Ubisoft introduced its Q1 outcomes for fiscal yr 2018, and as soon as once more, Tom Clancy titles The Division, Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Wildlands did the enterprise together with again catalog gross sales.
The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, Ghost Recon Wildlands and different titles proceed to do nicely for Ubisoft, as per the Q1 FY18 report, sustaining excessive participant numbers off the again of the agency’s This autumn FY14 report.
For year-end and the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2017, on-line Month Active Users (MAUs) elevated 27%, and the aforementioned Tom Clancy video games had 44 million unique registered players, a rise of 150% over 18 months.
While we’ll have to attend for at the moment’s name to buyers to finish earlier than gleaning any juicy particulars, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot famous within the launch digital gross sales from the agency’s present choices and again catalog helped push gross sales up by 45% (to €202.1 million). This was regardless of not having any main or new releases throughout Q1 for the fiscal yr ending in 2018.
Digital income was up 55% to €162.four million, up 80.four% in comparison with 75.three% year-over-year (yoy). Back-catalog gross sales got here to €190.four million, making up 94.three% of complete gross sales in comparison with 91.1% yoy.
The complete Ubisoft portfolio contributed to efficiency, in accordance with the outcomes.
Breaking down cash spent on Ubisoft video games by area, prospects in Europe contributed 32%, North America 50% and the remainder of the world made up 18% of gross sales for the quarter.
More titles from the agency have been bought on PlayStation four than every other providing, with the latter making up 44% of gross sales. Xbox One gross sales have been 22%, PC adopted intently with 21%, “others” 11%, and last-gen programs contributed to 2% of gross sales.
We count on the agency will focus on some Assassin’s Creed: Origins information alongside with Far Cry 5 information throughout the name. Since South Park: The Fracture But Whole and The Crew 2 are coming later this yr, it’s potential we’ll hear them talked about in passing. Same with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
It’s uncertain the corporate will focus on the triple-A title it has in development for fiscal yr 2019, which begins in July 2018, however you by no means know: it could possibly be alluded to and even teased a bit.
Check again on this put up for updates afterward.