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The Mind-Blowing Amount Of Money FIFA Made For EA During UK’s 66-Day Lockdown

The Mind-Blowing Amount Of Money FIFA Made For EA During UK’s 66-Day Lockdown

EA Sports' widely-popular FIFA franchise has made the company a staggering £186m over the course of the UK lockdown so far, according to reports.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown measures back on 23rd March as the UK tackled the coronavirus pandemic.

And now SlottyVegas has crunched the numbers to discover exactly how much EA Sports' fan-favourite franchise has generated in that time.

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SlottyVegas used data from quarterly business reports, SuperData and other sources as part of its study.

EA Sports' FIFA produced an incredible £2.8m per day through physical purchases and online transactions, according to the research findings.

And the popular football franchise has made a staggering £186,215,940 over the course of the UK's current lockdown period.

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Credit: PA
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As SlottyVegas pointed out, the money made from FIFA almost rivals the £200m Paris Saint-Germain splashed out on Neymar in 2017.

Despite the impressive numbers posted from FIFA, the football series fell well short of catching up to Epic Games' popular Fortnite title.

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According to the study, the free-to-play battle royale title generated around £3.9m per day.

A spokesperson for the study said: "Under lockdown measures, gamers around the world have had more time to play the games they love.

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"Analysing the most recently published earnings reports shows just how much revenue these companies are making and we were blown away by the figures!"

Credit: YouTube/EA Sports
Credit: YouTube/EA Sports
Credit: YouTube/EA Sports
Credit: YouTube/EA Sports

EA's net revenue from Ultimate Team was recently revealed online and it showed the astonishing amount of money the mode has brought in every year since 2015.

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Ultimate Team has continued to remain one of the most popular modes for FIFA players, which allows them to spend real-life cash on packs.

But the microtransactions in the series have been heavily criticised and EA Sports has been hit with a lawsuit over Ultimate Team being classed as gambling.

FIFA 20, the latest entry in the series, was released last year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/EA Sports

Topics: FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, gaming news, FIFA 20, FUT, EA, Electronic Arts, EA Sports, Ultimate Team

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Adnan Riaz

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