The sixteenth installment of the popular FIFA video games series was released in September 2015 by EA Sports. It is the first FIFA game ever to feature female players which went on to become its USP. The inclusion of female players was widely accepted by both fans and critics.
FIFA 16 ended the previous year in the second position in UK sales chart just behind Call of Duty: Black Ops III in the top position. Star Wars: Battlefront grabbed the third position followed by GTA 5 and Fallout 4 in the fourth and fifth positions respectively. Assassins Creed: Syndicate slipped to the ninth position and Battlefield 4once again featured among the top 10 games, grabbing the tenth position.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, WWE 2K16 and Just Cause 3 were placed on the sixth, seventh and eighth positions respectively.
Microsoft is currently offering the game at 50 percent discount on the Xbox One. The game is available for digital download for a price of $30 as opposed to its original price of $59.99. Xbox Live Gold users can get the game at an even lesser price of $24.99.
FIFA 16 is currently up for grabs at these discounted rates at the Xbox Live Marketplace. Every fan who makes a purchase of FIFA 16 from the Xbox Live Marketplace will be given a digital copy of Plant vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for free.
FIFA 16 ended 2015 with a bang as it became the bestselling game on Amazon.co.uk. it was reported in a renowned website that the game also became the 10th bestselling FIFA game of the whole FIFA video games series.
FIFA 16 was followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront in the second, third and fourth positions respectively. More than 1 million physical units of these three games each were sold in UK last year. However, no specific details on the sales figures of FIFA 16 for the previous year is available as of yet.
The recording of sales data took place within the time period of January 1 to December 13, 2015. The bestselling game on Amazon UK for the Christmas week however was Fallout 4 which edged past Black Ops III and Star Wars: Battlefront in the second and third positions. The sales data for the Christmas week was recorded between November 1 to December 13, 2015.
Many fans were irked with the exclusion of Brad Smith from the Liverpool FC squad in FIFA 16. The Australian player was included in FIFA 15 and his absence from FIFA 16 came as a surprise to a number of fans. The reason behind this exclusion could be the fact that at one point of time he was almost on the verge of leaving Liverpool. However, he was resigned by the club after the arrival of Jurgen Klopp.
The young player has been quite impressive on the field lately and thus fans are of the opinion that he should be immediately incorporated into FIFA 16. His addition could come in the form of a normal player for the Liverpool squad or he could also be included as a silver card meant for the silver tournaments.
The Football Association (FA) has recently announced a FA Cup, FIFA 16 tournament to be held in the famous Wembley Stadium. Fans from all over the globe will converge at the stadium to be a part of the competition which is being held by FA to mirror the actual FA Cup competition.