Ubisoft published a fresh report, which told about the best quarter in its history — moreover, the company became the leader in game sales among third-party publishers. The firm‘s net revenue from early October to the end of December, when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising and Watch Dogs: Legion came out, topped one billion euros for the first time. Annual revenue growth grew 57% and microtransaction revenue increased 33%.
All three fall novelties ended up in the top 7 best-selling games for the PS5 and Xbox Series, and Immortals also feels great on the Nintendo Switch. December was the biggest month for the company, and the monthly number of active users was 40m.
Assassin‘s Creed Valhalla has the best start in the history of the series and the second result on next-generation consoles (presumably in the first place Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War). The number of daily players is about double what it was at the launch of “Odyssey”.
Rainbow Six Siege’s audience now exceeds 70 million people – for the year it increased by 15 million. The game has a stable monthly player base, and the negative from the cancellation of esports events compensated for the release on new consoles, battle passes and constant updates.
PlayStation remains the leader in terms of sales for Ubisoft, and PC share for the year decreased to 21% Just Dance 2021 also shows excellent results — largely thanks to Nintendo Switch and promotion with TikTok. The fresh release became the best-selling in the last 6 years.
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