The football simulator game from publisher EA Sports and developers EA Vancouver and EA Romania - FIFA 18 - sold 5,899,532 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.
This without digital which account for 30%. Remember when Halo 3 selling 3.8M was considered crazy stuff? Look where we are now lads.
Just over 1m for xbox one and almost 4.5m on ps4.. that Europe domination from Sony. The real sales are probably even more in favour of ps4.
Yet it’s pretty much the same as fifa 17 with a new lick of paint.
And people flock to it in droves. Kindda sadden me to see yearly rehash like this outsell more deserving games such as Wolfenstien 2. Oh well...this is the world we live in.
Kinda like Madden, NHL, NBA... I just can’t keep getting these games. Sports games used to be the only games I ever played. It’s why I like EA access, when they come to the vault I can periodically play them when I get the sports game itch.
They're always similar. I usually just buy one year of fifa every gen and that is more than enough. And I always wait for the half off Black Friday deals.
Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 4,394,107 units sold (74%), compared to 1,111,813 units sold on the Xbox One (19%). The game also sold 175,773 units on the PlayStation 3 (3%), 107,788 units on the Nintendo Switch (2%), 68,115 units on the Xbox 360 (1%), and 40,936 units on Windows PC (1%). I'm honestly surprised that the game managed to surpass 100K on Switch. Hopefully other third party games like Doom, Skyrim, etc, all do better than that. They certainly deserve to, IMO.
Lol EA made enough money on this alone WITHOUT even taking into account all the billions they will take from suckers with FIFA Ultimate Team. What does that mean? Shut down Amy Hennig's Star Wars game of course and other such disastrous decisions related to gaming outside of your annual FIFA release.
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