PS4 Made Up Largest Part of Ubisoft Game Sales During the Last 3 Months, Doubles Xbox One and PC Sales

Driven by Watch Dogs and Child of Light, the last 3 months brought strong PS4 software sales for Ubisoft.

Last week, publisher Ubisoft revealed that its recent game releases have sold very well. So well, in fact, that the company's sales in the last three months have risen 374 percent over the same time period in 2013. But one of the big questions during Ubisoft's earnings call was how those sales were distributed over the platforms. On the day of the call, the company also published a breakdown of the software sales by system, and it turns out that games sold best on the PlayStation 4 by a wide margin.

Driven by a very strong performance by March's release of Watch Dogs, over 50 percent of Ubisoft's software revenue came from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 during the past three months. But Ubisoft games on the PS4 sold much better than on Xbox One. Sales on the PS4 made up 36 percent of Ubisoft's revenue, more than double the One's 17 percent. It's interesting to note that PS4 revenue also more than doubled sales on PC, which came in at 14 percent of total sales.

You can check out the entire console breakdown over the last three months below. Software sales for the Wii U, Vita, and 3DS were negligible over this time period.

ConsolePercentage of Software Sales From April-June 2014
PlayStation 436%
Xbox One17%
PlayStation 317%
Xbox 36014%
PC14%
Wii1%
Mobile/Other1%
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Rodneyjc2
Rodneyjc2

I'm a long time gamer.  Since 1977, I've purchased and played most video consoles that have been released, including the XBox One.  Initially, I purchased 6 games for the XBox One.  When it was revealed that the XBox One could not run the games at 1080p at a decent frame rate, it made me angry and I felt betrayed.  A new generation console that could not handle the popular 1080p standard was unacceptable to me.  I immediately went out and purchased a PS4.  So I have been purchasing the PS4 format games ever since.  I must admit that I prefer the gameplay and graphics of the XBox One in comparison to the PS4, but this is my revenge for the betrayal.   I refuse to pay the same price for an XBox game that runs at a lower resolution.

andystephenson
andystephenson

Sony have had 3 consecutive #1 consoles the ps1 ps2 and ps3 outsold it's competitors (not including the wii.. Last gens real champ) and a Microsoft console has never outsold a Sony console so it really is no surprise that the ps4 is doing so well. PS3 games are still outselling Xboxone games!! Sony are a safe bet.. If te Xbox one was a horse I wouldn't be backing it for anything apart from the knackers yard

Gue1
Gue1

cows are thirsty.

justerthought
justerthought

For me that's a marriage made in heaven. I've always liked Ubisoft due to their large selection of excellent open world games, but they were the kings of screen tear on PS3. Open world games are the future of gaming and the PS4 now has the power to render Ubisoft games without screen tear. The huge PS4 sales figures are proof of that and will just cause Ubisoft to make even more open world games, bigger and better. Just make sure your on the PS4 because the XB1 is not going to be able to keep up with its tiny ESRAM, slow DDR3 RAM and lame GPU.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

X1, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Such an underachiever.  Atleast Wii U has an accuse.

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

this news is  not surprising to me sony had exclusive dlc watchdogs was a prominent feature at their conferences, and ubisoft do tend to largely favour sony (assassins creed 2-blackflag, far cry 4 and watchdogs) you need proof i mean look at the sales the ps3 sold the same percentage as xbox one.

GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

Dat eighth gen Xbox drop.


Brand loyalty means nothing in this industry.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

Microsoft should rely on exclusives this time around just like PS3 did, what pushed PS3's sales even further is that PSN was free

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

obviously the ps4 is going to have the lion's share of multi-platform sales since it currently owns the lion's share of the next gen console market. even people still on last gen tech probably plan on getting ps4 and are holding off on buying games like watch dogs and child of light until they get their hands on the ps4 so they can play the games at their best. This article was pointless, everyone already knows ps4 is winning in every field of the market. This isn't news, it is fanning the flames.

sakaixx
sakaixx

ps4 is shaping up to be the gamers choice of console to play.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Considering the 3 of 4 Ubisoft games I own don't actually work, I'm not surprised PC sales are low, not to mention how much Uplay really does suck and hardly works. Watchdogs is the only game I can run on my PC, and quite well I might add, but Splinter Cell: Blacklist, GR Future Soldier & Assassins Creed Revelations won't display. Love Ubi games, but won't be buying any older games ever again.

funkerazmain
funkerazmain

My common sense is telling me not to listen to anything Ubisoft says


deth420
deth420

speaking as a pc user, I dont buy your games, uplay sucks!

ButDuuude
ButDuuude

But but but the PlayStation 4 haz no gamez.  but but but people don't buy games for the PlayStation 4...

DVONvX
DVONvX

I almost bought a PS4 over an xbox one. Glad I didn't. PS4 is hyped way too much. 

danielgibbs7902
danielgibbs7902

@andystephenson ummm....the PS3 just recently caught the Xbox 360 in sales.

There is news now; since the price drop...the ONE is slowly catching/closing HERE in the US...not worldwide.

If you ran horses....you wouldve tired him by the first post...as its a marathon & not a sprint.

With the majority of Ps4 games coming in 2015...the holidays are going to look real nice for the ONE = lower pricing...More exclusives [NOT INDIES]...& HALO [which will bring back defectors]

The PS4 is doing well...You'd be ignorant though; to think MS is out of the game.

hansbeej
hansbeej

@justerthought yea, the Xbox One's ROP is only 32-bit because that's all the system can handle (DDR3 RAM, not unified, and 32 MB of eSRAM). The PS4 isn't much better (64-bit, while the GPU both systems are based was 128-bit before it was customized), but at least it's enough to squeak by in modern, memory bandwidth hungry games.


Then you re-consider that DDR3 RAM and its 768 stream processors. I'd bet good money that Microsoft is already full steam ahead on the Xbox One's successor. 

justerthought
justerthought

@willjohnboy 

I buy the version that runs the best, not which offers exclusive DLC. I'm just lucky the best version has the exclusive DLC as well, which makes the XB1 pretty much redundant. Ubisoft are supporting the PS4 because it runs their stuff great, unlike the XB1. The Titanfall devs are exclusive to the XB1 and are starting to regret it, because the console does not have the balls to run it and make it look good.

justerthought
justerthought

@GrenadeLauncher 

Brand loyalty? Are you joking? Be loyal to yourself not MS. Be loyal to whoever delivers. It's democratic and keeps them on their toes. If another product gives you better gaming, jump ship. You get no medals staying loyal to a company that sold you up the river by hijacking the xbox brand in order to launch a kinect controlled multimedia TV box on the masses at the expense of gaming power.

justerthought
justerthought

@x1pwnsyou 

Then don't buy one. We'll be too busy having fun to miss people like you who think it sucks.

justerthought
justerthought

@fgjnfgh 

MS don't have many exclusives. The ones they have are mostly pay to deny bribes with corrupt devs. Are you suggesting they bribe even more devs so that gamers are blackmailed into buying a lame console just because their favourite games has been bought off by MS corruption.

Sony exclusives are made by Sony. They own the studios and pay the wages. The games would not be made without Sony's funding.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@fgjnfgh But they don't have enough Studios (Or Talented ones) to do that.

justerthought
justerthought

@Aaronp2k 

Yes we all knew the XB1 is a given to go belly up, but the article is not pointless. I'm actually surprised the PS4 is selling more games than the PS3 at such an early stage, so they must be holding off for the upgrade like you say. PS4 is even selling more than the PC. Where is the master race now. They are all mouth and no wallet. PC gamers are probably refusing to buy Watch Dogs, not because it's no good as a game but because they cannot parade it as being better graphics than PS4 because they look identical.

The rise of PS4 really is meteoric. But then again it is the most powerful games console ever created. If I fanned some flames in order to discuss it, then so be it. I'm afraid you have to crack some eggs to make an omelet.

justerthought
justerthought

@XNEXUS666X 

You also highlight another interesting point. Everyone accepts you need a better graphics card to run the latest games and assumes they are backwards compatible. You have clearly discovered that a modern graphics card sometimes won't play a games optimised for an older card several years ago. Consoles do not have that problem because they are a closed system that you can trust 100%. They play the latest games and the oldest games just like they did when you first bought the console. No deterioration like on a PC where you have to defrag the hard drive and delete old files clogging up the system, or try to isolate a software conflict that you inadvertently installed or was auto updated by the system.

justerthought
justerthought

@XNEXUS666X 

lol ...they work perfectly on PS4. You just demonstrated the reason why we are on console. Ubisoft make powerful cutting edge open world games so you're going to need powerful kit each time a new game comes out. You need to vastly overkill the PS4 spec because the PC is inefficient beast. PC gamers like you are buried in a quagmire of incompatibility that needs constant attention and upgrades to keep it all working. Stop blaming the devs. It's the hardware. You've clearly been letting it slide instead of getting that credit card out. I've been there and jumped off that treadmill 10 years ago.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@deth420 Speaking as A Console user be greatful you got the game on time and didin't have to wait a year like GTA.

label07
label07

@deth420 Yep, secondary services to sign into are annoying and retarded.  MS learned their lesson with their games for windows live or whatever, they discontinued that a little while back.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@DVONvX You mean like Titanfail the game that was called a "COD Killer" then flopped after one month on the market? Or like the Kinect the "Must Have device" which was dropped after only a few month even though Microsoft claimed the experience was based around it over and over again? Yep you made the right choice you clearly know about Hype............

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@DVONvX So you make you decisions based on how much hype something get, that sound completely illogical. 

andystephenson
andystephenson

Actually the 360 had a years head start on the ps3 so the ps3 sold a hell of a lot better than the 360 to pass them at any point during last gen.

Think about this even if the Xbox one doubled in sales it wouldn't close the gap it would just prevent it getting any bigger and and the spike in sales from the price drop only lasted a few weeks..

Here's a tid bit for you

Regarding a change of focus from console gaming to mobile

On June 10, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent an e-mail to Microsoft employees, detailing his plans for the Xbox brand. Nadella, who was appointed CEO earlier this year, plans to shift Microsoft's focus into the mobile realm.

Also in the next few month MS are laying off 18,000 employees! Many of wich from the Xbox department

And halo? that's such a poor game

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

@justerthought WTH are you even talking about? LOL. Bribe? It's called timed exclusive, so I guess MGS 4 was made out of bribery and Ratched and Clank made out of bribery and hmm well guess what Insomniac don't work for Sony so all of Insomniac's games are bribed.  Microsoft owns Halo, Gears, Crackdown, Forza, Rare studios, and Microsoft Studios. You want to defend the system you like, say something makes sense or shut your hole man.

DVONvX
DVONvX

@BigBossWato @DVONvX A lot of people bought the ps4 due to hype. All that GDDR5 50% more power crap is what sold the ps4 initially. 

danielgibbs7902
danielgibbs7902

@andystephenson Halo a poor game...is that why COD & mostly every other FPS has followed its blueprint...& 46 million gamers think other wise.

Yes MS laid off workers - FROM NOKIA [12,500] & is still PROFITABLE...SONY has CUT DIVISIONS & is in the RED....hoping the PS4 will carry them...LMAO.

SONY cant even take the lead in their home country; being outsold by the 3DS.

SONY had a head start in this battle [from launch & countries]; & now youre bragging about the lead.

& who's speaking of MOBILE....you are; to distract away from the points I made about the CONSOLE.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

So if you don't buy based off hype then you must only play the most obscure of games, but the problem is most of the Xb1 games I have seen so far are hyped to a high degree as well, also wasn't the XB1 hyped as well, at least the entertainment aspect were.

andystephenson
andystephenson

Actually MS closed Xbox studios today and there's more to come.

I'm talking about mobile, to make a point. Console gaming won't be the main focus of the Xbox department anymore.

So is not looking good for the marathon you were talking about..

Lmao as you put it.

And yeah we all love the same old fps every year haha. And I'm going back to playing destiny beta by that company bungee who made that game halo that they didn't even want to make anymore.. Haha yeah bye buddy

label07
label07

@BigBossWato Halo 2 anniversary bitch....PS-anything just got owned.  Have fun with Knack 2 LOL

danielgibbs7902
danielgibbs7902

@andystephenson Oh so SONY CUTTING divisions...is good.

MS letting people go from the Nokia buyout...means MS is doomed?!

Thats not the reason Bungie gave...oh yeah you guys are just getting to know Bungie...too bad its not exclusive = Sept9th.

Oh yeah...LMAO

andystephenson
andystephenson

Haha!! Halo again!! Yeah you play that awful ad I'll play tlou2 uncharted the order 1886 and bloodborne you play your recycled FPS

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

There is no halo 2 anniversary, there is only the halo master cheif collection, and I will have fun with knack 2, also nothing has been owned since PS has the larger library of games.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@label07 @BigBossWato halo 2 sucked lol. halo 1 campaign was miles better. In fact halo 1 campaign is the only campaign I liked out of all of the games. If you are talking about multiplayer then halo's multiplayer got outdated years ago and is irrelevant now.


Also I would take no man's sky, bloodborne, uncharted 4 or the last of us remastered over halo collection any day of the week. In fact I would take them over literally anything xbox one has to offer. xbox one just offers a load of dude bro games, whereas sony offers quality mature gaming experiences.


Also halo anniversary is literally the only game you mentioned. Is that literally all your precious x1 can throw at sony?

andystephenson
andystephenson

Haha hilarious. You know they've developed games for playstations in the past?

Hell yes it's a good thing if it's profitable and Sony can't really go bust considering how closely it's tied in to the Japanese political system and how many shares are nationally owened. And I Sony closed have there development studios they'd still have more than MS. Yeah you can play halo ill play the last of us, uncharted , the order, bloodbourne, infamous, ground zeroes and so many more and all that exclusive content/exclusive beta access and you can enjoy.. Oh.. Nothing really

danielgibbs7902
danielgibbs7902

@andystephenson right...in 2015-2016 = uncharted , the order

Ill be playing this in 2014>>>Halo-Re-Mastered[with beta acess to Halo 5]...alongside a host of others; even x plats[cough,cough - Destiny] Sunset Overdrive...Forza Horizon 2...I do dab in the Project Spark[full release in Oct]...Oh & best believe I play TitanFall.

I dont really care about timed exclusive DLC...I think getting the game the same day as the PS4 trumps that.

Greatness Awaits You - but its further down the line

Stogin
Stogin

@shinjuki @Stogin @GrenadeLauncher @sonyonly4 @fgjnfgh And you look really pathetic assuming that I'm following you around.  You know what happens when you make an assumption right?  I just happen to read articles and look at comments and I see that the most retarded things being said in the entire thread comes from you, so I comment back, not my fault you're such an easy target.  And from everything I've seen, you literally have never made an intelligent post, You're posts reek of fanboy nonsense, Sunset Overdrive looks fun, but it will never be the best game in the world, but you keep telling yourself that, meanwhile I'll be enjoying the games, because i have all 3 systems and can enjoy being a gamer, unlike you, who will miss some truly great games for what? Some pathetic loyalty that MS will never care about? Grow up...