FIFA 18 fans are entering a period of uncertainty as the year’s biggest market crash begins to take off.
The slump, taking place from now until Black Friday, will see some of the game’s most expensive players fall in value in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Thankfully, one super fan has gathered some key information about just how much value top players will lose – and it makes for shocking reading.
Last year, Lionel Messi dropped from nearly 1,000,000 coins to a low of 667,639 on Xbox One, and 724,132 on PS4.
Sergio Aguero crashed from around 450,000 to 317,069 on Xbox and 335,201 on PS4.
Neymar, meanwhile, had nearly 300,000 wiped off his value in FIFA 17 – with a low of 365,778 on Xbox and 427,889 on PS4.
Amazingly, Cristiano Ronaldo’s price remained pretty much constant – but it still slumped slightly from 1,500,000 to 1,251,664 on Xbox and 1,245,208 on PS4.
To see what other players will lose value, check out the full brilliant list here
Although the crash is not mean to hit until Black Friday (November 25), it seems as though a mini-slump is already taking place.
The dip is happening on the both the Xbox and PS4 markets and is causing quite a stir on the FIFA reddit.
The slump has even prompted FIFA YouTuber MattHDGamer to release a video about how to capitalise on the fluctuating prices..
Prices will continue to fall until Black Friday – where they will reach their lowest point.
A ‘crash after the crash’, lasting approximately three days, will follow shortly afterwards before prices begin to stabilise.
So, why does a FIFA Market Crash Occur?
Simply put, it’s when supply outweighs demand.
So, demand remains constant but suddenly there is an influx of new players in market.
New inform releases and promotions encourage gamers to buy more packs, flooding the market with players – causing prices to drop across the board.
EA does its best to keep the market stable by managing the release of the new informs and offers.
What’s the best way to prepare?
If you’re reading this and it’s the first you’ve heard about this crash, don’t worry – there’s still time.
Build up coins by playing progressive tournaments, taking part in SBCs and playing in the FUT Champions Weekend League for win rewards.
Take your time and use Futbin to monitor the market and find the perfect time to sell.
Also, to stock up on free coins, check out this incredible Ultimate Team exploit.
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