Aspiring players can rise through the ranks during the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series for a chance to take on and become the best in their region.
Players may enter the FGS on either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but which is better? Let's look at the facts and find out.
Regions on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
Players from one of seven regions will be able to qualify for the regional playoffs. Here's the breakdown:
- Europe: PS4 and Xbox One
- North America: PS4 and Xbox One
- South America: PS4 and Xbox One
- East Asia: PS4
- West Asia: PS4
- Oceania: PS4
- South Africa: PS4
Verdict: PS4 wins this round with more places to play.
Number of Qualifiers on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
The main way to get a spot in the regional playoffs is to participate in the qualifiers, which award Global Series Points based on performance.
- Europe, North America, and South America feature 5 qualifiers each for both consoles.
- East Asia, West Asia, Oceania, and South Africa will all have 3 qualifiers a piece exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Verdict: PS4 wins this round with more qualifiers than Xbox One.
Reserved Seats For Domestic Leagues on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
The link to traditional football leagues all over the world and the ability to represent your favorite team is one of the most compelling parts of the competition. Here are the approximate number of seats reserved for domestic leagues in each region by console. The final number will be confirmed in January 2021.
- Europe, PlayStation 4 - 22 Players
- Europe, Xbox One - 22 Players
- North America, PlayStation 4 - 6 Players
- North America, Xbox One - 3 Players
- South America, PlayStation 4 - 12 Players
- South America, Xbox One - 3 Players
- West Asia & South Africa, PlayStation 4 - 5 Players
- East Asia, PlayStation 4 - 4 Players
- Oceania, PlayStation 4 - 3 Players
Verdict: PS4 takes this one easily simply because it has more exclusive regions and spots.
Number of players in the Regional Playoffs on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
Here's the breakdown for the number of players by region on both systems:
- Europe, PlayStation 4 - 64 Players
- Europe, Xbox One - 64 Players
- North America, PlayStation 4 - 16 Players
- North America, Xbox One - 16 Players
- South America, PlayStation 4 - 32 Players
- South America, Xbox One - 16 Players
- West Asia & South Africa, PlayStation 4 - 16 Players
- East Asia, PlayStation 4 - 8 Players
- Oceania, PlayStation 4 - 8 Players
Verdict: PlayStation takes it with double the number of players in South America than Xbox in addition to their exclusive regions.
Regional Playoff Prizes on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
EA will award $3 million in prizes throughout the Qualifiers, Regional Playoffs, the eChampions League, and CONMEBOL eLibertadores.
- For the regional playoffs, the Europe region for both PS4 and Xbox One have a $400,000 prize pool. First place on both systems take $100,000.
- In the North America region, there are 16 players on both systems competing for a $100,000 prize pool. The winner nets $40,000.
- In the region of South America, 32 players will compete for a $200,000 prize pool and a $75,000 first-place prize on PS4. Xbox One will have 16 players, a $100,000 pool, and a $40,000 grand prize.
- West Asia and South Africa, exclusive to the PS4, will host 16 players vying for $100,000 in prizes and a $40,000 prize for the champion.
- East Asia and Oceania, the second and third PlayStation exclusive regions, both feature 8 player brackets for a $20,000 slice of the $50,000 prize pool.
Verdict: With more money in South America and prizes for exclusive regions, PS4 comes out ahead in this round.
Online Qualifying Prize Pool for PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
In the Europe region for the online qualifiers, PS4 has prizing per event set at $65,000 for a total prize pool of $325,000. The Xbox One event is lower, at $50,000 and $250,000, respectively.
In North America, the prizing per event is equal across both consoles at $15,000 with a total prize pool of $75,000.
South America has a larger disparity. The PS4 has a $35,000 prizing per event, and a $175,000 total prize pool. Meanwhile, the Xbox One has $15,000 prizing per event and a $75,000 prize pool. Here are the prizes for the PS4 exclusive regions:
- West Asia: $20,000 prizing per event and $60,000 total prize pool.
- East Asia: $15,000 prizing per event and $45,000 total prize pool.
- Oceania: $7,500 prizing per event and $22,500 total prize pool.
- South Africa: $7,500 prizing per event and $22,500 total prize pool.
Verdict: PS4 comes out on top thanks to exclusivity and higher prize pools.
Conclusion: FGS on PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One
PlayStation wins by almost every metric. It has more regions, players, regional playoff seats, and prizes.
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