Ubisoft revealed its newest earnings in the present day, reporting internet bookings of $450.67 million for its fourth quarter ending on March 31. That is down 38.3% from the identical interval final 12 months, thanks largely to a scarcity of any main releases from Ubisoft previously a number of months. But the writer nonetheless discovered one thing to brag about.

The firm revealed that 11 of its video games have offered greater than 10 million copies within the present console cycle.

The record contains:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 5
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Watch Dogs
  • Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft touts this success as PlayStation four and Xbox One start to wind down, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X set to return out later this 12 months. Ubisoft desires to reminds traders of its success on these consoles, which it hopes will carry over to the brand new technology.

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Slow 12 months forward of the subsequent technology

The record reveals the significance of Ubisoft’s main franchises. Four of these video games are from the Tom Clancy model, and three are from Assassin’s Creed. Far Cry and Watch Dogs each have two titles represented. We already know {that a} new Assassin’s Creed, Valhalla, is coming this fall and can launch on the methods. These franchises will proceed to be a giant a part of the next-gen equation, however they couldn’t assist Ubisoft utterly stave off a sluggish fiscal 12 months.

“As expected, our financial results for the full year finished well below our initial expectations,” Frédérick Duguet, Ubisoft chief monetary officer, notes within the monetary report. Ubisoft had internet bookings of about $1.7 billion for its 2019-2020 fiscal 12 months. That quantity reached $2.2 billion the earlier 12 months.

Although Ubisoft had a scarcity of sturdy releases throughout the previous a number of months, largely as a result of the writer delayed a lot of its upcoming video games after the weak debut of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, these again catalog titles did give the corporate some reduction, particularly as players search for one thing to play throughout the pandemic.

“However, it is important to note our strong fourth quarter performance,” Duguet continues. “Starting mid-March, the lockdown led to a sharp increase in player engagement worldwide, but even at the beginning of the fourth quarter our operating trends already were higher than expected thanks to our teams’ remarkable execution.”