EA Sports FC 24 is the first game in the sports series that doesn’t use the FIFA brand. Here is how its launch numbers compare to the previous title.

EA Sports FC 24 vs. FIFA 23: comparing two games in terms of launch revenue, MAU, and player share

EA Sports FC 24

  • Newzoo compared the launches of EA Sports FC 24 and FIFA 23 in a new blog post. Analysts looked at data from October 2023 and October 2022 to see how the two games performed in their first month.
  • During their launch month, EA Sports FC 24 and FIFA 23 ranked 2nd in revenue in the US and UK on PC and console. Both games were also the top-grossing titles in the sports genre.
  • Only 12.9% of EA Sports FC 24 players purchased the Ultimate Edition. For comparison, the share of such users was higher for FIFA 23 at 21.3%.
  • EA Sports FC 24 performed better in terms of player engagement. It ranked 23rd in monthly active users (MAU) on PC, and 5th on console — compared to FIFA 23’s 38th and 7th places respectively.
  • The UK was the top market by MAU for both games, followed by the US (EA Sports FC 24) and Germany (FIFA 23).
  • Interstingly, both titles ranked 2nd in MAU in the sports genre on PC and console during their first month, behind Rocket League.

  • According to Newzoo, 8.8% of all gamers* played EA Sports FC 24 in October 2023 (*data is based on an aggregate of 37 key markets, excluding China and India), with an average playtime of 38.1 hours.
  • In October 2022, FIFA 23 was played by 6.7% of all gamers, with an average monthly playtime of 36 hours.
  • The vast majority of EA Sports FC 24’s player base (74%) also spent money on FIFA 23. And 56.2% made in-app purchases in Fortnite. The same is true for FIFA 23 — 70.6% of its player base spent money on FIFA 22, and 54% on Fortnite.
  • 58.1% of EA Sports FC 24 users stopped playing Counter-Strike 2/CS:GO last month in favor of EA’s new game, followed by FIFA 23 (48.1%) and Fortnite (32.5%).
  • 54.2% of FIFA 23 users stopped playing FIFA 22 in October 2022, and 48.3% and 33.1% ditched CS:GO and Fortnite respectively.

Released on September 29, EA Sports FC 24 received generally favorable reviews from critics, with an average score of 76 on Metacritic. The game currently has a “Mixed” rating on Steam, with 56% of more than 18k user reviews being positive. According to SteamDB, it also peaked at over 82k concurrent players.

EA Sports FC 24 had the second-biggest boxed launch of 2023 in the UK, behind only The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, its first-week physical sales were down 30% compared to FIFA 23.

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