As 2022 draws to a close, many companies are looking back on the past year, including the gaming giant Electronic Arts. Today, the company released its 2022: Year in Gaming report, which reveals a lot of data points that tell us a lot about the popularity of the company’s titles in the past year.
The company listed their stats, like how Apex Legends and FIFA were their most popular franchises overall, based on the company’s data, which also included the mobile versions. The data also revealed that FIFA 23’s Ted Lasso crossover has proven popular, with 1.5 million matches played as AFC Richmond. For Apex Legends Mobile, the company revealed that players had performed more than 243.2 million revives.
The next game the company talked about was The Sims 4, a huge hit for EA in 2022 despite being released years ago. The statistics showed that the game’s players had logged a combined 1.4 billion hours. Players created more than 436.5 million Sims, while 21.7 million Sims died. The most common cause of death for Sims was old age, followed by anger and then drowning.
Moving on to the sports games-only section, FIFA players have scored 32.6 billion goals in 2022 across all FIFA titles. The most common match in the 2022 Madden NFL series was Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers. As for the F1 series in 2022, Red Bull had the most wins, and the match between Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche was the most popular combination in the NHL series.
Lastly, EA also revealed its player network count, which grew in 2022. Millions of new players have come on board and joined their service. The majority of new players came from the Asia Pacific region (27.2%), followed by Europe (24.9%), South and Latin America (23.5%), and North America (12.8%).