How do you get your hands on a copy of FIFA 23?
With FIFA 23 being released worldwide on Friday, September 30, 2022, gamers will be scrambling to secure a version of the final game on the EA/FIFA franchise.
The Sporting News explains everything you need to know about purchasing FIFA 23.
Where can I buy FIFA 23?
How to pre-order FIFA 23 Standard, Ultimate or Legacy editions
FIFA 23 can be pre-ordered through EA Sports directly by clicking the link here – with the link taking you to the EA Sports shop in your region of the world.
The game can also be pre-ordered via video game retailers and some electronics stores, including Epic Games (US), EB Games (AU) and GAME (UK).
How to buy FIFA 23 once the game is released?
FIFA 23 will be able to be purchased at most video game retailers and electronics stores that sell video games.
The game can also be bought via EA Sports shop in either physical or digital form.
What is the cheapest way to buy FIFA 23?
There are two ways consumers can get a 10 per cent discount to purchase FIFA 23.
- If you have a subscription to EA Play, if you purchase the game digitally through EA Sports’ website.
- If you own FIFA 22, open the game and hit the ‘pre-order FIFA 23’ button, where you have to purchase the Ultimate edition to get the discount.
Note: Both discounts are separate and cannot be combined.
FIFA 23 price: How much will the Standard, Ultimate and Legacy editions cost?
The prices for the game based on the console and edition are listed below with costs listed for USA, Australia and UK.
EA Play subscribers can get 10 per cent off these prices if they pre-order.
|PS5 & Xbox X/S||Standard||$69.99||$109.95||£69.99|
|PS5 & Xbox X/S||Ultimate||$99.99||$149.95||£89.99|
|PS4 & Xbox One||Standard||$59.99||$99.95||£59.99|
|PS4 & Xbox One||Ultimate||$99.99||$149.95||£89.99|
FIFA 23 Standard Edition vs. Ultimate Edition
As with previous versions, FIFA 23 will boast three different editions that fans can purchase: the Standard Edition, the Ultimate Edition, and the Legacy Edition.
The Standard Edition will cost $59.99 (£59.99), consistent with most major video game releases.
The Ultimate Edition will cost $99.99 (£89.99), but allows the user to access the game three days earlier on the pre-release date. It also comes with the following:
|Team of the Week 1 Player item (untradeable)||✔️||✔️|
|Kylian Mbappe loan item||✔️||✔️|
|FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick||✔️||✔️|
|Career Mode Homegrown Talent||✔️||✔️|
|FUT ‘Ones to Watch’ Item||—||✔️|
|4,600 FIFA Points||—||✔️|
|FIFA World Cup FUT Hero (on pre-orders)||—||✔️|
|Three Days Early Access (on pre-orders)||—||✔️|
The Legacy Edition will cost $39.99 (£34.99) and is a call-back to previous versions, featuring updated rosters, but “without any new development or significant enhancements,” EA Sports confirmed. This is mainly for the Nintendo Switch, which only comes in Legacy Edition. It will not come with the new HyperMotion 2 technological enhancements or any of the new gameplay modes. Essentially, this is FIFA 22 with a few minor upgrades.
What is EA Sports FC?
The upcoming installment of FIFA 23 will be the last under the partnership between EA Sports and world governing body FIFA.
After the coming release, all future games will cease using the FIFA name or branding, and the World Cup will also cease being a part of the game as an official FIFA event. Instead, the franchise will be rebranded as EA Sports FC.
After months of negotiations regarding an extension of their current partnership, the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on future terms. While the current contract expires after the 2022 World Cup in December, EA Sports and FIFA agreed to extend the current deal through the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July and August 2023.
Following the expiration of the deal, the game will become EA Sports FC. While the name will be different and the aesthetics of the game could change, there is little about the game’s structure or gameplay that will fundamentally change after the separation.
“EA SPORTS FC will allow us to realize this future and much more…but not before we deliver our most expansive game ever with our current naming rights partner, FIFA, for one more year,” said EA Sports in the company’s official statement. “We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before.”