Physical boxed sales for FIFA 18’s Nintendo Switch release increased by 494% in the United Kingdom last week.
In a week’s time, FIFA 18 will be breaking 100,000 copies sold on Nintendo Switch in Japan.
If you tried telling someone 2 years ago that FIFA 18 would sell more copies on a Nintendo platform than on PS4 in Japan, everyone will probably think you are either insane or totally stupid.
A FIFA game selling more on Nintendo hardware than Sony may soon become reality in Japan.
EA may have not have received the best PR this year especially in recent months, but at least they brought FIFA 18 to the Switch (albeit a scaled down version).
It’s been four years since an iteration of FIFA has graced a Nintendo console. The 2014 version of EA Sports’ popular soccer franchise hit the Wii on September 13, 2013, skipping the Wii U entirely. Right out of the gate, the big question is whether FIFA 18 on the Switch marks a successful return for EA Sports to Nintendo platforms? And honestly, the answer is a little complicated.
When launched, FIFA 18 players on the Nintendo Switch got quite a rude shock when they realised that they could not play with friends online. While it may not necessarily be EA’s fault as the Nintendo’s Online system is barebones in nature, lacking even a console-wide friend invite system or party system. Though it is still possible to implement, like that of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, many did not have such implementation.
For a change, today we have some good news to report on for the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 in Japan.
Some people have always believed that as the Nintendo Switch is a portable console, it doesn’t really fare well in the graphics department, to the point whereby it may be worse than a PS3 or Xbox 360.