Appears in two weeks FIFA 22 for the PlayStation 5. But the obligatory FIFA bundle for PS5 is nowhere to be seen.
After moving Horizon 2: Forbidden West Sony Interactive is missing a PS5 blockbuster for the Christmas season for the coming year. Even more: In the entire second half of 2021 there is a notable gap in new products in the Sony range, because all of the in-house top titles will not be available on the market until February 2022 at the earliest.
This means that candidates for the mandatory PlayStation 5 bundles, consisting of a console plus game, are no longer applicable for the time being. Such bundles are usually placed in time for the start of sales of blockbusters. Only official PS5 package so far: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The action adventure from Sony studio Insomniac Games has been on sale since June 11, 2021 and is now considered the most successful PS5 game of the season.
And how likely is an official one FIFA 22-Hardbundle, i.e. console plus game packaged ready-made in a specially designed box?
After all, there has been since FIFA 18 A separate PlayStation bundle year after year – Microsoft Xbox was previously the official console partner of FIFA-Manufacturer Electronic Arts. That FIFA 21-PlayStation 4 package was released on October 9, 2020, the official announcement was made on September 10, 2020, almost exactly one month in advance.
So far there is an official PS4 and / or PS5 bundle on the occasion of FIFA 22 neither announced nor confirmed. The soccer game will be released on October 1st, i.e. in just under two weeks – for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PC and Switch. The predecessor FIFA 21 has sold more than 2 million times in Germany alone.
The resourceful retailers themselves include a so-called soft bundle FIFA 22 be tied up, that is considered to be the case: The PS5 game will be included in the delivery of the console. Such station wagons have recently been available in countless variants, for example together with Ghost of Tsushima or Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The imagination of the electronics store chains is almost limitless at this point.
So far only one thing is certain: Electronic Arts and Sony Interactive are once again working very closely together on the marketing side. PSG title star Kylian Mbappé is already promoting in magazines and online banners „FIFA 22 powered by PS5″.
So far there is no official Sony announcement with a view to a possible one FIFA 22-PlayStation-5-Bundle. The continuing shortage of availability of the PS5 should also contribute to this: The Sony console is still offered online in tightly limited time slots and offline via a waiting list, some of which extend into November.
The first PS5 special models including special paintwork are not likely until 2022 – hottest contenders: Horizon: Forbidden West (February), Gran Turismo 7 (March) or God of War (later). There were limited editions of this kind on the previous PlayStation 4 model, among other things Uncharted 4, Death Stranding, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Gran Turismo Sport, The Last of Us 2 and many other top games.
We asked Sony Interactive for a comment – the article will then be amended accordingly.