PS4 Dominates Ubisoft's Sales in Fiscal Year 2016-2017; Xbox One and PC Follow

Ubisoft released its financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2017.

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chrisx549d ago

Ps4 and the word Domination go hand in hand

Brave_Losers_Unite549d ago

At least he doesn't defend a shitty company

XtreemGamer549d ago

At least he can brag... not like you with your crappy xbox

nix549d ago

Please he can brag too if wanted to; about how many times the Xbox 1 was switched on and off around the world.

Highlife549d ago

Lol look at these kids fighting. Break it up or you'll go in time out.

Grow up

Brave_Losers_Unite549d ago (Edited 549d ago )


Judging by one of your comments

"You have small hands admit it!"
"Gay sex is poorly done. Disgusting"

You must have like 80 IQ


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shiva1549d ago

Is that 2:1 reflecting here in ubis software sales? If not then you may have to change that word?

choujij548d ago (Edited 548d ago )

Whatever the difference is between the ratio of consoles sold does necessarily reflect the ratio of copies sold for a multiplat game. There are more offerings on the PS4 vying for your money. And that also doesn't take into consideration the difference in taste for a console's user base.

DeadSilence549d ago

Ps4 pretty much dominates across the board.

ThePope549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

It looks like the Xbox is doing a nice job too. Its gained steadily in market share. Great job both consoles.

Edit - Also that title is total click bate.

Razzer549d ago

Gaining a single point in the 12 month breakdown is gaining "steadily"?

ThePope549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

If losing 3% year over year is domination then yeah.

Razzer549d ago

4%? PS4 lost 1% over the year and 3% Q4. Still had a 14% lead. If you don't like the word dominate, fine. Don't just make up shit in response.

ThePope549d ago

I admit i did misread it. I thought was the 12 month.

darthv72549d ago

We can assume that 3% difference between the PS4 moved over to the PC side. XB was virtually unchanged.

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Septic549d ago

PlayStation domination as usual. Xbox doing well though.

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ILostMyMind549d ago

And I presume this is the major reason one console sells more than the other.

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BecauseImBatman549d ago

I mean as expected, they are market leaders. Doesn't mean competition is doing badly however.

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Bigpappy549d ago

LOL. These fanboys just want to rub the sales in Xbox gamers face. Fanboys need something to brag about.

But your are correct. Looks like Xbox has a far superior attachment rate. PS4 is supposed to have a 100% more consoles out there than X1, yeah only 20-25% sales lead in software. So that DOMINATION is relative. Nothing to be so excited about. It means M$ just needs to win back the games it lost when they offered a weaker system this time around.

Why o why549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Games have been the main bragging rights used against your console of choice. . .sales are just bonus points. . Keep up mate . .

I like the spin though. . . What do you think Ubisoft care more about, the console with a lower attach rate but more sales or a console with a higher attach rate but less sales. . . . . . These guys. . . .you've gotta love em

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Razzer549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

See that dip in Ubisoft Q4 for PS4. You think it is just coincidence that that dip happened the same quarter PS4 was getting a huge influx of exclusive games? Brag about that attach rate all you want, but the fact is Xbox didn't have the competition for gaming dollars like PS4 did. And PS4 still ended taking the most share in spite of the competition.

xxjabberxx549d ago

Well that's what happens when you have a lot of games to chose from. Xbots have no games so they buy what's available.

GTgamer549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Sureeeeeeeee buddy when you understand that we have more games to choose from then you'll understand the attach Rate.

yomfweeee549d ago

Microsoft has no exclusives, so of course there third party attach rate will be higher.

rainslacker549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Attach rate is used to gauge how much a title is likely to sell on a system. It can be measured by overall sales, or down to single genres or specific competing software.

So, while attach rate is important to maintain support, overall software sales mean much more, because if more software sales are on one system, it'll get more software support. Attach rate can come into play at times, but in general, the higher the install base, the more likely it is to sell more software.

It's not to say that Xbox is in a place that it's going to lose much from Ubi, EA, Bethesda, or 2K, but already Square isn't releasing all their games on the system, because the higher attach rate doesn't mean that that attach rate is even across the board, so some software they make doesn't sell well on the system.

However, in general, the higher the install base, the lower the attach rate, because you're more likely to have more people on the system who don't buy as much software. Thus, the measure of attach rate is only really relevant when the install bases are close to one another.

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AmUnRa427d ago

Yeah shure whatever rocks your boat, gaining steadely market share, yeah right....

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Dragonscale549d ago

How is it clickbait if its true which it is?

ThePope549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Because while they hold the highest share of Ubisofts sales, its not only inline with the number of consoles sold (or slightly lower than it should be) its a 3% decrease year over year. And MS is right behind them, and not far behind. hence while I believe the title is there to elicit clicks. SO perhaps a better title would be "Sony holds on to the top spot of Ubisoft sales" or something similar.

AmUnRa549d ago

Is that the best you can do?
"MS is right behind them and not far behind"

Oke, give me the numbers sold for the Xbox One, in the USA and the rest of the world.
What do you say, o Microsoft are NOT giving ANY numbers sold, not for the USA and the rest of the world??
Whe know that the PS4 is over 60.000.000, that is a fact. What you are saying is wishfull thinking on your part.
Some of you guys live in lalaland.....🙄🙄 ;

Dragonscale549d ago

So 46% compared to 30% is 'just behind'. Lol. Its an article showing ubi's sales figures over all platforms. PS4 is dominating, fact. Saying sony is merely holding on is downplaying and a total understatement. Just because the title makes you salty doesn't mean its clickbait.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

" its not only inline with the number of consoles sold (or slightly lower than it should be) its a 3% decrease year over year. And MS is right behind them, and not far behind."

That has nothing to do with the fact that Ubisoft sells more software on PS4 than Xbox One. Your post is nothing more than spin and damage control.

Bronxs15549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Dominates is subjective. It's not like Sony is 90% and Microsoft is 10%. Heck it's not even Sony at 80% and Microsoft at 20%.

Sony is at 46% and Microsoft is at 30%. A lead yes but hardly "domination"

Also considering Microsoft's cross platform push with play anywhere. Windows or Xbox. And pc gaming basically being windows.

If you add Xbox at 30% and pc at 17%. That's 47% you can make a case The publisher makes more money on Microsoft than Sony.

Buuuut hey if u wanna ignore business facts objective numbers and math and hang on to your subjective terms like "dominates" go right ahead. I ain't gonna stop ya.

Dragonscale549d ago

So adding pc to xbone is'objective and math'. More like twisting the facts. Since when has ubisoft published pc games sold on steam had anything to do with microsoft? Lol. Never thats when. Talk about fud lol.

Bronxs15549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

yes... heaven forbid we acknowledge Windows is a Microsoft product right? oh look at the fud i'm spreading right's some more fud steam runs on windows.

"Evidently, Windows isn't going anywhere, with a Steam market share of nearly 96% as of March 2016. In fact, Epic Games even recently called Microsoft out on trying to "monopolize" PC gaming with its Universal Windows Platform initiatives."

96% market share.. wanna talk about DOMINATION now? until sony is so successful they get accused of monopolizing console gaming, we shouldn't be using dominates in headlines... more accurately as AmUnRa suggested "Sony holds on to the top spot of Ubisoft sales" or something similar."

xxjabberxx549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

I guess we can add PC,TVs and mobile to PlayStation's 46% since they started the whole "play anywhere" thing with Remote play. Can you please calculate the percentage for me? I can't seem to pull numbers out of my a$$ as well as you.Thanks. https://remoteplay.dl.plays...

AspiringProGenji549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Microsoft doesn't make money from games on Steam or any other application that isn't theirs. You are the one that needs a business and also a computer science lesson

2pacalypsenow549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

MS doesn't get a dime from PC game sales that are not sold on their store since there are no licensing fees on Windows. But I wouldn't be surprised if MS started using PC as an Xbox metric just to boost Xbox.

Razzer549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

"If you add Xbox at 30% and pc at 17%. That's 47% you can make a case The publisher makes more money on Microsoft than Sony. "

What? Where did you get the idea that MS gets paid for every game sold on PC? They don't.

And you want to give Steam's market share to MS? WTF

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Now this goes beyond spin and damage control into the realm of alternate reality.

rainslacker549d ago (Edited 549d ago )

Or, you look at it that Ubi is selling 53% more software on PS4 than X1. That's how they look at it. I dunno about how to measure dominance, but I'd say that 53% more than the closest competitor is probably strong evidence of said dominance.

That's the real math here. Not the spin that you're trying to propagate.

Also, Ubisoft isn't adding PC and console sales. They look at PC as PC, because that's how they separated the numbers. Just because it's a Windows PC, doesn't mean they combine the two. Ubisoft doesn't care that MS owns the main platform used for PC gaming. If Linux became the defacto standard, they'd use that. Only console fan boys and MS combine the two as one, which to me only reinforces the argument against Scorpio if you want power, because if you combine the two, the PC is the better choice, particularly for the long term where you aren't at MS whim on how long support will be maintained. PC =/= Windows just because it's the OS that people are using. If it did, then Ubi would qualify the numbers in such a manner.

Steam is a service that runs on windows(and elsewhere). It is appropriated to PC because that is the most common place it's used. If you wanted to be more appropriate with your logic, then you'd say that Ubi should be saying "Steam sales".

MainstreamGamer549d ago

You just love "alternative facts" don't ya? Kellyanne Conway is that you?

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