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Inside EA Sports FC’s Record-Breaking Year

The year 2023 marked a significant milestone for EA’s premier football titles, EA Sports FC and EA Sports FC Mobile. These games have not only captured the hearts of players globally but also demonstrated EA’s prowess in creating engaging digital football experiences.

Let’s delve into the fascinating data and statistics that underline the remarkable journey of these titles.

Global Phenomenon: EA Sports FC

From January 1 to October 24, 2023, EA assessed the popularity of its football franchises using metrics like total unique active players, average weekly, and monthly active users. For EA Sports FC Mobile, the focus was on the average daily active users. This comprehensive evaluation encompassed the global reach of the entire EA Sports FC franchise.

EA Sports FC: A Closer Look at the Stats

Combining data from FIFA 23 (up to September 20) and FC 24 (from September 21 to October 24), EA Sports FC shows impressive global engagement. Players from over 200 countries participated in 1.7 billion cross-play matches. The game’s international appeal even caught the attention of various foreign casino licenses holders, who noted the potential for engaging their audiences in regions where sports betting is regulated and legal.

Ultimate Team, EA’s primary revenue generator, witnessed 15.6 million Evolutions, highlighting the game’s dynamic nature. In this mode, teams predominantly feature players from France, England, Spain, Brazil, and Germany, with leagues like the Premier League and LALIGA EA SPORTS leading in representation.

Kylian Mbappé topped the list in Career Mode Experiences as the most desired player in transfers. The inclusion of women’s football in FC 24 Ultimate Team significantly elevated the game’s appeal, with 772 million women’s player items featured in starting XIs and over 373 million squads including at least one woman player.

Player favorites like Sam Kerr and Kylian Mbappé led as top goalscorers, with Real Madrid and Chelsea being the most played teams for men and women, respectively. The matches between PSG vs. Real Madrid (men) and Arsenal vs. Chelsea (women) emerged as player favorites. In its first month, FC 24 attracted over 14.5 million players, a testament to its widespread popularity.

EA Sports FC Mobile: A Deep Dive

EA Sports FC Mobile, encompassing data from FIFA Mobile and FC Mobile (up to October 24), recorded an astonishing 45.1 billion games played and 103.5 billion goals scored. This level of engagement underscores the game’s massive appeal. Pele’s status as the top choice in PvP matches and the popularity of the Team of the Year promo further highlight the game’s success.

EA Sports FC’s Global Influence

These statistics not only demonstrate the success of EA Sports FC and EA Sports FC Mobile but also reflect EA’s successful transition from ending its partnership with FIFA. Players seem more focused on game quality and experience rather than branding.

The game boasts an unrivaled roster of over 19,000 athletes across 700 teams and 30 leagues, including the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, and UEFA Champions League and is available on multiple platforms including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch.

About Christian Silvestri

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Content Writer for FIFA Infinity. Passionate about football, FIFA and AC Milan!

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