Every hour, 542,000 player transfers are happening in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), which is 42x the number of actual transfers that were handled by the FIFA governing body in all of 2013.
Today is the five year anniversary of FUT, the most popular mode in FIFA.
In FUT, fans acquire players to create unique teams to match their style of football. Fans can buy and sell players in the Transfer Market using virtual FUT Coins and customise their squad, tactics and formation the way they want to play.
When FUT was first introduced in FIFA 09, it started with just over 1 million players. Today, over 21 million FIFA fans have experienced the mode. It created a model that has since been adapted across all EA SPORTS titles.
Some more highlights below include:
• A staggering 64% of all FIFA players play FUT
• There have already been 1.46 billion transfers listed in FUT in FIFA 14 since Sept 2013
• There are as much as 13 million player transfers in a day in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - approx. 542,000 transfers an hour
• There have been 725 million matches played in FUT within FIFA 14 Ultimate Team so far
• FIFA 13 Ultimate Team had over 11.2 million players and FIFA 14 Ultimate Team is currently on course to surpass it
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