However, the FIFA 23 Switch release is notably different to the version seen on other systems, with the game receiving a 'Legacy Edition' tagline not seen on the cover for other platforms.
It turns out there's a reason that the Switch version has received a unique title, and it's not exactly great news - read on for a full explanation of the FIFA 23 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch.
What is the FIFA 23 'Legacy Edition' on Nintendo Switch?
Rather than nostalgically referring to classic players or past golden eras of football, the 'Legacy Edition' on Nintendo Switch instead refers to the FIFA 23 gameplay on offer on this platform.
Explaining what this product is, EA Sports has stated: "FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will feature the same Gameplay features and modes from FIFA 22 Legacy Edition without any new development or significant enhancements."
That is to say, FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will include the latest kits, clubs, and squads from the major leagues, as well as the addition of women's club teams, new stadiums, some updated visuals and a fresh broadcast overlay package.
However, it will be missing many of the upgrades found on other platforms such as Hypermotion 2 technology, Power Shots and the World Cup mode.
You're essentially buying the FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch game, which itself was missing many of the new features found on other platforms that year, but with an updated roster. The first 'Legacy' edition to be sold was FIFA 20, so Switch fans haven't seen a major gameplay upgrade since then.
Is it worth buying FIFA 23 on Switch?
Additionally, if you already own FIFA 22 on Nintendo Switch, you'll have to consider if you want to buy a whole new game just to get the current club squads and a sprinkling of other features.
However, if the Nintendo Switch is your only gaming platform and you're looking for some no-frills footballing fun, then there's no harm in purchasing the FIFA 23 Legacy Edition.
Likewise, if you have a footy-loving child that plays exclusively on Switch, this is the best FIFA game that you're likely to get on the platform (especially when you consider that FIFA 23 is the last FIFA game that EA will make).
While you will be missing many of the new bells and whistles found on other systems, you'll still get the core FIFA experience of being able to play footy matches with your friends.
The FIFA 23 Legacy Edition is at least a fair bit cheaper than the other versions, can be played on the go and would make a great gift for a football-obsessed child who likely wouldn't notice slightly improved animations anyway.
More like this
Read more on FIFA:
- FIFA 23 review - EA flounders in extra time
- Best FIFA 23 formation & tactics - top tips from pro coach
- FIFA 23 wonderkids - the best young players
- FIFA 23 cheap players - bargains and free agents
- FIFA 23 strikers - the best ST and CF
- FIFA 23 wingers - best LW, RW, LM and RM
- FIFA 23 goalkeepers - best GK for Career Mode or FUT
- FIFA 23 midfielders - best CDM, CM and CAM
- FIFA 23 defenders - best RB, LB, CD, LWB and RWB
- FIFA 23 fastest players - add some pace to your side
- FIFA 23 cheapest 84, 85 and 86-rated players - boss that SBC
- FIFA 23 FUT Squad Battles rewards - when and how to get them
- FIFA 23 FUT Division Rivals rewards - the key details
- FUT Champs FIFA 23 rewards - all the info you need
- Is FIFA 23 down? How to check EA server status
- FIFA 23 lengthy players - pace meta explained
- Madfut 23 release date - when's it coming?
- FIFA 23 World Cup mode - everything we know
- FIFA 23 Garang Kuol - is he worth buying?
- Is FIFA 23 the last FIFA game? All the details
- FIFA 23 Arsenal ratings - the full squad
- FIFA 23 OTW - Ones to Watch revealed
- FIFA 23 TOTW - latest confirmed cards
- FIFA 23 Griddy - how to do the viral dance celebration
- FIFA 23 crossplay - new feature explained
- FIFA 23 ratings - the best players revealed
- FIFA 23 Ted Lasso - all modes confirmed
- FIFA 23 soundtrack - the songs of the season
- FIFA 23 chemistry - changes explained
- FIFA 23 Man Utd ratings - this year's squad rated
- FIFA 23 price - how much does it cost?
- FIFA 23 web app - what you need to know
- FIFA 23 Heroes and Icons - all FUT World Cup cards
- EA Sports FC - what do we know about the reboot?
- FIFA soundtrack - every song from every game