PC surpasses Xbox One in Ubisoft’s record Q1 financials
PCÂ surpasses Xbox One in Ubisoft’s record Q1 financials
Yves Guillemot, the co-founder of the company, stated that Ubisoft had “a record first quarter, which exceeded our expectations”, with the continued success of their back catalogue acting as a significant growth driver for the company. Ubisoft has proven that games can create enormous profits for the company years after release.Â
Another thing to note in Ubisoft’s financials is that PC has surpassed Xbox One to become Ubisoft’s second most popular gaming platform. In fact, both PS4 and Xbox One account for a lower percentage of Ubisoft’s sales this quarter, leaving PC and Nintendo Switch as the only platforms to increase their market share within Ubisoft’s financials.
Ubisoft’s record financials show that the publisher’s games are selling well on all platforms, so Sony/Microsoft’s percentage decreases are not indicative of a reduction in sales on either platform, though the continued growth of PC and Switch will likely cause force the publisher to focus further on these platforms moving forward.Â Â Â
In recent years, Ubisoft has worked hard to create better PC versions of their games, with The Division, For Honor, Far Cry 5 and Rainbow Six Siege proving to be extremely popular on both Steam and UPlay. Let’s hope that Ubisoft can continue to create solid PC releases moving forward and steer clear from problematic ports like Assassin’s Creed Origins, which released with plenty of performance issues on PC.Â
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