PlayStation 4 Dominates Ubisoft Game Sales, but Xbox One Stays Strong
Ubisoft’s release of their financial results has been interesting and very revealing. One thing that they show was that PlayStation 4 dominates the sales of their games.
While this won’t be such a surprise to many, especially with the success of the console, it is interesting to see just how strong sales are. DualShockers reveal some interesting figures, including the breakdown you can see below that show just how PlayStation 4 dominates at this time:
Looking at the breadown of sales per platform you can see that people buying Ubisoft games on PlayStation 4 are at 41%, with a 7% rise from last 2014/2015’s 34%. This isn’t all bad news for Xbox One though as they have also seen a rise from 23% to 27%. This is a good sign for the success of Microsoft’s console.
Other highlights revealed from the results were:
- A slower launch than expected for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, in an exceptionally fierce competitive environment. The game’s quality was lauded by the franchise’s fans, however, and the Group was particularly pleased with the marked rise in players’ engagement compared with the prior title.
- Record player engagement levels for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, with first-person shooter fans especially appreciating the quality of the multiplayer mode.
- The increasing weighting of digital within Ubisoft’s overall sales, with this segment’s revenues amounting to €207.7 million for the first nine months of 2015-16 and representing 27.0% of the total, versus 21.2% for the same period of 2014-15.
- A 42.6% jump in back-catalog sales to €280.8 million for the first nine months of 2015-16.
Interesting to note from these highlights is the slow launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This may show some reason for the Assassin’s Creed announcement from earlier.
What are your thoughts on the way PlayStation 4 dominates sales for Ubisoft? In your experience is it the better console for their games? Let us know in the comments section below.