During its monetary name to buyers immediately, Ubisoft revealed registered participant numbers for 3 of its hottest titles. It additionally seems pre-order numbers for Watch Dogs 2 aren’t what the agency was anticipating.
According to the corporate’s figures, The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, and The Crew every have over 10 million registered customers. Total month-to-month energetic customers (MAU) are additionally up 44% year-over-year.
Engagement in The Division can also be up for the reason that launch of replace 1.four, as a lot as 51%.
While that’s excellent news for the agency’s on-line titles, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned pre-order numbers for Watch Dogs 2 had been beneath expectations.
The sport releases in two weeks’ time, and even with lower than stellar pre-order figures, Guillemot isn’t frightened.
Using Far Cry three for example, which additionally had low pre-order numbers in comparison with expectations, Guillemot mentioned throughout the name customers “wanted to see if the game was up to standards,” earlier than buy. He feels this would be the case with Watch Dogs 2.
For the second quarter of fiscal 12 months 2017, the agency reported gross sales of €281.four million, and continued success in its digital technique.
Digital revenues introduced in €202.6 million and made up 72% of the corporate’s whole gross sales. The agency additionally reported a 45.5% enhance in back-catalog gross sales to €256.four million.
“Our glorious efficiency within the second quarter in addition to the sharp enchancment in our profitability throughout the first six months of the fiscal 12 months are proof that we now have gotten each our digital technique and our method to multiplayer video games proper, mentioned Guillemot within the monetary assertion.
“The Crew, The Division and Rainbow Six Siege every have greater than 10 million registered gamers, demonstrating that we’re successfully executing our enterprise growth plan and shifting in direction of an ever-more recurring mannequin. All of our actions and initiatives are aimed toward attaining this goal.”
Ubisoft expects Q3 2017 gross sales to quantity to round €560 million, secure year-on-year.