It looks like Ultimate Team game modes continue to bring in huge amounts of money. According to its recent financial reports, EA reported a record number for the year 2020.
Across all sports franchise titles, including FIFA and Madden, EA generated a total of $ 1.49 billion through the Ultimate Team platform, which is an increase of $ 120 million over total revenue. from last year of $ 1.37 billion.
Daniel Ahmad, who is a senior analyst at Niko Partners, posted the figures on Twitter earlier.
This is the third consecutive fiscal year that EA has raised more than $ 1 billion in revenue from UT, and it looks like the game mode will only grow in the years to come as platforms like FIFA continue to gain popularity.
To put that in perspective, for fiscal 2020, EA’s revenue topped $ 5.5 billion, with $ 2.7 billion generated by gamers spending money on in-game content or services. live.
Here is EA’s net revenue from Ultimate Team game modes in 2015:
- 2015: $ 587 million
- 2016: $ 660 million
- 2017: $ 775 million
- 2018: $ 1.18 billion
- 2019: $ 1.37 billion
- 2020: $ 1.49 billion
With the ongoing pandemic having a monumental impact on sport in general, there were concerns that the current situation would have a ripple effect on FIFA’s upcoming exit.
But EA has reassured fans and investors that they are set to release their next installment in the fall, with all indications pointing to a September 25, 2020 release date.
EA Sports CEO Andrew Wilson and others have finally shed some light on the current situation.
“We have a long history of creating spectacular sports content that does not directly depend or depend on the real world of sport,” he said.
“We know today that people get involved in sport because it is what they love to do.” CFO Blake Jorgensen added.
“If you’re a sports fan it doesn’t stop, and so the only way for them to get their athletic engagement is through our games, and that’s a huge advantage for us.”
It looks like FIFA 21 will release normally, even though the football schedule is on the line.
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