31, 2022, therefore even if FIFA 23 might end up being the game with the most sales in the franchise’s history, it will also be the final game to wear this moniker. For its upcoming games, EA will no longer be permitted to use the name of the organization that oversees soccer, and the franchise has been renamed to EA Sports FC. Despite the name change, EA Sports FC will maintain its affiliation with top soccer leagues including the Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League, and Ligue 1, as well as its most popular game modes like Ultimate Team, VOLTA, and the Career Mode.