FIFA 23 is accidentally sold for six cents, EA honors the mistake

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FIFA 23 It’s currently available for pre-order worldwide and is meant to be a full-price retail version, but in a given market at a given store, customers could get a hell of a bargain.

Last month, anyone browsing the Epic Games Store in India would have seen that while the standard edition of FIFA 23 cost £3,499 ($44), the Ultimate Edition – which should have cost £4,799 ($60) – was instead at 4, £80 was listed.

The bug was first discovered in late July

The bug was first discovered in late July
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That’s not a retail price, that’s an error where the store clearly put the comma in the wrong place. ₹4.80 works six cents, and as news of the savings spread, users flocked to the store and bought the game. And not just Indian players; As soon as the news broke, fans took to social media to share ways with players outside of the region to set their accounts to India’s Epic Games Store so they too could embark on the bug.

Well, this kind of thing isn’t exactly uncommon in the realm of online shopping, but often stores will cancel orders when the discrepancy is that big, so I don’t think too many people would have expected to actually get the more expensive version of FIFA 23 for six cents.

But you have! Above PC gamerEA Sports issued a statement this week stating:

A few weeks ago we scored quite a spectacular own goal when we accidentally mispriced FIFA 23 in pre-order on the Epic Games Store. It was our fault and we wanted you to know that we will honor all pre-purchases at this price.

That’s nice for anyone who managed to make the savings, but let’s be honest: EA isn’t really missing out on much here. While FIFA was and still is a full price sports game with single player modes. In recent years, the franchise’s Ultimate Team multiplayer mode has shaped the company billionso I’m confident that the “money lost on initial six cent sales” versus “money made from Ultimate Team over the long term” still worked out in the company’s favor. FIFA 23 is accidentally sold for six cents, EA honors the mistake

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