Xbox One helps boost Ubisoft’s revenue as Watch Dogs becomes a huge success
Today, Ubisoft Entertainment, a French multinational video game developer and publisher, has released its sales figures for the fiscal quarter that ended in June. It was a successful quarter for the company, higher than the target of approximately €310 million.
Ubisoft’s latest title Watch Dogs was a huge success, breaking company’s sales records. Over 8 million units were sold and most of them were purchased for the Xbox One, including other consoles.
“The success of Watch Dogs and the quality of our games portfolio presented at this year’s E3 highlight our strategic positioning as well as our continuous drive for innovation, and affirm our long-term approach. Watch Dogs is now well positioned as a major franchise and we will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years.” said CEO Yves Guillemot. “Its sales performance testifies to Ubisoft’s expertise as a creator of blockbuster brands. That expertise enables us to stand out from our competitors at the beginning of each console cycle and therefore to reach a new dimension.”
The company is projecting next quarter sales to be about €85 million, which is 61% less compared to the second quarter of 2013-14.Further reading: Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, Xbox One