Just six months ago, Vivendi ended his attempted hostile takeover of Ubisoft, the great French video game publisher. And today, Ubisoft exceeded its financial goals for its second quarter, and the first half ended September 30th.
The French publishing giant also said that his last Assassin's Creed action adventure game, Odyssey, had a strong launch on October 5 after
Sales came in at $ 870 million for the first half of September 30th. Third quarter sales ended September 30th was $ 416 million, above Ubisoft's expectations at the high end of $ 403 million. Operating revenues were $ 106 million, well over $ 3.5 million in the same period a year ago.
On Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement: "The community reception has been extremely favorable and the player commitment once again confirms the franchise's listing among the very best [role-playing games]."
] Guillemot said that Ubisoft is on its way up its presence in e-sports, artificial intelligence and streaming. He also said mobile games sales and PC sales increase, with the latter particularly strong throughout Asia.
Ubisoft said it is based on its previous estimates of $ 2.2 billion in annual revenues and revenue of $ 500 million. [1
Ubisoft said that monthly active users of the Rainbow Six Siege, which has 40 million players, stood up in October. And Far Cry 5 continues to outperform Far Cry 4 about six months after launch.
For Honor, meanwhile, is the end of Marching Fire downloadable content, with a four-to-four castle siege mode. That game has 15 million players. Mobile revenues for games like Hungry Shark are up 60 percent.
Next year, Ubisoft has a big launch that comes with Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
Guillemot concluded that "The overall video game industry continues to thrive."