A successful roll-out
EA made a big shift in their yearly soccer games recently, as they dropped the FIFA license and went out on their own with EA SPORTS FC 24. The first entry in this new franchise released roughly a month ago, and the early numbers show that gamers are more than happy to continue following EA’s soccer series, new name or not.
EA CFO Stuart Canfield has said that they expect “modest growth” for EA SPORTS FC year-on-year, following a successful launch for the debut entry. Furthermore, Canfield said that EA Sports FC was a “huge achievement for EA,” with “global football business” exceeding its expectations significantly for the second quarter.
Along with that, net bookings [for the global football business] grew 41% year-over-year, driven by continued momentum of FIFA 23, including triple digit mobile net bookings growth, and strong demand for the release of EA Sports FC 24. Lastly, EA says the EA Sports FC franchise remains on track for a “low single-digit growth” for the year.