UK sales are down for EA Sports FC 24 as the game sees a slow adoption rate compared to the popular FIFA series. If you can recall, this year marked the first release of EA Sports’ standalone, FIFA-free football game after the company cut ties with the organization back in 2021.
But while EA was hoping for the same breakout success as its previous annual franchise, the new EA Sports FC 24 game has had a mild response. Compared to FIFA 23, EA Sports FC 24 sales are down 30% overall.
The only version of EA Sports FC 24 which has seen an increase in sales is the Nintendo Switch version. This is likely due to the fact that EA released an actual new game on the platform this year compared to the much-criticized “updates” from previous years. Switch owners would buy the latest football game prior to 2023 only to get updated kits and players. EA Sports FC 24 changes this up due to the new independent license. We’ll have to see what game EA pulls out of its hat for Switch in 2024 now.
While sales are down for the new EA Sports FC 24, it is still raking in the money. The title is now the third-highest physical game launch in the UK for 2023 behind Hogwarts Legacy and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
It is a bit too early to tell how successful EA Sports FC 24 will be compared to FIFA 23 but the adoption rate has been a lot slower than usual. Unfortunately, players who want a new FIFA game will have to wait until the organization releases its own title next year. According to FIFA, it is cooking up a new game but we have zero details on the project and who is developing it.
EA Sports also recently delisted all the previous FIFA games from digital stores so you’ll have to grab them physically or just accept change and purchase EA Sports FC 24. Is the game any good? We have no idea because EA didn’t issue review codes in our region.