EA Sports FC 24 is off to a flying start, with 6.8 million units sold during its one-week early access period. This is a 35% increase from last year’s FIFA 23 early access sales. Despite criticism regarding its gameplay, the football game shows that the rebranded franchise still knows how to pull in the crowds.
Within a week of its early access release, EA Sports FC 24 has sold a remarkable 6.8 million copies, according to the Financial Times. This is a jump of 35% in comparison to FIFA 23’s early access period last year, showing that the renamed franchise hasn’t lost any of its commercial appeal.
The game is accessible on various platforms, such as PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. During the early access window, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also had the chance to try the game for a 10-hour trial, expanding its reach beyond just the sales numbers.
The 10-hour trial offered to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers means that the game has likely been played by more than the 6.8 million sales suggest, hinting at even broader engagement and future potential for the title.
Despite a slight dip in physical sales compared to its predecessor, FIFA 23, the game ranked second in the UK’s physical launch charts for 2023. Critically, the game earned a 6/10 score, with reviewers praising the on-field action but criticizing the lack of substantial updates.
The early success of EA Sports FC 24 bodes well for the franchise’s future. Although the game has received some flak for its lack of meaningful innovations, its strong sales figures indicate continued interest and engagement from its dedicated fan base.