Off the back of decreased profits and revenues for the last fiscal year, Electronic Arts has secured the rights to the FIFA Soccer
series for another 10 years.
is one of EA's best-selling franchises -- the latest release, FIFA 13
, sold 14.5 million units
during the 2013 fiscal year, up 30 percent compared to FIFA 12
Not only that, but the FIFA
series sees strong digital sales too. Total digital revenue for FIFA
products during the last fiscal year reached $350 million, with $200 million coming from FIFA 13
So it's no surprise that EA Sports has made sure to be granted an extension on its existing licensing agreement from the International Federation of Association Football, allowing the company to release FIFA
-branded games up until December 31, 2022.
series has been running for 20 years now, with more than 65 million matches played each week by consumers. FIFA 14
is currently in development.