FIFA 18 was released just before last weekend, and a lot of people were online playing at the same time on that same weekend.
In a trend that we hope continues, EA has revealed peak concurrent numbers for FIFA 18 across all platforms. Over the weekend, the game had over 1.6 million players online simultaneously.
The publisher revealed the impressive figure on Twitter recently:
— Electronic Arts (@EA) October 3, 2017
This is a great start to a game everyone knows is popular. Sales numbers for FIFA may have always been impressive, but concurrent player numbers paint a better picture of the player base. An active player base is an engaged one, which is a metric all publishers are chasing now more than ever.
At launch, Activision announced that Destiny 2 had 1.2 million concurrent players on its opening weekend. It’s not surprising that FIFA is more popular, though.
If you’ve recently picked up FIFA 18, why not take a look at a few of our guide pages. You’ll find helpful stuff like this one about the best teams and formations, or this article that’ll help you understand what Chemistry is, and how it works. We also have a simple FIFA Ultimate Team guide for those who have yet to jump into this massive mode.