Ubisoft Software Sale by Platform. WatchDogs at 8M Shipped

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#1 Edited by -Damien- (5355 posts) -

https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/d20140710032607ubisoft%20q1%20fy15%20english%20finaltcm99154457.pdf

yup PS4 dominates

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#2 Edited by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

Bu bu but playstation gamers dont buy games !!!!

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#3 Edited by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

Wow. PS4 dominates in being milked. Why do individual game sales even matter to you at all?

Also, I'm impressed the PC reached 14% considering how many people skipped the game because of uPlay

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#4 Edited by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -

For a company complaining so much about piracy on the PC in the past and putting all sorts of measures against it,it looks like the PC is making them big bank according to those numbers,pretty much either ahead/on the level of most consoles,even with all the piracy lol.

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#5 Posted by -Damien- (5355 posts) -

lol WiiU and 3DS at 0%

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#6 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

what's all that "3 month" shit?

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#7 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:

For a company complaining so much about piracy on the PC in the past and putting all sorts of measures against it,it looks like the PC is making them big bank according to those numbers,pretty much either ahead/on the level of most consoles,even with all the piracy lol.

probably would do better if they hadn't implemented UPlay and optimized Watch_dogs a bit better

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#8 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

Wow. PS4 dominates in being milked. Why do individual game sales even matter to you at all?

Also, I'm impressed the PC reached 14% considering how many people skipped the game because of uPlay

Everyone trashes Watch Dogs, but then are proud they're platform was teh one that sold more. Exact same thing with COD.

Also, i think 14% is understandable. FC3 had 25% of the sales on pc, nor including the profit margins thanks to DD and, potential sale on Uplays tore, so not cuts to Steam. I wonder why.

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#9 Posted by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

lol WiiU and 3DS at 0%

What an embarrassment.

And these quarterly results are true for any of the major publishers. Which is why games like Destiny aren't coming to Wii U, but Sheep keep saying it makes no sense

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#10 Posted by Heil68 (57960 posts) -

PS4 dominates which is to be expected at this point.

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#11 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@-Damien- said:

lol WiiU and 3DS at 0%

What an embarrassment.

And these quarterly results are true for any of the major publishers. Which is why games like Destiny aren't coming to Wii U, but Sheep keep saying it makes no sense

Well, I don't think ubisoft really released any games in those time periods for wiiU and 3DS, so that probably isn't helping the percentage

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#13 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Watch Dogs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 confirmed.

i think once (and if) they are done with AC. them will make make watch dogs annual yearly franchise.

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#14 Posted by TheEroica (17535 posts) -

All that for a below average, lifeless sandbox...

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#15 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@system-reboot said:

@Desmonic said:

Watch Dogs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 confirmed.

i think once (and if) they are done with AC. them will make make watch dogs annual yearly franchise.

I expect both at the same time. WD in the spring, AC in the fall.

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#16 Posted by BldgIrsh (3044 posts) -

All that's been confirmed is the ps4 gamers have no good game to get.

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#18 Posted by 2Chalupas (6730 posts) -

@lostrib said:

what's all that "3 month" shit?

Companies generally report their numbers quarterly (although I guess this is a European company, and I thought they did their numbers semi-annually?).

In either case, on almost every type of financial report - companies compare themselves "quarter vs quarter" compared to the prior year - they don't necessarily always compare "month vs month".

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#19 Edited by super600 (32424 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@-Damien- said:

lol WiiU and 3DS at 0%

What an embarrassment.

And these quarterly results are true for any of the major publishers. Which is why games like Destiny aren't coming to Wii U, but Sheep keep saying it makes no sense

Ubisoft did not release anything significant since Assassin Creed 4 for the WiiU. So the numbers will be super low for ubisoft.Most of there WiiU/3ds games will be released on the in the fall/winter.I don't even remember the last time Ubisoft published a 3ds game.

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#20 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well, I don't think ubisoft really released any games in those time periods for wiiU and 3DS, so that probably isn't helping the percentage

But I've seen these Ubisoft quarterly results posted all year though, and I don't think it's ever been above 1%, even when the PS4/Xbox One weren't even out yet.

Even with Splinter Cell Blacklist U, Just Dance U, AC and Rayman/Child of Light - it just shows that third-party games on this system do not make enough money for them to make it worth their time anymore. And I know people say it's because the Ubisoft games were gimped, but I don't believe a fully complete, packed-to-the-gills version of Wii U Splinter Cell and AC 3 and AC4 would've suddenly make 0%-1% jump up much higher. A staggering 500,000-800,000 Wii U gamers didn't buy a game just because of a missing mode or feature(s) for a particular Wii U game?

The Wii percentages dropped drastically too, which only adds to the unsettling Nintendo picture. This tells me many gamers are tired of playing the Wii these days, not buying the Wii U games, and are going to PS4/One or mobile gaming, or just waiting it out. All Ubisoft and every publisher learns from these sales results is that it's much smarter to put games on PS3/PS4/One/360/PC (where they make the most money) and a bad idea to put a game on Wii U.

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#21 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

@speak_low said:

@lostrib said:

Well, I don't think ubisoft really released any games in those time periods for wiiU and 3DS, so that probably isn't helping the percentage

But I've seen these Ubisoft quarterly results posted all year though, and I don't think it's ever been above 1%, even when the PS4/Xbox One weren't even out yet.

Even with Splinter Cell Blacklist U, Just Dance U, AC and Rayman/Child of Light - it just shows that third-party games on this system do not make enough money for them to make it worth their time anymore. And I know people say it's because the Ubisoft games were gimped, but I don't believe a fully complete, packed-to-the-gills version of Wii U Splinter Cell and AC 3 and AC4 would've suddenly make 0%-1% jump up much higher. A staggering 500,00-800,000 Wii U gamers didn't buy a game just because of a missing mode or feature(s) for a particular Wii U game?

The Wii percentages dropped drastically too, which only adds to the unsettling Nintendo picture. This tells me many gamers are tired of playing the Wii these days, not buying the Wii U games, and are going to PS4/One or mobile gaming, or just waiting it out. All Ubisoft and every publisher learns from these sales results is that it's much smarter to put games on PS3/PS4/One/360/PC (where they make the most money) and a bad idea to put a game on Wii U.

Just Dance sells better on the Wii/WiiU than it does on PS systems and Rayman also sold best on the WiiU. Dunno bought child of light and I know Blacklist bombed. I frankly don't see the point of putting a lot of multiplat games on the WiiU at this point given the system ecosystem is currently not healthy but its a loop. Its never going to be a healthy system if third parties don't support it at all. I don't see the point in putting already established series on the WiiU like Assassin's Creed or Batman but I think they are flawed by avoiding having something like Destiny or Watch Dogs on the WiiU at launch with a solid marketing push. New franchises are a chance to grow. If for some reason, next gen Nintendo is producing solid numbers again, it's going to fucking hurt third parties not having any established franchises they can fall on to that hardware.

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#22 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27865 posts) -

Wow, I bought a Ubisoft game for Wii U and PS Vita and both are at 0%

Way to go to make me feel like my sale matters Ubisoft :O

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#23 Posted by High-Res (273 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/d20140710032607ubisoft%20q1%20fy15%20english%20finaltcm99154457.pdf

yup PS4 dominates

That's sales into the retail channel. Not sales that consumers actually purchased. Ubisoft always over saturates and floods the markets with their products. That is why you can always by them 2 weeks after launch for $39.99 and you can usually find them at specific retailers at specific times for $19.99 3 months after launch.

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#24 Posted by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

Looks like Ubisoft was justified in abandoning the Wii U. Third Party games are dead on it.

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#25 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Its kinda sad that so many people bought a game in which you do nothing else but watch through cameras and trigger nades on brainless AI.

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#26 Posted by cainetao11 (33960 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

Wow. PS4 dominates in being milked. Why do individual game sales even matter to you at all?

Also, I'm impressed the PC reached 14% considering how many people skipped the game because of uPlay

Its important for some people to feel like they fit in. Any evidence of the PS brand being the most popular some how makes the world a more acceptable place for TC

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#27 Posted by Alucard_Prime (9253 posts) -

I wonder what would have happened if they had not delayed it. Looks like they made the right choice....great game but at the same time doesn't hold up to GTA that well . One of the best apects of GTA5 was the flying, and that is not even something that exists in Watchdogs it seems(not in the 10 hours or so that I've played it anyways).

Very happy to see strong sales on PS4 and Xbox One, consoles ain't going anywhere anytime soon.

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#28 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

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#29 Edited by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

This. Also LOL @ WiU. No wonder publishers have abandoned that platform

#SDC2014

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#30 Posted by navyguy21 (14878 posts) -

All this fapping to PS4 is annoying.

Good lord cows.....

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#31 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

Not surprising to see a game sell more on the console that doesn't have many games to play.

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#32 Posted by clone01 (27148 posts) -

Okay.

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#33 Edited by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -
@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

Not surprising to see a game sell more on the console that doesn't have many games to play.

Right on cue

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#34 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:
@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

Not surprising to see a game sell more on the console that doesn't have many games to play.

Right on cue

so you agree then? good..i was beginning to worry about you.

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#35 Posted by Shielder7 (5191 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:
@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

Not surprising to see a game sell more on the console that doesn't have many games to play.

Right on cue

so you agree then? good..i was beginning to worry about you.

I agree you did exactly what I said you would do............

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#36 Edited by TheFadeForever (2655 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

This. Also LOL @ WiU. No wonder publishers have abandoned that platform

#SDC2014

According to that pc was number 1 for last year quarter

so what your point

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#37 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -
@Shielder7 said:

@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:
@lawlessx said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

Not surprising to see a game sell more on the console that doesn't have many games to play.

Right on cue

so you agree then? good..i was beginning to worry about you.

I agree you did exactly what I said you would do............

i gave a reasonable explanation..only fanboys call them "excuses" and then not give any argument against them

like what you just did

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#38 Posted by AdrianWerner (28440 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

Also, I'm impressed the PC reached 14% considering how many people skipped the game because of uPlay

Nobody really skips games becuse of uPlay, or to be more specific, the ammount of such people is so small it's statistically irrelevant.

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#39 Edited by AdrianWerner (28440 posts) -
@lostrib said:

@MrYaotubo said:

For a company complaining so much about piracy on the PC in the past and putting all sorts of measures against it,it looks like the PC is making them big bank according to those numbers,pretty much either ahead/on the level of most consoles,even with all the piracy lol.

probably would do better if they hadn't implemented UPlay and optimized Watch_dogs a bit better

I doubt very much uPlay is doing much to damage PC sales. The difference between those numbers between first three months and earlier periods is most likely a lot simplier to explain: Ubi didn't release any PC centric games in that period. People like to bash Ubi for medicore PC ports, but they often forget that this company also releases quite a lot PC exclusive. When they do the sales on PC jump a lot. Plus of course, those charts don't take into account all the money Ubi is making on their PC F2P games, which they have quite many

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#40 Edited by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@High-Res said:

@-Damien- said:

https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/d20140710032607ubisoft%20q1%20fy15%20english%20finaltcm99154457.pdf

yup PS4 dominates

That's sales into the retail channel. Not sales that consumers actually purchased. Ubisoft always over saturates and floods the markets with their products. That is why you can always by them 2 weeks after launch for $39.99 and you can usually find them at specific retailers at specific times for $19.99 3 months after launch.

What stores are selling Watchdogs for $40?

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#41 Posted by sukraj (27617 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Watch Dogs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 confirmed.

yes please

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#42 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

@I_can_haz said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

This. Also LOL @ WiU. No wonder publishers have abandoned that platform

#SDC2014

According to that pc was number 1 for last year quarter

so what your point

Key word here is "was". PS4 wasn't around last quarter anyways so you fail trying to compare PS4 and PC using last quarter numbers.

"Bu...bu...but....teh PC have dominate too!!1"

#SDC2014

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#43 Posted by trugs26 (7528 posts) -

Well, if you take it as a ratio considering the installbase of each platform, then Xbox would be a lot closer. If it is the case that PS4 is more than double Xbox One sales, then the attach rate is higher on Xbox One.

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#44 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (1238 posts) -

@-Damien- said:

https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/comsite_common/en-US/images/d20140710032607ubisoft%20q1%20fy15%20english%20finaltcm99154457.pdf

yup PS4 dominates

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#45 Edited by nintendoboy16 (34533 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well, I don't think ubisoft really released any games in those time periods for wiiU and 3DS, so that probably isn't helping the percentage

That, and Ubi pissed off so many Nintendo fans over how they handled Rayman Legends.

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#46 Posted by TheFadeForever (2655 posts) -

@I_can_haz said:

@TheFadeForever said:

@I_can_haz said:

@Shielder7 said:

But But the PC......Supposed to be number 1.

Incoming 1001 hermit excuses and that it's just because Ubisoft sucks and only Consolers buy their games and that it's different for every other publisher.

This. Also LOL @ WiU. No wonder publishers have abandoned that platform

#SDC2014

According to that pc was number 1 for last year quarter

so what your point

Key word here is "was". PS4 wasn't around last quarter anyways so you fail trying to compare PS4 and PC using last quarter numbers.

"Bu...bu...but....teh PC have dominate too!!1"

#SDC2014

You must not have read what I said because I wasn't comparing PS4 and PC

We were calming pc was always suppose to be number 1?

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#47 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

That, and Ubi pissed off so many Nintendo fans over how they handled Rayman Legends.

I don't think sales for third-party is struggling because of this. Many outside of the forums who don't follow video game news don't know about things like "controversial" delays or Watch_Dogs this and Resolution-Gate that. We're talking about many third-party games being hundreds of thousands to millions of units short (that's how far behind in sales the Wii U versions are, compared to the PS4/X1 versions who even had smaller install bases at the same time).

And isn't Rayman Legends always used as an example where Nintendo owners do buy and support third-party games, since the Wii U version outsold the PS360 versions? (although, if you really look at the numbers, it's not by much and the resulting effect was kind of exaggerated).

If the Wii U is struggling just because of pissed off customers over Rayman Legends/Ubisoft, then what are they pissed off about for the other developers whose games they are not buying either? That's a lot of worldwide anger and publisher resentment, it seems, judging by the third-party sales in every region. And wouldn't Xbox One owners be pissed off too at MS for what they did last year? And yet I see the Xbox One putting up somewhat respectable numbers in sales and not struggling as badly.

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#48 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

Watch Dogs is a fun game....I like it a lot and I didn't think I would. Looks like shit though.

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#49 Posted by Sagemode87 (1285 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice: The game looks great, best looking open world game besides Infamous SS.

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#50 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

@Sagemode87 said:

@chikenfriedrice: The game looks great, best looking open world game besides Infamous SS.

Infamous SS looks way better even though its not as "open-world" as WD