FIFA 20 PS4, Xbox One & Switch bundle buyer’s guide
The new football season is upon us, and that can mean only one thing; a new version of EA Sports’ beloved FIFA franchise is on the way. FIFA 20 will launch on the 27th of September, and we’ll be working tirelessly until then to bring you all the latest news about FIFA 20 bundles as we get it. We’ll be listing all the best deals from all the UK’s biggest retailers.
Ready to pre-order FIFA 20 by itself? Here’s the cheapest prices we’ve found for the game by itself on the PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One:
PS4 FIFA 20 bundle buyer’s guide
We’re almost positive that Sony’s PlayStation 4 will continue to get ‘hard’ bundles with FIFA 20. What this means is rather than retailers creating bundles themselves by packaging consoles and games together, the PS4 will be available in a special FIFA 20 bundle, featuring the FIFA artwork on the console box itself, likely a digital copy of the game as well as some bonuses such as some free in-game currency.
Based on the last two years, it’s a fair assumption that we’ll see several FIFA bundles for the PS4. The console comes in two main forms now – the budget-friendly Slim and the more powerful Pro – and both will get at least one bundle.
Then there’s the question of additional controllers, which Sony have started to include with increasing regularity thanks to their popularity. We can also expect to see the Slim bundles span both the 500GB and 1TB hard drive capacities that are the standard on the console. One of the FIFA 19 bundles we got last year also featured the Champions Edition of the game, so we could see some variants including FIFA 20’s equivalent.
All of this choice is fantastic if you’re planning on picking up a console to play FIFA 20 on, but be warned: based on past years, Sony will not be producing these bundles in equal quantities. The bundle with a Slim 500GB console and a single controller and the bundle with a Pro and a single console will be easy to come by, but if you’re desperate for a bundle with a Slim 1TB console or with an extra controller, you’ll want to act fast.
Could we see a specially-designed console? It would be the first time we’ve seen one for FIFA on the PS4, and Sony in general seem more reluctant to create special editions. However, we’d never say never, and with the PS5 on the horizon, Sony may be tempted to put some extra glitz on these bundles to help tempt people to buy!
Nintendo Switch FIFA 20 bundle buyer’s guide
While they don’t have all the functionality of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, the last two FIFA titles have nonetheless proved a hit on Nintendo Switch. The ability to take the world’s premier football sim out and about with you and play on the go in handheld mode makes it a huge draw.
This year, we’ll have a bigger range of Switch FIFA bundles than we’ve ever had before, thanks to the launch of two new versions of the Switch console.
Firstly, the classic Switch is getting an upgrade, with improved battery life the key piece of information. These new consoles will be differentiated from the original versions of the Switch by their box, and are expected to arrive in the UK in September. Details can be found here.
What does this mean for FIFA bundles on the Switch? Well, for starters, many retailers may well have a lot of stock of the classic, lower battery life consoles that they’re looking to get rid of, so it could see some very enticing price drops. Secondly, by the time FIFA 20 releases at the end of September, we should have started to see stock of the updated Switch appearing, so you’ll be getting extra battery life in which to take your team to glory for the same console RRP!
That’s not all, though. Nintendo have also announced an entirely new version of the Switch, the Switch Lite. Completely handheld, the big selling point of the Switch Lite is its price, a huge £80 less (RRP) than the current model. If current trends are anything to go by, don’t be surprised if you’re able to pick up a Switch Lite FIFA 20 bundle for around the £220 mark (if not a bit less) at Black Friday, which would be a real bargain.
Xbox One FIFA 20 bundle buyer’s guide
Last but not least, it’s the Xbox One. While no ‘official’ bundles will come directly from Microsoft themselves, retailers will definitely be pairing both the One S and One X consoles with one of the must-have games of the year.
The One S bundles are likely to be the most cost-effective way of getting the full FIFA 20 experience, particularly over Black Friday. Like the PS4, the Xbox One is coming towards the end of its life, and we’ve already seen the price of the S dip below £170 at times. A deal around that price with the console and FIFA 20 isn’t out of the question if you’re willing to wait for a month or two after the 27th of September release date.
The One X has been receiving some intriguing price drops too, and it’s hard to say quite how cheap the console could be on Black Friday with its replacement already on the horizon. However, it remains for the time being the most powerful games console ever, and there’s no better console on which to fully immerse yourself in EA’s football sim.
Finally, a quick word of warning on Xbox One FIFA 20 bundles. We’ve recently spotted some retailers bundling physical copies of games with the latest version of the Xbox, the One S All-Digital Edition. The problem here is that, as the name suggests, the S All-Digital can only play downloaded games – it has no disc drive, making physical games completely redundant.
In cases such as these, we’ve aimed not to list the bundles on Console Deals, due to them being listed by retailers by accident. We don’t feel these bundles are in any way deliberate, but we still want to protect our users. You won’t see any such FIFA 20 bundles on Console Deals when the game launches, but it’s just something to bear in mind if you’re planning on picking up a bundle directly from a retailer.