Apex Legends is EA Games’ most popular internal IP in 2022
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electronic art released its year-end report, showing the performance of its major titles on PC, console, and mobile. We got a glimpse of how its franchises are performing, including The Sims, FIFA and Battlefield. According to the publisher, Apex Legends is its most popular unlicensed property, likely thanks to a massive e-sports push. EA Games also corrects player injuries from a certain scene in It Takes Two.
Apex Legends’ newfound popularity seems to be at least partly driven by the strong push for e-sports. The game has also gained popularity on live streaming platforms. In addition, the recently launched mobile version is also achieving considerable success, although the given index is “243.2 million Legends revived”.
Outside of Apex, FIFA and The Sims have proven to be some of EA’s biggest successes. The publisher reports players have logged 1.4 billion hours in The Sims 4 and 14 billion games played in FIFA. Battlefield 2042 doesn’t seem to have too much activity, with 117.7 million weekly quests completed. Although its manufacturers claim in a recent interview that they are confident about the future of the game.
At the end of its report, EA also opted to rub salt into a still-healing wound with the stat, “100% of players suffered mental damage after encountering Cute Elephant in It Takes Two.” Given that the game was recently released on Switch, that means EA may have added its new audience to that number as well.
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