In a new report just released, EA has reported that net reserves for fiscal year 2021 reached the $ 6.190 billion, a 15% increase over last year and 600 million more above expectations. As regards the net cash obtained by the operating activities of the company, this was 371 million dollars. Apart from economic figures, the company released more important data.
To this day, FIFA 21 has amassed up to 25 million players on PC and consoles. Of all of them, 16% more play Ultimate Team with 180% more matches in this mode. On the other hand, The Sims 4 adds its sixth consecutive year of growth bordering on the 36 million players.
Our teams have done an incredible job over the last year to provide incredible experiences during a very challenging time for everyone around the world. With great commitment across our entire portfolio, we achieved a record year for Electronic Arts, declared Andrew Wilson, CEO of the company. We are now accelerating into Fiscal Year 22, driven by the expansion of our highly successful franchises to more platforms and geographies, a wide range of new content and recent acquisitions that will be catalysts for further growth.
One more time Apex Legends is positioned as one of the financial strongholds for EA. The director of operations and finance, Blake Jorgensen, mentioned in his report to the battle royale and highlighted the importance of the new and expected installment of Battlefield that will be released at the end of the year.
EA delivered a strong quarter, driven by live services and the extraordinary performance of Apex Legends. Apex grew steadily over the last year, driven by the gaming team and the content they are delivering. Looking ahead, the momentum from our existing live services provides a solid foundation for fiscal year 22. Combined with a new Battlefield and our recent acquisitions, we expect net bookings to grow.
Above all this, today we knew that Battlefield 6 will also come to PS4 and Xbox One, confirmed by Andrew Wilson himself. In relation to the growth of players in EA games, a few weeks ago we learned that Apex Legends had already reached 100 million players.