FIFA 21 Has Largest Boxed Launch Of 2021 In UK, But Alter Version Flops
FIFA is a big deal in the UK, and also the launch of FIFA 21 has done big business in the UK–with some caveats. FIFA 21 is your biggest physical game launch in the UK this year, but sales are down in comparison to FIFA 20, and also the Switch version has sold badly. Of course, there’s a good reason for its Switch version to have not sold–it’s a Legacy Edition, which means it is the specific same game since the previous three FIFA titles on Change, albeit with updated rosters. The Switch version does not have enough reviews for a rating on Metacritic however, however, the consumer rating is down to 0.1/10. Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that sales on FIFA 21’s boxed copies are down 42% on boxed sales of FIFA 20. There’s a few possible reasons for this –the looming next generation of systems (which will bring new versions of FIFA 21), the growth of the electronic market, and the COVID-19 outbreak making players not as inclined to travel to a store to buy the game all variables in.
FIFA 21 has offered much fewer physical duplicates at launching than FIFA 20, but it’s still the biggest launch of any sport in the UK this year.
FIFA 21 (PS4, Xbox One, Change )
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The Change version, however, has bombed. The PS4 edition of the game accounted for 62% of revenue, while 36 percent of earnings were on Xbox One, but just 2% of sales were for the Switch version. It’s unknown how well the game has sold digitally, however this is still a big launching, overtaking the launching revenue of The Last of Us Part II and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (both of which can be sole console exclusives). Even though the game will likely sell well on PS5 and Xbox Series X when those consoles launch too, it’s worth noting you will get a free upgrade into the new versions if you purchase the PS4 or even Xbox One version.
It’s a fantastic week for EA, together with the company claiming the top two areas; Nintendo, meanwhile, has four first-party games on the list.