FIFA 23 on course to become best-selling game of EA's franchise

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe (FIFA 23 Gameplay Screenshot).

GAMING FIFA 23 on course to become best-selling game of EA's franchise

David Ben 12:17 - 01.02.2023

EA have suggested FIFA 23 could become the best-selling title in the series' history.

EA stated that FIFA 23 was shaping up to become the best-selling title in franchise history, with sales growing by up to 50% year-to-year in North America.

 FIFA 23 is the latest release in the iconic soccer game series and could end the franchise on a high note following the end of EA’s partnership with football’s governing body.

Every year since 1993, EA has been releasing a new FIFA title for gamers to kick the ball with their favorite soccer players from across the globe, challenging each other to kick off rivalries as well and inspiring hundreds of gamers to delve into eSports professionally.

 FIFA became a reference for soccer enthusiasts, outselling its competitors and holding the record for the best-selling sports game franchise in the world till date.

PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea women's star Sam Kerr are the cover stars of EA Sports FIFA 23

FIFA 23 is the 30th installment in the series, and EA made sure their last run with FIFA would be a huge blast with the introduction of exciting new features such as the AcceleRATE system, HyperMotion 2.0, Power Shots, and FUT Moments for players to further enjoy their soccer games.

During EA’s third quarter earnings conference call, CEO Andrew Wilson stated that FIFA 23 was “pacing to be the biggest title in franchise history,” with booking from the FIFA franchise growing by 4% in a year. 

This growth is reportedly even bigger in North America, where sales of FIFA 23 went up 50% year over year, according to Gamerant.

Erling Haaland - FIFA 23 Screenshot

FIFA 23 was among the best-selling games of the end of 2022 in the United States, with growing popularity worldwide.

Wilson also noted that FIFA 23 “delivered record engagement in Q3,” meaning a lot of players accessed the game between its release in September 2022 and the end of the year. 

FIFA 23 scored a record-breaking launch with over 10.3 million copies sold within the first week of its release, while its predecessor FIFA 22 sold a total of 9.1 million copies 10 days after its release.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini - FIFA 23 Screenshot
Chelsea women's striker Sam Kerr - FIFA 23 Screenshot

EA Sports FC and end of FIFA partnership

EA Sports FC

Although FIFA 23 could become the best-selling title in franchise history, it will also be the last game bearing this name as the deal between EA and FIFA expired on December 31, 2022 - becoming a farewell to a 30-year partnership between FIFA and EA before the franchise enters a new era.

EA will no longer be able to use the name of the governing body of world soccer for its future games and has renamed the franchise to EA Sports FC

Chelsea Kai Havertz in FIFA 23 (Screenshot)

Despite this name change, EA Sports FC will keep its best-known game mode such as Ultimate Team, VOLTA, and the Career Mode, alongside its partnership with premium soccer leagues like Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League, and Ligue 1.

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