FIFA 23 Currently available for pre-order worldwide, it’s meant to be a full-priced retail version, but in a certain market at one particular store, customers can get a good deal.
Last month, anyone browsing the Epic Games Store in India would have seen that while the standard edition of FIFA 23 costs $3,499 (US$44), the Ultimate Edition – which should have been 4 – is listed. $799 ($60) instead at $4.80.
This is not a sale price, which is wrong, as the store clearly put the decimal point in the wrong place. $4.80 works to be six centsAs news spread about the savings, users flocked to the store and bought the game. And not just the Indian players; As soon as the news came out, fans were sharing via social media ways for players outside the region to set their accounts on the Indian Epic Games Store so they could access the bug as well.
Now, this sort of thing isn’t exactly uncommon in online shopping realms, but stores often cancel orders when the discrepancy is significant, so I don’t think a lot of people were really expecting to get the more expensive version of FIFA 23 for six cents.
But they have! Across computer gamesThis week, EA Sports released a statement that said:
A few weeks ago, we scored a very impressive goal when we inadvertently offered to pre-purchase FIFA 23 from the Epic Games Store at the wrong price. It was our fault, and we wanted to let you know that we will honor all prior purchases made at this price.
That’s fine for anyone who’s managed to score savings, but let’s be real: EA isn’t missing out on much here. While FIFA It has always been and still is a full-priced sports game that features single-player modes, in recent years, the franchise’s Ultimate Team multiplayer mode has been making the company billionsso I’m sure the calculations for “money lost on initial six cent sales” versus “money made long-term with Ultimate Team” still work for the company.
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