Ubisoft is enjoying quite a nice start to the 2017 year. Popular titles like Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor are bringing in big time sales, while exciting expansions for Steep and The Division continue to engage players. Ubisoft reported results for its first quarter of 2017-2018 and the numbers are outstanding.
The publisher is reporting that Ghost Recon Wildlands is the industry’s “biggest hit” so far in 2017. This note comes from the physical and digital sales of games between January 2017 and June 2017. Consoles and PC across Europe, North America, Japan and Australia were taken into account.
Ghost Recon Wildlands released this past March and is proving to be an addicting, massively entertaining experience. In fact, Ubisoft is bringing a new PvP mode to Wildlands. The Open Beta for Ghost War will begin on all platforms later this summer. The full mode will release this fall. Gamers who wish to check out the trailer for the new experience can check it out below:
“In Ghost War, two groups of players will team up to take part in a four-versus-four team deathmatch experience that builds on the tactical squad play from the main game. Teams will choose from a roster of varied classes that fill specific roles on the battlefield as they navigate large-scale, open maps and take down their enemies. Ghost War will also integrate new PvP mechanics, including suppressing fire and sound markers, to create a true military strategic, team-based multiplayer mode,” Ubisoft wrote.
Getting back to the firm’s financials, the first quarter saw digital revenue grow by 55 percent. Furthermore, overall sales were up by 45.2 percent. The firm is clearly in a very strong position, both financially and from a software standpoint. Second quarter is the start of a string of major releases from Ubisoft.
The first release this coming quarter will be Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The title is a Switch exclusive and debuts on Aug. 29. For a peek into the game, check out our E3 hands-on preview. Additionally, the third season of For Honor will run its course, while Rainbow Six Siege is going to receive a new Hong Kong expansion.
Beyond the second quarter, Ubisoft will release the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Origins. This game will debut on Oct. 27 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. A few days before, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release on Oct. 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Just Dance 2018 drops on Oct. 24 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii and Switch. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Ubisoft.