DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the sports video game FIFA 18, developed and published in 2017 by EA Sports, is one of the best selling video games in the world in 2017? In a report by Statista, EA's prized gem sold 10.01 million copies for the PlayStation 4 platform alone. It was only defeated by the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto V (PS4), the Pokemon Sun/Moon, and Call of Duty World War II. Despite the commercial success, its nature as a sports video games did not impress game reviewer that much, hence it was only ranked 30th on Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017 list, though it did win the 2017 Game Critics Awards Best Sports Game of 2017 and the Sports Game of the Year award at the 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.
The sports' fame in Europe was reflected by the number of sales it had on the continent, as 75% (7.69 million) of the copies sold of the game was bought in Europe. The game did well in North America, but the NA gaming community are more into basketball, American football, and baseball. Also, PS4 remains to be the most favored platform, since 7.48million out of the total sales were bought for the Sony console.