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FIFA 21 UK Digital Sales Were Biggest In Franchise History

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FIFA 21 was lately reported to have witnessed slumping physical sales for its opening week within the United Kingdom. That droop now not issues following affirmation of its digital gross sales.

According to a brand new report by Games Industry earlier immediately, digital gross sales of FIFA 21 are the largest within the historical past of the favored franchise with downloads reaching 31 % over FIFA 20 from final yr. This marks the primary time {that a} FIFA sport has seen extra digital gross sales than bodily gross sales, not less than within the United Kingdom.

The elevated digital gross sales can safely be attributed to the oncoming next-generation consoles as customers are holding off till the launch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. (*21*) Arts can be upgrading all digital copies on current-generation to their next-generation counterparts at no cost. It is sensible that customers serious about buying both a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X are choosing a digital copy over a bodily one so as to play FIFA 21 on next-generation {hardware} from day one or when the sport is made out there.

FIFA 21 therefore turns into one other reminder that digital purchases have seen a big push in 2020. The proportion of digital gross sales over bodily was already on the rise however as a consequence of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns, customers worldwide ended up selecting bodily alone. That solely helped push the format additional.

Elsewhere, FIFA 21 continues to be closely criticised for being almost the identical sport as FIFA 20. Changes carried out between each installments are little and so far as followers are involved, the brand new installment could as effectively be a re-release. It will get worse for the Nintendo Switch model as a result of that sport is precisely the identical as FIFA 20. (*21*) Arts has formally confirmed FIFA 21 Legacy Edition to characteristic “the identical gameplay innovation from FIFA 20 with none new improvement or vital enhancements.”

FIFA 21 is now out there on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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