EA FC 24 has been reaping more fruits, all thanks to Pes’s wrong directions in development.
After only two days of launch, EA FC 24 has naturally become the best-selling game disc in many regions, including Vietnam, even with sales exceeding the expectations of many shops. The reason for this is extremely simple because currently EA FC 24 is the highest quality football game.
Note: The article is based on references from game stores in the HCM area that specialize in distributing PS5, PS4 and Switch games, so sales at Digital stores will not be included.
If in the past, confronting Fifa (the predecessor of EA FC 24) there would have been versions of Pes (the predecessor of eFootball), but in the past 2 years, Konami has focused on developing mobile games. Plus the re-orientation of the brand makes Pes (eFootball) seem to be in crisis. With eFootball 2022, 2023 and most recently the 2024 update, there is a quality that gamers believe is only worthy of being released on phones and should not be developed into a console game, because They are disappointed with the graphics, gameplay, and even the copyrights in this game. There was a period when gamers witnessed EA gradually losing the copyrights of many big teams, plus the contract with Fifa was almost over, many gamers thought that the golden age of Pes had come. But I didn’t expect Konami to make such underground moves.
And of course when its competitor disappeared, EA quickly took advantage of that time to do more things. One of them is that they took advantage of this opportunity to change the brand name from Fifa 24 to EA FC 24 while also introducing some light upgrades to help players have the opportunity to get acquainted with the new game brand. . It’s true that there are many football enthusiasts in Vietnam who, after a period of waiting without seeing any action from the new game versions of Pes, were forced to switch to EA FC 24. Some are still clinging to eFootball Pes 21 by installing option files so that the game always has the latest updates. But to say it again and again, the lack of a worthy opponent and players now having fewer choices has caused EA FC 24 to have major breakthroughs in sales, even some shops in Vietnam have Two or three batches of game copies arrived. In particular, this year fans on Switch will probably be extremely happy because they will not have to play the Legacy version like previous years, but instead they will have the most complete version of the game (but still have to wait for it to download). 19Gb for extended game modes) the graphics quality may not be as good as other console versions, but anyway, this is much better than previous versions.
Hopefully, after this year’s success, EA will continue to invest more to be able to produce better quality versions so that football fans will not lose the last monument in their hearts.