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Ubisoft reveals huge sales growth on PC in 2017/18 financials

PC revenue is growing faster than consoles

Ubisoft reveals huge sales growth on PC in 2017/18 financials

Ubisoft reveals huge sales growth on PC in 2017/18 financials

The 2017/18 fiscal year has been kind to Ubisoft, revealing "higher than expected" performance with annual sales of €1,731.9 million, an 18.6% improvement over their 2016/17 sales.  

In the year, Far Cry 5 proves to be Ubisoft second biggest release to date, earning $310 million within its first week of sale while games like Assassin's Creed Origins and Rainbow Six Seige continues to be successful. 

Digital revenue is up 37.8% this year, representing 58.0% of total sales, a value of €1,004.7 million. This growth is driven by a 66.2% boost in mobile revenue and increased "Player Recurring Investment" (PRI), earnings from microtransactions, DLC, and other recurring payments. PRI revenue has risen by 58.7%, making up 27.9% of total sales, earning Ubisoft €826 million. 

Today, PC is Ubisoft 3rd largest platform by sales revenue, accounting for 21% of sales, an increase from the platform's 17% of sales last year. This boost makes PC almost as big as Xbox One, which now accounts for 23% of game sales, though PS4 remains dominant with 43% of sales revenue. This gain is even more significant if you consider the release of Nintendo's Switch console, which accounted for 5% of Ubisoft's revenue. More platforms were competing for a slice of the pie and PC still managed to increase its revenue share.    

  

Ubisoft reveals huge sales growth on PC in 2017/18 financials

 

The 2017/18 has been good for Ubisoft, with releases like Assassin's Creed Origins and Far Cry 5 acting as turning points for their respective series', with recent iterations like Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Far Cry Primal proving both divisive and unpopular amongst fans of both series.   

If this data is anything to go by, Ubisoft will continue to push for Player Recurring Revenue, which is currently acting as a major growth vector for the company, though their increasing PC revenue will hopefully help them to develop more high-quality PC releases like Far Cry 5. 

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18-05-2018, 07:23:53

AlienALX
The three I have played have been decent. Division is a bit meh, but the Tom Clancy game and FC5 are ace. Wildlands? I think that's it. I also like Uplay and I am a big fan of the coins earning you discounts. Very cool.Quote

19-05-2018, 04:50:39

Korreborg
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
The three I have played have been decent. Division is a bit meh, but the Tom Clancy game and FC5 are ace. Wildlands? I think that's it. I also like Uplay and I am a big fan of the coins earning you discounts. Very cool.
I actually liked Division better than Wildlands Quote

19-05-2018, 06:58:46

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Korreborg View Post
I actually liked Division better than Wildlands
Too linear for me. I like the atmosphere in it though. But free roam in co op is just hilarious.Quote

21-05-2018, 16:36:00

TheF34RChannel
The division: (spent 1300 hrs in it): what a broken mess it's always been and still is. Massive is the worst and oblivious and clueless, and their chance at 2 leaves me with little hope. Kinda wonder why I have spent so much time in it ha ha.

Wildlands: liked it a lot, mostly because of the many weapons. Campaign was fun too, especially in co-op!

Watch Dogs 2: looked great, nice campaign, but aw man that unsolvable stuttering I found game breaking. Bring on 3 though!

FC 5: loved it although very repetitive and once finished an empty world remains.

AC origins: absolutely brilliant! Graphics, story etc. Get me the Greek or roman one.

Hoping for a new splinter cell!! And I wish they'd make a dedicated open world modern era sniper game since there aren't any (good ones).Quote

21-05-2018, 17:05:08

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by TheF34RChannel View Post
The division: (spent 1300 hrs in it): what a broken mess it's always been and still is. Massive is the worst and oblivious and clueless, and their chance at 2 leaves me with little hope. Kinda wonder why I have spent so much time in it ha ha.

Wildlands: liked it a lot, mostly because of the many weapons. Campaign was fun too, especially in co-op!

Watch Dogs 2: looked great, nice campaign, but aw man that unsolvable stuttering I found game breaking. Bring on 3 though!

FC 5: loved it although very repetitive and once finished an empty world remains.

AC origins: absolutely brilliant! Graphics, story etc. Get me the Greek or roman one.

Hoping for a new splinter cell!! And I wish they'd make a dedicated open world modern era sniper game since there aren't any (good ones).
Are you referring to ”Assassin’s Creed” here?...Quote
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