Ubisoft lowers sales expectations for 2016 after a disappointing quarter
Ubisoft has released the figures published for the third quarter of 2016, ending on december 31. The turnover is disappointing, and the company thinks that it is because in the last few months a lot of new hardware is launched.
In the third quarter of 2016, Ubisoft has 529,9 million euros converted, the company Thursday announced (pdf). In comparison with a year ago, this is a decline of 6 percent. Ubisoft had expected a turnover of 560 million euro.
The company claims that for the past month a lot of new gaminghardware is released, including the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, and PlayStation VR. This should make gamers less money have kept for games.
The spellenmaker has the turnover expectations for the full financial year adjusted to 1.46 billion to 1.5 billion euro, of € 1.61 billion to 1,67 billion euro. The reduction has to do with the disappointing sales of the third quarter.
Watch Dogs 2
The introduction of the game Watch Dogs 2 is described as ‘not so dynamic as expected’. However, the interest in the video game is according to Ubisoft now attracted. Also does the game better than Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate a year earlier in the same quarter it was released. Exact sales figures are not published.
Snowboardgame Steep has better than expected presented, but also here there are no figures released. Shooting game Rainbow Siege Six now has 15 million active players. Also, The Division does very well, and saw a jump of 152 percent in the number of active players in October. At the time, was there also an update released.
Ubisoft reports that The Division and Rainbow Six Siege for sales and digital omzetrecords have taken care of in the third quarter. The game South Park: The Fractured But Whole is postponed to the next financial year and will be between april 2017 and march 2018.
Assassin’s Creed movie
In the past quarter was also the Assassin’s Creed film in the United States. Although the film not done well with the critics, the film is nevertheless reasonably able to score in cinemas around the world.
The film has a turnover of 213 million dollars in the coffers. Senior Ubisoft employees call it a great first step, what is the filmambities of the company. The film is running since 5 January in the Dutch cinemas.