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FIFA 23 player count hits record high in first week of release

EA has just announced that it's celebrating a record-breaking launch with a FIFA 23 player count of well over 10 million players for the game's first week

FIFA 23 player count first week: an image of Haaland in-game

While you’re learning to dominate corner kicks with this broken FIFA 23 tactic, it looks like EA is dominating the football game market yet again with its latest release. The developer has just announced that the FIFA 23 player count topped 10 million during the game’s first week of release. This, according to this EA press release, is the biggest launch period in the series’ history.

EA’s general manager Nick Wlodyka has said that “the response from [FIFA] fans has been nothing short of incredible”, and that he is “thrilled that [the FIFA community] is playing with their favourite players and teams across FIFA 23 in record numbers”.

Adding to this, he hinted briefly at some of the content players can expect to arrive in the future, too. “With both the Men’s and Women’s World Cups, and exciting updates to our women’s club football content in game still yet to come, we’re just getting started on providing players with the most authentic and immersive experience yet”.

We know the FIFA 23 meta has quickly become all about Lengthy players, and there was a bit of commotion when EA released a cheap FUT Heroes pack for around an hour last week, but this FIFA has been one of the best we’ve seen for some time now – just take a look at our FIFA 23 review if you want to know why.

So, we’re certainly glad that this is being reflected in the player numbers. And, we can imagine this is a welcome sign for EA as they start preparing for a football game without FIFA.

When you consider the fact that FIFA 23 FUT Heroes promotion has roped in Marvel Comics as a collaborator, and we already have Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond content in Ultimate Team – and the team itself in the Rest of the World category – it’s clear that things are only going to get better for FIFA 23 and the franchise as a whole moving forward. So, whether you’re looking for the best FIFA 23 centre backs or the best FIFA 23 strikers, just know that there’s quite a few cool things coming in the future.