Ubisoft: Unlike Activision, the French publisher unveils record figures (Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry)

Game News Ubisoft: Unlike Activision, the French publisher unveils record figures (Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry)

After giving news of three of these future projects, namely Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Skull & Bones, Ubisoft shared with us the figures for its fiscal year 2021-2022… And if we can see a slight drop in turnover compared to the previous year, we note a new record for the major licenses of the French brand, just that.

A turnover below…

Today is the day of the financial statements… After Activision, Sony and Electronic Arts, it is therefore Ubisoft’s turn to take stock of its turnover for the year 2021-2022. And what can be noticed by taking a quick look at the document, is that the French firm has, on the whole, done less well than last year. Indeed, the publisher noted a 5% drop in its turnover compared to last year. In other words, Ubisoft earned around 2.12 billion euros during this year compared to 2.24 billion during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

However, despite somewhat disappointing figures compared to last year, they are largely overtaken by the success of the publisher’s three largest licenses.

… but ever stronger licenses!

If Activision has noticed a general drop in its number of players – the American publisher has “only” 372 million players in 2022 against 435 million in 2021 – the fault of a Call of Duty: Vanguard which had the right to a half-hearted reception, Ubisoft, he explodes the scores. In effect, the brand’s flagship licenses, namely Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Rainbow Six, today generated record sales for the publisher. In 2021-2022, the three franchises each recorded well over 300 million euros in net income.

With such results, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has almost doubled its revenue compared to the year 2019-2020 (as a reminder, Valhalla was released during the 2020-2021 fiscal year). Incidentally, Adventures of Eivor also performed exceptionally well, as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had more unique players in 2021-2022 than in 2020-21. For its part, Far Cry is simply having the best year of the license thanks to the successful launch of Far Cry 6 on October 7, 2021. Finally, the Rainbow Six saga, with the success of Siege and Extraction, continues to attract more and more players.

Over the past year, despite significant challenges, we made progress on key strategic priorities, including growing our leading brands, building an increasingly recurring business, and implementing a deep transformation of our organization. In these difficult times, our teams have shown great resilience. As an organization, we have demonstrated that we can count on reliable brands. Yves Guillemot, President of Ubisoft

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