Team of the Season is in full swing in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, with a host of players opening packs in order to obtain some of those sweet blue cards.
Around this time of year, the amount of packs opened goes through the roof, and it looks as if EA has recognised this and acted accordingly.
FIFA Points are vital to opening packs without in-game coins, and the price has just increased.
Check below for all the latest price changes in the world of FIFA Points.
FIFA Points Price Increase
Research done by the online gaming website casino.org has found that EA has made a 14.5% increase to the price of FIFA Points, with this news already starting to attract some attention on social media.
For example, the price of 100 FIFA Points has gone from 0.79p to 0.99p, a 25% overall increase.
Full details of the changes can be found in the table below:
|Points||Old Price||New Price||% Increase|
This change is set to make a big difference to EA's bottom line, with more money shooting into the developer's pockets.
This increase in price is no surprise given general price rises, as well as the upcoming release of EA Sports FC 24.
There had been some rumours that FIFA Points could be scrapped after their gambling nature came under fire.
However, this recent report would indicate that they are going nowhere. If anything, they're becoming more prevalent.
This increase in the price of FIFA Points, you would think, would come with a strong backlash.
However, a subsequent survey also done by casino.org has shown that a whopping 67% of people said that this increase would not bother them and that they will still be purchasing FIFA Points.
Overall, following EA reporting £4.9 Billion in overall revenue this year, this increase in the price of FIFA Points could see them add another 700 Million to their bottom line.
This increase, you would hope, will go on to improve subsequent releases, with EA Sports FC 24 set to arrive and usher in a new era in 2023.
What are FIFA Points?
FIFA Points are a virtual currency that can be used in FIFA 23 to open packs in Ultimate Team.
The points are purchased using actual money and provide access to things like premium packs and draft entries.
FIFA Points have been around for some time and their inclusion has often cited criticism due to gambling undertones.
With packs being a major part of FIFA 23, and all other FIFA titles, FIFA Points are a major source of revenue for EA.
FIFA Points can be purchased both online and in-game.
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