At present Ubisoft held its quarterly earnings name and total, issues look fairly nice for the corporate financially. The writer reviews that 2018 was its strongest 12 months ever, supported by its service video games in addition to principally robust launch gross sales. Total, Ubisoft introduced in over 2.27 billion dollars, a 17% improve over the earlier 12 months.
An enormous bulletin within the report was Rainbow Six Siege (proven) bringing in over a billion dollars for the corporate since its launch again in 2015. Not dangerous for a recreation that many doubted because of its tough launch. Far Cry 5 can be the biggest-selling recreation for Ubisoft’s present generational titles. The writer additionally made positive to name out its engagement numbers, pointing to Siege’s viewers of 45 million gamers, a 40% improve since final 12 months.
Nonetheless, on the much less rosy aspect of issues, Ubisoft reviews that the console model of The Division 2 did not meet the corporate’s preliminary gross sales expectations (although the PC model is performing properly). Given Ubisoft’s funding in service buildings for its recreation, it will be attention-grabbing to see how microtransactions have an effect on The Division 2’s profitability within the 12 months to return.
Whereas The Division 2’s lackluster efficiency may stand out amidst all the opposite success tales on this earnings report, it is price holding in thoughts that Ubisoft, like no different writer on the market, performs the lengthy recreation, providing steady assist for titles like For Honor and Siege to court docket communities and maintain gamers invested within the video games. So far as The Division 2 goes, this looks like it may very a lot be a “misplaced the battle however will win the battle” scenario.