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EA boasts 10m FIFA 20 players two weeks after launch

EA boasts 10m FIFA 20 players two weeks after launch

Publishing giant Electronic Arts has revealed that the latest entry in its blockbuster football franchise - actual football, not yankball - has attracted more than 10 million players in just over two weeks.

In a post on its website, EA revealed the FIFA 20 milestone with users able to collect some in-game currency for its new Volta Football feature. This follows the game's official launch a fortnight ago on September 27th, though the title was available via the EA Access subscription service from September 24th.

Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that FIFA 20 has been bought 10m times, though we wouldn't be surprised to see EA's football title being well on its way to that sales milestone.

It's also hard to know how this 10m player milestone compares to previous years given that this is the first instance for some time of EA revealing how many users the game has. The company revealed that 2017's FIFA 18 (keep up) had sold more than 24m copies by September 2018.

It's possible that EA is releasing this figure to show that the FIFA series is still a bestseller despite gradually declining physical sales over the years. It's also some much-needed good news after it was revealed that the sign-up page for the FIFA 20 Global Series competition was revealing other players' personal information when users were registering. This issue affected around 1,600 people. 


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