Ubisoft has shared its earnings results of H1 FY2018, revealing that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is selling relatively well. Although the company did not reveal whether this new AC game has surpassed the sales of Origins, it did claim that its sales are above expectations and that 45% of those sales are coming from digital.
Ubisoft has also revealed that The Division 2 has set a new record for beta sign-ups and that it is expected to sell more than Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 is one of the best selling titles for Ubisoft and outperformed Far Cry 4, meaning that the French team expects this upcoming title to perform even better than Odyssey.
Ubisoft has also stated that Rainbow Six Siege saw its second strongest activity ever with over 40 million players, and For Honor surpassed 15 million total players.
Now as you may all know from an earlier graph, Ubisoft is one of those companies that heavily invests on the GaaS model (Games as a service). And while a lot of gamers appear to be against it, the company announced that player recurring investment is up 50% YoY. In other words, and business-wise, this move has paid off.
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