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FIFA Points Explained

by Craig ColeSeptember 26, 2012

FIFA 13 Early Release players may have already noticed FIFA Points in the top right hand corner of their Ultimate Team menus.

So what are FIFA Points and how do we use them?

FIFA Points

FIFA Points image by www.fifauteam.com.

What Are FIFA Points?

PC players will be familiar with FIFA Points but they’re a new concept to console players.

In FIFA 13, FIFA Points (as well as coins) can be used to buy Ultimate Team packs.

You’ll now buy FIFA Points in the Ultimate Team store on your console with your PSN Wallet or Microsoft Points.

Why Have EA Moved To FIFA Points

EA gave us three reasons why they made the jump to FIFA Points on XBox 360 and PS3.

They Make IT Easier For Us To Buy Packs

Because FIFA Points are actually in Ultimate Team you’ll be able to buy packs using them without being sent off through numerous Xbox Live Marketplace and PSN menu windows every time.

You Can Use Them On The Ultimate Team Web App

This reason makes FIFA Points worthwhile on it’s own for me.

FIFA Points make it possible to buy packs on the Ultimate Team Web App using Microsoft Points or your PSN Wallet.

You’ll still have to buy the FIFA Points on your console first but once you have they’ll be available to use each time you crank up the web app.

They’ll also be available to be used on the iPhone app too. (And the Android app eventually).

Bulk FIFA Point Discounts

A great move for those of us that would be spend the money anyway. Get more packs for your money when you buy more FIFA points.

FIFA Points are a smart move on EA’s behalf because it locks in more of our cash to Ultimate Team in advance. Money that we can’t be tempted to spend elsewhere.

To reward us for committing more of our cash, they’re offering discounts on FIFA Points bulk purchases.

How Much Do FIFA Points Cost

FIFA Points Without Season Ticket

FIFA Points Without Season Ticket

FIFA Points Without Season Ticket

FIFA Points Without Season Ticket

 

Please note that these screenshots have been provided to us by external sources and prices have yet to be verified.

FIFA Points are unavailable to purchase until FIFA 13’s released around the word on Friday.

Do you think FIFA Points are a good idea?

Craig Cole
Founder of UltimateFIFA.com, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • Bryan Stirling
    September 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Why cant you buy fifa points on the EA FUT Web App? Is it only an in game option?

  • Leon Marcos
    September 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Im having the same problem, why isnt it working on the web app?

  • September 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    why isnt the ultimate team working ??

  • Todd
    September 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    It makes a lot of sense. Micro transactions like these are becoming a huge thing in games nowadays. It gives players who don’t have a ton of time to devote to getting coins an alternative option. Having in game for console use makes it easier which means more people will be likely to use it.
    From a business standpoint it makes a lot of sense.

  • 000000blue
    September 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    My grandson bought Microsoft points to the value of £25.50 then exchanged them for FIFA points which he didn’t receive. Seems to be a recurring problem so I would advise people not to buy!

  • Abdul
    September 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Just paid for fifa points but no idea where they are. Cant see them in game or via the web app. It icks me out of fut if i try to purchase any more. Whats the deal?

  • Ian
    October 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I bought 2 x packs of the £11.99 ones saturday and both times it completed purchase but both times no fifa points appeared.. Been on the live chat for 45 minutes now with someone from EA only to be told someone will get back to me in 10 – 12 days by email because there are so many cases to investigate…. Bit of a joke this

  • Millsey
    October 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Haven’t been able to buy Fifa points via Microsoft points since day release! Everytime I try, the game crashes and I have dashboard and re-load game! Reported to EA but all I get is “they are investigating”, they really have dropped the ball this year!! Anyone else having this issue?

  • craig
    October 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    i just bought some fifa points and was playing fifa then my ps3 froze so i turned it off, when i turned it back on a message appeared saying that a problem had occured and a message was sent off to say there was a problem, so i went back on to fifa and i swear nearly all my fifa points had gone…. i just want to confirm that it did take my points… could anyone tell me how many fifa points you get for 25 pounds on ps3??

  • Darbeci
    October 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I have a problem when i buy fifa point there stands if you buy 1050 fifa points you will gett 50 Fifa points free but i have never had them
    Why?

    • Alex Hines
      October 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      the 50 are including in th 1050 so instead of getting 1000 which is what the points would be worth, you get 1050

  • Piu
    October 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    how i can buy fifa points in fifa 13?

  • Michael evans
    October 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve recently purchased points and is showing at the top right of screen but is not giving me the option of spending to points, just saying need more coin. Can anyone shine some light on this please

  • Michael Evans
    October 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

    It shows that I got the points on the top right of the screen but I’m not able to buy any gold packs, it’s saying I haven’t got enough coins but I want to spend the points anyway. Any idea why I can’t spend the points? Thanks pal

  • John Foster
    October 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Should I buy the fifa points? considering there are many complaints about not getting the points?

  • Raymond holmes
    October 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Don’t buy them at mo it’s a joke

  • Carlos
    November 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    El día de ayer compre 100 FIFA points a 80 Microsoft points 4 veces.
    En total me debieron haber abonado 400 FIFA points y sólo me abonaron 100.
    Faltan 300 FIFA points.
    Y si me cobraron 4 veces 80 Microsoft points. Total 320

  • The O
    December 19, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I have to spend REAL money to get points? NOOOOO. I already? bought the game with real money, what the hell more do they want?

  • toetoe1
    January 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    The pictures are the same

  • arthurgaloucura
    January 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

    nao consigo cadastrar nenhum cartão de credito será pq ??sempre aparece a mensagem verifique os dados do seu cartão e tenho certeza que esta certo…

  • arthurgaloucura
    January 30, 2013 at 2:34 am

    nao Consigo cadastrar nenhum Cartão de Crédito Sera pq? Semper Aparece uma MENSAGEM verifique os Dados do Seu Cartão e tenho Certeza Que ESTA Certo …

  • Mike
    February 10, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I bought fifa13 points for 29.99 and I got 4600, but I didn’t receive the bonus points !!
    How can I get the bonus ?

  • TarekAbouhala
    February 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I DID NOT GET MY FIFA POINTS FROM A PURCHASE ON PS3 AND I SPENT 50$ FOR NOTHING.. I ENTERED THE PSN CODE AND EVERYTHING WAS GOOD AND THEN I BOUGHT THE FIFA POINTS (49.99$) AND IT WAS LOADING AND THEN IT TOOK AT LEST 30 MIN SO I QUIT THE GAME BUT WHEN I GOT BACK.. 0 FIFA POINTS AND 0.1$ LEFT.. PLZ HELP ITS REAL MONEY

  • Abdelrahman Mahmoud
    March 31, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I can’t buy fifa points usd what should I do? please somebody help me!

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