Ubisoft has revealed how a lot cash it made up to now three months–and it is loads.
Ubisoft had a contented vacation, because the writer reported a brand new file for income within the vacation interval going again to the corporate’s founding 34 years in the past. For the October-December interval, Ubisoft pulled in €1 billion in income, which was up sharply from the €455.5 million that Ubisoft recorded throughout the identical interval final 12 months.
Digital gross sales for the quarter reached €588.4 million, in comparison with €351 million throughout the identical interval final 12 months. Income from microtransactions/reside companies, which Ubisoft calls participant recurring funding (PRI) amounted to €218.2 million for the interval, posting a big year-over-year achieve. Complete back-catalog income was €306.1 million, up from €252.2 million throughout the identical quarter final 12 months.
Ubisoft boasted that it was the second-largest writer on the earth when it comes to whole models offered on the brand new consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X. Ubisoft identified that Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Canine: Legion, and Immortals: Fenyx Rising all ranked within the prime 7 of the best-sellers on the brand new consoles.
Trying outdoors of the PS5 and Xbox Collection X, Ubisoft additionally famous that it was the main writer when it comes to unit gross sales for all platforms in 2020.
Outdoors of the arduous numbers, Ubisoft stated it had a “file quantity” of distinctive gamers throughout all of its video games through the quarter, whereas Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hit a brand new file for franchise income. Valhalla additionally set new information for largest launch ever for the Murderer’s Creed franchise and new excessive marks for digital gross sales and microtransactions. Just Dance 2021 was additionally a shiny spot, with income rising “sharply” in comparison with the earlier 12 months’s recreation. Again-catalog recreation gross sales had been described as being “robust,” with Brawlhalla, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and Anno 1800 singled out for his or her efficiency.
The Simply Dance sequence was a specific shiny spot for back-catalog gross sales, posting a 200% surge. Moreover, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed Origins noticed a “steep rise” in participant engagement through the vacation.
Rainbow Six Siege continued to be a hit story for Ubisoft, reaching 70 million registered gamers in its lifetime.
When it comes to gross sales by platform, Sony’s PlayStation was the largest, taking over 37% of whole gross sales for Ubisoft video games through the quarter. Xbox (23%), PC (21%), Nintendo Change (13%), and Cell (5%) rounded out the opposite prime teams by platform.
Ubisoft will maintain an earnings name to debate these outcomes and reply questions from analysts shortly, so preserve checking again with GameSpot for extra.