Ubisoft released its report for first-quarter 2019-20 financial sales today and, perhaps not too surprisingly for the gaming giant, reported that the company’s performance is “higher-than-expected.”
In fact, according to the report, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the gaming industry’s “biggest hit since the beginning of the year.”
However, it should be noted that there’s a little disclaimer attached to this statement. The disclaimer states the following:
In units. Between January and June 2019, for consoles and PC. Scope: Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Japan. Sources: NPD, GSD, GfK, Famitsu, Ubisoft estimates
This is an improvement on Ubisoft’s previous financial report, where The Division 2 did help boost Ubisoft’s fourth quarter, but not as much as they expected.
However, it’s not just The Division 2 carrying the company. Rainbow Six Siege has been revealed to be one of the industry’s top-ten best-selling titles over the last five years.
That’s not all! Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has shown a “very sharp increase in daily engagement, PRI, and sell-through” compared to Origins during the first quarter.
Also, Ghost Recon Breakpoint has scored the best sentiment score out of all E3 games (by which they mean it has the lowest dislike ratio), Watch Dogs: Legion has received more than 65 awards and nominations, and Roller Champions was the most streamed game out of all the E3 games.
You can read the full report by clicking the embedded link here.
You can also check out the official MSPoweruser review of The Division 2 by following the link here. Despite the general summary that while it’s an incredibly satisfying looter shooter, it’s still rife with bugs and flaws, we still gave it a solid 7/10.