14.5m people played EA Sports FC its first month

14.5m people played EA Sports FC its first month

More than 14.5 million people played football title EA Sports FC 24 in its first four weeks on sale.

That's according to the company's financials for the three months ending September 30th, in which the firm said that the game had over 14.5 million "active accounts" in the month following its release. By comparison, 10.3 million people played EA Sports FC's predecessor, FIFA 23, in its first week on sale.

EA reports $1.82 billion in net bookings for the period, a four per cent increase year-on-year, while live service and bookings saw a one per cent rise, hitting $1.129 billion.

“We delivered a strong Q2 and successfully launched EA Sports FC, transforming one of the largest franchises in the world into a powerful, interactive platform for the future of football fandom,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said.

“Looking ahead, our incredible teams will continue to innovate and expand across our world-class IP, building experiences that entertain our massive online communities, celebrate fandom, and increase connection for our growing global player base.”

The company's CFO Stuart Canfield added: “EA Sports strength, driven by new releases and ongoing live services, delivered Q2 results ahead of expectations,” said , CFO of EA. “We remain focused on delivering for our growing player communities and building upon the momentum across our portfolio, while prioritizing investments that execute against our largest opportunities to drive long term growth.”

EA Sports FC 24's launch comes in the wake of Electronic Arts falling out with FIFA.

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