Parents find out their kids spent over $680 purchasing content in FIFA 19 on Switch in just 3 weeks

Quite ethical and quite fun

Those damn surprise mechanics!

A Mom and Dad in the UK were shocked to see that they had a nearly £550 bill from Nintendo Europe after just three weeks, and they couldn't understand why. What on earth could have caused such an astronomical charge in such a short amount of time? Turns out the kids were to blame, as was their interest in FIFA 19's microtransactions.

The pair's children had gone nuts purchasing packs from FIFA 19, which cost about £8 a pop. The kids just keep spending and spending to get players, which lead to the £550 bill. The best part of it all is that the kids never got Lionel Messi, the player they were hoping to get above all others.

At least the story has a happy ending for the parents. Nintendo has refunded all the charges, and all purchased packs have been removed from the game. The parents also admit that they didn't go through the steps of setting up a unique pin to block charges without confirmation from one of them. A lesson learned the hard way...at least, for a little while.

EA once again accidentally advertises content in FIFA 19 on Switch that isn't available on the platform

Better luck next year

How does this happen a second time?! EA made this same mistake with the first FIFA game on Switch, and now they've done it again with FIFA 19. EA somehow advertised Ultimate Team content in the Switch version of FIFA 19, and that content is not going to be available on the platform. EA has since removed the offending ad, but the fact that this mistake happened a second time is pretty mind-boggling.

EA releasing "EA BEST HITS FIFA 19" for Switch in Japan

EA really wows with their Switch support

EA has revealed another Switch release...and it's a lower-priced version of a game they've already put out. EA will be releasing their EA BEST HITS FIFA 19 title in Japan on June 6th, 2019. This is exactly the same as the original release of FIFA 19, but it comes with new cover art and a lower price of ¥3,024.

FIFA 18/19 combine to bring in over 45 million unique players during the last fiscal year

Gamers lover Soccer

During EA's full-year fiscal briefing, the company talked a bit about FIFA 18 and 19. Check out the latest stats on those games below.

- FIFA 18/19 drew 45 million unique players on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One during fiscal year 2019
- FIFA Ultimate Team matches increased 15% year-over-year
- FIFA 19 was the best-selling console game in Europe in 2018

Emiliano Sala removed from FIFA 19 following his tragic passing

Soccer star Emiliano Sala will be removed from FIFA following his tragic passing. Sala passed away earlier this year in a plane crash. Making the situation even sadder, Sala was taking that flight in order to sign a deal with the Premier League team Cardiff City. You can see what EA had to say on the matter below.

It is with great sorrow that we learn the disappearance of Emiliano Sala. To respectfully honor his story, we will implement the following changes:

Sala will be removed from the FC Nantes team in FIFA.

Sala's FUT cards will no longer be available in the packages.

The price of Sala cards on FUT will remain permanently at the current price.

"We again are sending our serious sincerest sympathies to his family, to Cardiff City to Nantes and to all his fans.

EA changes up FIFA 19's cover

EA has removed Cristiano Ronaldo from the cover of FIFA 19, and replaced him with the trifecta of Neymar Jr, Kevin De Bruyne, and Paulo Dybala. It was not explained as to why Ronaldo was removed from the cover, but it's likely tied to recent sexual assault allegations.

FIFA 19 is the best-selling game of 2018 in Europe

Wondering what the biggest-selling game was in Europe for all of 2018? EA has let the news out during their Q3 financial report. According to their data, FIFA 19 sold more than any other game that launched last year. It's not all that surprising, considering just how huge the sport is in Europe.

EA responds to FIFA 19 Futmas debacle, says the advertising wasn't intended

As goes the story with EA and Nintendo fans, we have another example of too little, too late. A few days back, we posted about EA's in-game promotion for FIFA 19 that advertised 'Futmas' content that doesn't appear in the Switch version. Fans were left confused as to how this advertisement was shown in the Switch version when EA never intended to release the content. Even Nintendo themselves promoted the campaign on Twitter, as they clearly believed the content to be included in the game. EA has finally responded to the issue, and gave a very straightforward and lackluster response.

"It looks as though the messaging that was showing on your [Switch] console wasn't intended. We're now working to have it removed (if it wasn't already). There won't be Advent Player SBCs on Nintendo Switch. I know this isn't the news you wanted but wanted to let you know as soon as possible."

Why it took EA so long to simply state that it was a mistake is beyond me. It's almost like Nintendo fans are an afterthought...

FIFA 19 - Atlético de Madrid Player Tournament, ft. Costa, Rodri, Lemar, Hernández

Atlético de Madrid take on some FIFA 19 on Nintendo Switch as Diego Costa, Rodri, Thomas Lemar, and Lucas Hernández compete for the win.

EA and Nintendo promoting an event for FIFA 19 that's not included in the Switch version

EA and Nintendo want you to know that it's FUTmas time in FIFA 19! Time to get in on some exclusive content and rewards! Too bad the Switch version of FIFA 19 doesn't offer this content.
I don't know how this happened, but both EA and Nintendo are promoting FUTmas content in FIFA 19 on Switch, yet that content isn't available on Switch. In particular, Square Building Challenges aren't included, and Futmas cards aren't a part of FIFA 19 Switch at all. As of right now, Nintendo still has a tweet up promoting the non-existent content, and EA hasn't replied to complaints.


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