With the PS4 having a much larger install base than the Switch, you’d any given game to sell better on Sony’s platform. Even so, there have been a few cases where the Switch has gained the upper hand in multiplatform sales, and now there’s yet another one to add to the list.
According to sales numbers collected by Japanese publication Dengeki Online, EA’s FIFA 18 on Switch outsold the PS4 version by 1.5 times. The breakdown is that lifetime sales for the Switch version are currently at 117,669 copies, while the PS4 version is sitting at 77,892 copies. This shows that the game’s install base on Switch is larger by 39,777 copies.
This case is particularly interesting not just because the PS4’s install base is larger, but also because the PS4 version of FIFA 18 has more features than the Switch counterpart. Despite it being simpler, it looks like Japanese players prefer the Switch version of the game, more than likely due to it having the ability to be taken on the go.
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