Christiano Ronaldo — has left Spain’s Real Madrid after nine years to join the Italian club team, Juventus. While this is great news for all fans of fútbol, for EA Sports, the sporting development division of Electronic Arts, this is bad news.
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This is pretty funny, but who really cares about soccer games?
Millions and millions of fans outside of the US.
The filthiest of casuals.
Meh, NBA 2K18 also had Kyrie on the cover before he left for Boston
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I dont, but in my country nearly everyone plays, even non gaming people
A lot of people buy their consoles solely to play soccer games. Millions of them. We, the dedicated gamers that play a lot of stuff, are actually the minority, dude. 95% of gamers out there are casuals, not as invested in gaming anywhere close as us. Don't disregard casual gamers. They are a big reason why gaming is profitable overall.
Europe, literally all of Europe.
You do live in a bubble, don´t you?
Definitely not handegg fans.
Found the American
Everyone outside of the US and of course millions in the US, Football is the world's first sport and also the most watched sport with over 3 billion views for the world cup! I just do not wanna say this but I have to say your question is really stupid!
@BiggerBoss FIFA literally outsells every other sport game out there...
Who cares about Futbol? Lol lets see... almost everyone? Also, its a sad day today. I skipped work...
Damn, okay I get it. All of you care a lot 😂
Just look at the World Cup to see the passion. Especially see the reaction if England make it to the final which they will because it's coming home!
I'm surprised you asked this question considering it's world cup season. The entire freaking world is tuned to it. It has reached 3.2 billions of viewership. That's nearly half of the world population. 2014 finals alone was watched by 1 billion people.
Literally the biggest sport on the entire planet, so it would seem that it's your sad opinion that's the one to be mocked.
millions care about football games. Anyone who calls it soccer, really does have the game wrong, especially when you put football in American football where 90% of the game is played with the ball in your hands.. Makes sense rite??
Fifa and Pro Evo Soccer sell upwards of 50 million copies combined each year. Everyone and I mean everyone is into soccer. Some Americans need to realize that that bubble they live in is not the entire planet @nic 3.2. billion views huh...so about 10-15 more viewers than xbox's E3 2018 viewer count, approximately... allegedly... probably? /S *Just busting some chops guys, chill :-)
whoa whoa whoa whoa FOOTBALL
Most of the world???
As well as inside of the US
LMAO Are you kidding? I hope so, because Fifa and PES are HUGE.
Dunno its just one if the best selling games every year
More people care about football games than that ridiculous handegg game...
@Xbladeteddy: "if England make it to the final which they will because it's coming home! " England will definately win. Gareth Southgate made sure they came well prepared https://twitter.com/VSTS_Ta...
i care !! now take back your filthy comment plz
I imagine Judging by sales, more than those who care about baseball or american football or any other sports game.
Ok ok ok, guys, he said he got the point... lol
Maybe go outside every once in a while
an astronomical amount of humans, actually.
What is soccer for a game? Is that a new fad thing from the USofA?
Soccer is the biggest sport in the world!
Just wished Buffon didn't leave..
FIFA is one of the largest video game IPs in the world. Soccer is the most popular sport there is.
Who cares about the a game of the biggest sport in the world? Nobody... 😒
We don’t have to imagine this. Brett Favre did this when he went to the Jets at the last second when Green Bay wouldn’t let him back in the door. In this case, Favre intended on going back. I think it’s odd that Ronaldo had a deal with EA and never let them know this might b a possibility. Oh and all EA did was release an alternate cover you could print out. It’s still in my cover. So , I don’t quite buy EA is shitting a brick.
It's more than just the cover art, though. It sounds like working alongside him is a major part of the career mode.
Good F**k EA!!!!!!!!!!!
Middle finger to ea but a nice surprise for juve fans
They deserved him after giving him that standing ovation for the Bicycle kick against them. Dont see that often and shows how great Juve fans are.
Juve fan since 1997, I was at home standing and clapping. I felt gutted about losing the game so badly, but how can you not appreciate that skill. Like him or not (personally don't like him too much lol), the man's a legend, and among the best to ever play the game. I'm happy to see that Ronaldo appreciated the love he got from the fans at the stadium.
As a 4th generation Juventino (With my son being the 5th generation), I can honestly say, without hesitation, that any issues EA are having are absolutely none of my concern. Forza Juve!!!!!
Forza la Juve la Juve Ale E bianconera la bella signora.
I have no idea who any of these people are, nor care about Soccer (Really only like Hockey). But I will say it's good you have your priorities in order.:)
This happened before with Brett Farve.
It was kind of shocking to me that he went to Juventus out of all clubs....
Team is a shoe in except champions league he has no challenge but ey 33 is knocking on abit in football and he says he can play till hes 40, in italy they keep corpses in defense :/. Surprised Maldini ain't still doing the rounds lol.
True. But I expected him to stay at Real a fdw more years 2-3 maybe and than go to LA Galaxy or NY like many other big stars. Guess he wants to stay in Europe because as you said, in Italy even old guys can play.
He obviously really didn't like the battlefront 2 micro-transactions.
Agree but really who didn't
Only North America doesn't care about soccer but then again only in North America has more than 5-7.prime sports
Untrue...the rest of the world has other sports like that silly ding dong game where they hit a ball with a flat board and run back and forth like turds or that one where they have to catch little gerbil like creatures in the air and lick their heads for some reason. What about that sport where real live grown men ride horses and stick other horses in the butt with a stick. Of course you have that one sport where they run barefoot through glass, ducking from bullets while they make fun of America and its gun violence. I believe they win when they complain so much about being hungry and poor, yet don't learn to grow crops or rise up against their awesome government that takes away basic freedoms because "they have no choice". YaY sports!
"Untrue...the rest of the world has other sports like that silly ding dong game where they hit a ball with a flat board and run back and forth like turds" You have no right to talk about the beautiful game of cricket like that seeing as you know Jack shit about the sport.
I'm not sure who you're referring to but it's easy to say "rise up against your government" when you're sitting comfortably behind your keyboard, you're privileged to be even born in a country that allows you to do that. Others aren't so lucky.
USA only has NBA, NFL and MLB that are relevant.
NHL as well. There are no local teams to get behind with soccer though. Which is probably why you don't see a lot of crazy idiocy like you see when they show fans of individual teams in other parts of the world. But, I'd say that nationally there are probably more fans of soccer than there are for any individual team in any of those sports. And Soccer is one of the most played sports in America. Just Americans don't go apesh*t crazy over the sport on a professional level like you see in some of the world cup games stadiums. If there were a lot of cities with local professional teams, things may be different. But the US is a big country, so when 99% of the country can't even attend local games, what's the point? It's not like most countries in Europe where you can drive to another country in less than an hour, or take the train straight to the stadium. Closest local American football(NFL) team I have to me is 4 hours away, and I live in a capital city of my state. I'm not going to drive that far, much less how far I have to go to see a professional soccer game.
Soccer is pretty big in america. It may not get as much media attention as Football, but it's one of the most played sports in America, and there has been a surge in professional soccer watching in the past decade or so. before that, I'd say that you never really heard anyone talk about it unless you were in those circles, but now it'd be easy enough to find people who are interested. I'd say depending on where you live though, you're unlikely to see many people wearing clothing representing their chosen teams....but that's likely because there isn't any kind of local rivalry like you have with most other sports like football, baseball, or hockey.
Oh noes! Poor EA...! Oh wait. Tons of people despise them. Carry on.
Brett Favre madden 09 this happened. They actually released 2 separate covers, one with him in a Packers jersey and one in a Jets. Pretty cool. That being said, I don't think it will be a huge problem for a multi billion dollar company...
JC Depalow shit a brick too!
Personally I prefer pro evo games over fifa and glad they are sorting the licences out but still some names and team names to sort out but that never really bothered me..
I was about to say the game was already outdated. But it was already outdated before they started making it.
Now Juventus can enter diving competitions if the football is not working for them
They could just change the cover. Also just update the story at the end that Real sell Ronaldo... Problem solved.