EAFC 24 is doing fairly good for itself when it comes to bodily gross sales within the UK, although it could actually’t fairly match as much as the behemoth that’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
We do not have exact numbers simply but for EA Sports activities FC 24, however GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring has given an perception into what the gross sales have been like because the rebranded soccer recreation launched final Friday. In keeping with Dring, the sport’s bodily launch within the UK is the second highest of the yr, with solely Nintendo’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom forward of it – unsurprising, contemplating that as of August the RPG had hit over 18 million gross sales.
Whereas EA Sports activities FC 24 is doing effectively for itself, that does not fairly imply it is doing pretty much as good as final yr. Dring reported that bodily launch gross sales are down 30% in comparison with final yr’s FIFA 23, however he did observe that EA “had anticipated some short-term affect because of the rebrand.” It isn’t shocking that gross sales are down, a rebrand like that’s positive to confuse some gamers, however whether or not it issues that a lot contemplating EA not must pay the large FIFA licensing charge is one other query that is tough to reply.
Not all the bodily gross sales are down, although, as once more in accordance with Dring, UK launch gross sales of EA Sports activities FC 24 are “barely” up on Change in comparison with FIFA 23. The rationale for that is virtually positively attributable to the truth that it is the primary really new model of the sport on Change since FIFA 18. Up so far, the Change model of the sport would simply obtain an replace of kits and gamers, quite than a complete new recreation, so it is not all that shocking that gross sales are up.
A change in title is not the one new factor about EA Sports activities FC 24, as it is also added in Evolutions in Final Workforce, which helps you to improve the stats of lower-rated gamers.
EA Sports activities FC’s bodily launch within the UK is the second highest of the yr, behind Zelda however forward of Hogwarts Legacy
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) October 1, 2023