French publisher Ubisoft had a record breaking quarter at the tail end of 2020, their latest earnings report reveals. The company made just over €1 billion, approximately $1.2 billion dollars, in the last three months of 2020. Ubisoft’s fantastic holiday season marked the release of two AAA next-gen games, with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla dominating Ubisoft sales.
Ubisoft books record breaking holiday earnings
The last quarter of 2020 proved to be a perfect storm for Ubisoft. With the release of the next generation of consoles, Ubisoft made sure they could supply games for those platforms. In particular, Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla were insanely popular.
Valhalla (check our review here) turned in a record amount of cash for the franchise, Ubisoft announced. Exactly how much, isn’t clear however. It’s also one of the most sold next-gen games out there. Additionally, the latest Watch Dogs and Immortals Fenyx Rising also made their way into the top selling games for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
PlayStation loves Ubisoft
Another interesting piece of information disclosed in the sales figures is the breakdown of Ubisoft’s record breaking earnings. The majority of income was derived from the PlayStation 4 and 5 user base (37%), followed by de Xbox One and Series X (23%). PC users came in third with 21% of the Ubisoft earnings made through said platform.
The Nintendo Switch and Mobile platforms were clearly the lowest priority for Ubisoft. With a respective income of 13% and 5%, it’s clear the video game company focused on the classic three platforms.
It’ll be interesting to see if Ubisoft can continue their record breaking streak in the upcoming quarters of 2021. Contrary to most years, the company only has three triple-A titles in the pipeline: Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, and Skull & Bones