The publisher recently claimed FIFA 23 had enjoyed a record-breaking launch for the franchise in terms of first week player numbers.
FIFA 23 attracted over 10.3 million players in its first seven days of availability, compared to 9.1 million players who joined FIFA 22 in the 10 days following its release.
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EA provided an update on the game’s performance as part of its second quarter earnings results on Tuesday.
Based on the first four weeks since launch, the publisher said FIFA 23 sales are up 10% and Ultimate Team players are up 6% on the comparable period for FIFA 22.
On Tuesday EA also confirmed the release date and shared details on the World Cup mode coming to FIFA 23. The free update will be released on all formats except Switch on November 9, and will also come to FIFA Mobile on November 8.
FIFA 23 is the last EA game to sport the FIFA name before the licence expires and EA and FIFA go their separate ways. In May, EA said it will begin “a new era in July 2023” with the introduction of the EA Sports FC series.
On the same day as EA’s announcement, FIFA president Gianni Infantino stated that FIFA would launch a rival game.