FIFA 21 Sold More Digital Units Than Physical in the UK for the First Time

FIFA 21 Sold More Digital Units Than Physical in the UK for the First Time - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 784 Views

Digital launch sales for FIFA 21 in the UK set a franchise record, with a nearly one-third jump compared to FIFA 20, according to figures from GSD and reported by GamesIndustry.

The increased digital sales nearly makes up the difference in the 42 percent decline in physical sales, which was reported by GfK. It is possible people are waiting to play the game on the next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5. 

This is the very first time digital sales for a FIFA game have sold more than the physical versions.

FIFA 21 Sold More Digital Units Than Physical in the UK for the First Time

FIFA 21 launched October 9 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Origin. The game will also be getting a release on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

KratosLives (2 days ago)

The world is getting lazy, soon no one will be leaving their houses.


Signalstar (4 days ago)

The transition to digital is inevitable.


Chicho (4 days ago)

The digital future is fast approaching. Next year the digital to physical ratio should be even higher. 42 percent decline in physical sales is what many here would call "falling of a cliff"