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FIFA is a big deal in the UK, and the launch of FIFA 21 has done big business in the UK–with some caveats. FIFA 21 is the biggest physical game launch in the UK this year, but sales are down compared to FIFA 20, and the Switch version has sold poorly.

Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that sales on FIFA 21’s boxed copies are down 42% on boxed sales of FIFA 20. There’s a few potential reasons for that–the looming next generation of systems (which will bring new versions of FIFA 21), the growth of the digital market, and the COVID-19 pandemic making players less likely to travel to a store to buy the game all factors in.

It’s unknown how well the game has sold digitally, but this is still a big launch, overtaking the launch sales of The Last of Us Part II and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (both of

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FIFA 21 lands on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9, but if you’re keen to get in on the action a week early you can, for a price.

EA Sports confirmed in its announcement of the FIFA World Celebration that the early-access period for FIFA 21 starts today, October 1, for players with EA Play. This is a 10-hour early access trial that includes pre-launch challenges and rewards. Hopefully that will be enough to keep early birds entertained until the rest of us can hop in.

That is, if you are able to access EA Play at all. EA is aware that users are encountering issues accessing the app. Given FIFA’s popularity, this could possibly come down to overload, but it will likely iron out any issues shortly. You can use a workaround to still access the game by downloading the trial, as well.

Beginning in November, EA

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